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1975 California 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 3 of 13
Sunday, March 9, 1975 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:14:22
Average speed: 154.344 mph
Pole speed: 196.549 mph
Cautions: 5 for 32 laps
Margin of victory: 43.31 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1975 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1975 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt200110058running1871000
2 248   Bobby Unser Jorgensen Steel   (Earle Jorgensen)Eagle / Offy20035019running9800
3 798   Steve Krisiloff Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy19724494running0700
41955   Lee Kunzman Cobre Tire   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy19517796running0600
51289   John Martin Automotive TechnologyMcLaren / Offy19312987running0500
61468   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy19310265running0400
72486   Al Loquasto Frostie Root Beer   (Al Loquasto)McLaren / Offy1888423running0300
81677   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy1877927running0250
92558   Eldon Rasmussen Ras-Car   (Eldon Rasmussen)Rascar / Foyt1868072running0200
10 440   Wally Dallenbach Sinmast   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy18413292piston0150
111512   Mike Mosley Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy1797099piston0100
122873   Jerry Grant Spirit of Orange County   (Fred Carrillo)Eagle / Offy1786364running050
131315   Roger McCluskey Silver Floss Sauerkraut   (Lindsey Hopkins)Riley / Offy1706740engine0 
142645   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy1686230running0 
151020   Gordon Johncock Sinmast   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1496847radiator hose0 
162227   Tom Bigelow T. H. Wilson Development   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy1235694oil pressure0 
17 52   Johnny Rutherford Gatorade   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy869741piston4 
183223   Jim McElreath Crower Cams   (Crower Engineering)Eagle / Chevy844444connecting rod0 
19 611   Pancho Carter Cobre Tire   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy838237gearbox0 
203197   George Snider Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy584307overheating0 
21 978   Jimmy Caruthers Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Eagle / Offy545835valve0 
222729   Lee Brayton Eisenhour-Brayton Racing TeamCoyote / Foyt464707too slow0 
23 86   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Cobre Tire   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy395993piston0 
242344   Dick Simon Dick SimonEagle / Foyt374629piston0 
251794   Johnny Parsons Tassi VatisFinley / Offy344474gearbox0 
26 34   Al Unser Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Eagle / Offy244965piston0 
272910   Rick Muther Gilmore Racing   (Gilmore Racing)Coyote / Foyt173837clutch0 
281821   Mario Andretti Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Eagle / Offy153771connecting rod0 
292076   Bill Scott Webster Racing   (Marvin Webster)Eagle / Offy75589piston0 
303099   Bob Harkey Joe Hunt Magneto   (Joe Hunt)Gerhardt / Offy53634wheel bearing0 
313333   Larry McCoy Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy33596oil pressure0 
321116   Bobby Allison CAM2 Motor Oil   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy24796valve0 
332138   Jerry Karl Midwest Dura-Pot   (Carl Gehlhausen)King / Offy14258piston0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
George Follmer28American Kids Racers

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
793   #99 tow-in 
106859  
698315   rain 
8413653  
1371415   debris 
14216524  
1661716   debris 
17218615  
1871893   #40 stalled on track 
19020011  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.0%             Average green flag run: 28.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  A.J. Foyt12525
  Bobby Unser26305
  A.J. Foyt315222
  Bobby Unser53531
  A.J. Foyt548128
  Johnny Rutherford82854
  Bobby Unser86883
  A.J. Foyt89200112

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   A.J. Foyt 1200    
2   Steve Krisiloff 840   -360  
3   Bobby Unser 830   -370  
4   Lee Kunzman 740   -460  
5   John Martin 580   -620  
6   Tom Sneva 440   -760  
7   Wally Dallenbach 350   -850  
8   Al Loquasto 300   -900  
9   Salt Walther 260   -940  
9   Eldon Rasmussen 260   -940  
11   Pancho Carter 160   -1040  
11   Johnny Rutherford 160   -1040  
13   Mike Mosley 130   -1070  
14   Billy Vukovich, Jr. 120   -1080  
14   Bill Scott 120   -1080  
16   Jimmy Caruthers 100   -1100  
16   Gordon Johncock 100   -1100  
18   Al Unser 60   -1140  
19   Jerry Grant 50   -1150  
19   Roger McCluskey 50   -1150