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1961 Tony Bettenhausen Memorial

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USAC Champ Car Series race number 6 of 12
Monday, August 21, 1961 at Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
100 laps* on a 1.000 mile dirt track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:00:57
Average speed: 98.04 mph
Pole speed: 105.356 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: 15000
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1961 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1961 standings

1 456   Jim Hurtubise Sterling Plumbing   (Barnett Brothers)Kuzma / Offy994271running78200
2 31   A.J. Foyt Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Meskowski / Offy993001running0160
3105   Dick Rathmann Autolite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Kuzma / Offy981668running0140
4 26   A.J. Shepherd Bell Lines Trucking   (Fred Sclavi)Silnes / Offy981113running0120
5137   Shorty Templeman Bill Forbes Racing   (Bill Forbes)Meskowski / Offy981017running0100
61712   Rodger Ward Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Kuzma / Offy97824running080
71696   Cotton Farmer Windmill Trucking   (Lee Glessner)Silnes / Offy97671running060
81821   Elmer George HOW   (Mari Hulman George)Watson / Offy97623running050
9 844   Bobby Marshman Competition Engineering   (Walter Meskowski)Meskowski / Offy97575running040
10 781   Len Sutton Central Excavating   (Pete Salemi)Kuzma / Offy97527running030
11 198   Parnelli Jones Willard Battery   (J.C. Agajanian)Lesovsky / Offy95479running2120
121545   Jack Turner Bardahl   (Fred Gerhardt)Meskowski / Offy95392running010
13 937   Chuck Hulse Tassi VatisKurtis / Offy88344overheating0 
14 551   Don Davis Fike Plumbing   (Harlan Fike)Kuzma / Offy73306mechanical0 
15 63   Don Branson Hoover Motor Express   (John Wills)Kuzma / Offy61267mechanical0 
161152   Lloyd Ruby John Zink Trackburner   (John Zink)Watson / Offy23229mechanical0 
171293   Allen Crowe Howard IddingsMeyer / Offy22153mechanical0 
181419   Al Keller Konstant Hot   (Bruce Homeyer)Philipp / Offy13153mechanical0 
* Race shortened to 99 laps due to scoring error.

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Rodger Ward2Leader Card
Bud Tingelstad34Federal Engineering
Rex Easton42Stearly Motor Freight
Jiggs Peters46Ray Brady
Bobby Grim49Art Koopman
Dempsey Wilson55Greenman-Wilson
Bruce Jacobi58Harden
Red Riegel63Vargo
Ernie Koch66Jewett-Cameron
Beau Clerke71Bo Ju
Ronnie Duman72Wyandotte Tool

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Parnelli Jones12121
  Jim Hurtubise229978