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1977 Tony Bettenhausen 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 11 of 14
Sunday, August 21, 1977 at Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
200 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (200.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:55:37
Average speed: 103.798 mph
Pole speed: 132.45 mph
Cautions: 7 for 41 laps
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1977 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1977 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 32   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth20014765running29400
2 65   Pancho Carter Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Lightning / Offy1988807running0320
3 740   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1975567running0280
41424   Tom Bigelow Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy1964085running0240
51638   Rick Mears Theodore Racing   (Teddy Yip)McLaren / Offy1963332running0200
61578   Bobby Olivero Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy1942879running0160
72019   Spike Gehlhausen PV Corp   (Carl Gehlhausen)McLaren / Offy1942653running0120
81398   Gary Bettenhausen Agajanian   (Grant King)King / Offy1942427running0100
91217   Dick Simon Bryant Heating   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy1942201running080
10 520   Gordon Johncock STP Double Oil Filter   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1932475running060
111723   Joe Saldana Leader Card   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy1921861running040
121880   Larry Dickson WKYG Radio   (Russ Polak)McLaren / Offy1921747running020
13 993   Johnny Parsons McIntire Chevrolet   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy1901635running0 
142167   Ed Crombie Crombie Brothers   (Ed Crombie)Eagle / Foyt1801521running0 
15 221   Al Unser American Racing Wheels   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Cosworth1733118oil leak171 
162269   Jerry Grant Hoffman Racing   (Richard Hoffman)Eagle / Offy1651340running0 
17 46   Bobby Unser Cobre Tire / Clayton   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Offy1231295engine0 
18108   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Cosworth1141249exhaust0 
191191   Steve Krisiloff Eastside Cafe   (Art Sugai)Eagle / Offy781204engine0 
20 811   Roger McCluskey 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy721159valve0 
21 125   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth572136engine0 
221936   Jerry Sneva Spirit of America   (James Bidwell)McLaren / Offy551114crash0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Todd Gibson22Baja Boats
Jim McElreath26AMAX Energy

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11616  
172711   rain 
285730  
586811   #36 accident turn 4 
698214  
83886   #91 engine 
89891  
90923   #93 spun 
9312331  
1241285   #6 engine 
1291368  
1371393   debris 
14019455  
1951962   #24 spun 
1972004  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.5%             Average green flag run: 19.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Al Unser15757
  Johnny Rutherford58581
  Al Unser5912365
  Johnny Rutherford1241241
  Al Unser12517349
  Johnny Rutherford17420027

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tom Sneva 3220    
2   Johnny Rutherford 2600   -620  
3   Wally Dallenbach 2305   -915  
4   Gordon Johncock 2130   -1090  
5   A.J. Foyt 2040   -1180  
6   Al Unser 1610   -1610  
7   Tom Bigelow 1370   -1850  
8   Pancho Carter 1210   -2010  
9   Mike Mosley 1030   -2190  
10   Gary Bettenhausen 850   -2370  
11   Johnny Parsons 840   -2380  
12   Mario Andretti 800   -2420  
13   Roger McCluskey 700   -2520  
13   Lee Kunzman 700   -2520  
15   Danny Ongais 670   -2550  
16   Todd Gibson 600   -2620  
17   Rick Mears 480   -2740  
18   Spike Gehlhausen 460   -2760  
19   Salt Walther 450   -2770  
20   Bobby Olivero 360   -2860