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1968 California 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 1 of 28
Sunday, March 17, 1968 at Hanford Motor Speedway, Hanford, CA
134 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (201.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:39:15
Average speed: 121.511 mph
Pole speed: 155.709 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1968 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1968 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 74   Gordon Johncock Johncock Racing Team   (Gordon Johncock)Gerhardt / Offy1348130running14400
2 95   Al Unser Retzloff Chemical   (Al Retzloff)Lola / Ford1344878running0320
3 425   Lloyd Ruby Gene WhiteMongoose / Offy1342601running0280
4111   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford1332032running0240
5 13   Bobby Unser Rislone   (Bob Wilke)Eagle / Offy1331626running98200
6 58   Roger McCluskey G.C. Murphy   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Ford1331463running12160
71354   Wally Dallenbach Valvoline   (Tassi Vatis)Huffaker / Offy1321300running0120
81015   Mel Kenyon Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning   (Fred Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy1321219running0100
91290   George Snider Leader Card   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Ford1311138running080
101699   Gary Bettenhausen Joe Hunt Magneto   (Joe Hunt)Lesovsky / Offy1301057running060
111728   George Follmer George BryantCheetah / Ford127976running040
121856   Keith Rachwitz Clyde LynchHalibrand / Offy126894running020
132262   Bruce Walkup Hayhoe Racing Enterprises   (Cleaver Brooks)Vollstedt / Offy124813running0 
142151   Dempsey Wilson Lysle GreenmanHalibrand / Chevy122732running0 
151955   Sonny Ates Boyce Holt Racing   (Boyce Holt)Turner / Chevy121650running0 
16 211   Art Pollard Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy120569crash10 
172661   Max Dudley Dudley Trucking   (Max Dudley)Gerhardt / Chevy115488running0 
182310   Bud Tingelstad Federal Engineering   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy113406running0 
1924101   Bruce Jacobi Earl SmithGerhardt / Offy92325fuel leak0 
201496   Johnny Rutherford E. R. E. & Green   (Eisert Racing Enterprises)Eisert / Chevy82243crash0 
211514   Chuck Hulse Quaker State   (Myron Caves)Gerhardt / Offy71163transmission0 
22 69   Joe Leonard Vel's Ford Sales   (Vel Miletich)Morris / Ford52163crash0 
23 32   Mario Andretti Andretti Racing Team   (Mario Andretti)Brawner / Ford40163half shaft0 
242081   Arnie Knepper Central Excavating   (Pete Salemi)Gerhardt / Offy32163water tank0 
252523   George Benson ConzeBrothersWatson / Offy9163engine0 
26 898   Billy Vukovich, Jr. J.C. AgajanianMongoose / Offy6163throttle link0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bob Hurt26Romano
Jim Malloy67Jim Robbins Seat BeltVollstedt / Ford
WDDanny Ongais68Mickey ThompsonThompson / Chevy

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Art Pollard133
  Bobby Unser485
  Roger McCluskey991
  Bobby Unser10156
  Roger McCluskey16194
  Bobby Unser209172
  Art Pollard92987
  Roger McCluskey991057
  Bobby Unser10612015
  Gordon Johncock12113414