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1965 Tony Bettenhausen Memorial


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 12 of 18
Saturday, August 21, 1965 at Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
100 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:02:23
Average speed: 96.174 mph
Pole speed: 109.456 mph
Cautions: 2 for 11 laps
Margin of victory: 9 sec
Attendance: 25000
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1965 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1965 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 51   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (Ansted-Thompson Racing)Meskowski / Offy1004609running86200
2 898   George Snider Hurst   (J.C. Agajanian)Watson / Offy1003134running0160
3 612   Mario Andretti Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Kuzma / Offy992027running0140
4 22   Johnny Rutherford Wynn's   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy991336running14120
5 152   Jim McElreath John ZinkMeskowski / Offy991106running0100
6 34   Don Branson Wynn's   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy99921running080
7125   Bud Tingelstad American Red Ball   (Lindsey Hopkins)Kuzma / Offy97737running060
8 910   Jud Larson Federal Engineering   (Dan LeVine)Meskowski / Offy97645running050
91458   Gary Congdon Churchill HardenRusso-Nichels / Offy95599running040
101088   Bobby Unser Vita Fresh Orange Juice   (Gordon Van Liew)Meskowski / Offy94553running030
111676   Gordon Johncock Weinberger Homes   (Weinberger & Wilseck)Blum / Offy93506running020
121584   Al Miller Midwest Manufacturing   (Carl Gehlhausen)Kurtis / Offy38460running010
131119   Carl Williams Robert McDermottMeskowski / Offy33414oil pressure0 
14 781   Red Riegel Central Excavating   (Pete Salemi)Dunlop / Offy30368mechanical0 
151322   Ronnie Duman Enterprise Machine   (Walt Flynn)Flynn / Offy29322piston0 
16 418   Arnie Knepper Konstant Hot   (Tassi Vatis)Huffaker / Offy25276oil pressure0 
171797   Mike McGreevy Stoye Racing   (Adolph Stoye)Stoye / Offy20230too slow0 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155  
6138   rain 
14152  
16183   #88 spun turn 2 
1910082  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.0%             Average green flag run: 29.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Rutherford11414
  A.J. Foyt1510086