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1977 Winston Ontario 250


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 3 of 20
Sunday, May 15, 1977 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
100 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:57:27
Average speed: 127.713 mph
Pole speed: 158.861 mph
Cautions: 3 for 13 laps
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1977 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 344   Gary Johnson Noble Auto Parts   (Al Clark)Chevrolet1003875running35160
2 573   Bill Schmitt Schmitt Racing   (Bill Schmitt)Chevrolet1002300running26149
31932   Gary Matthews Midland Motor Homes   (Dave Hill)Plymouth991500running0147
4144   Hershel McGriff McGriff Racing   (Hershel McGriff)Chevrolet99900running0146
5 437   Chuck Wahl Excel Trailer   (DuWayne Wahl)Chevrolet99750running0145
63024   Bryce Mann Saskatoon Motor Products   (Ed Singler)Chevrolet99590running0144
71088   Don Noel Noel Welding   (John Kieper)Chevrolet98450running0142
8188   Glen Steurer Steurer Racing   (Mike Steurer)Chevrolet97400running0140
9242   Richard White Lindsey Auto Parts   (Mike White)Chevrolet97425running0139
103135   Pat Mintey RES Electric   (Pat Mintey)Chevrolet97355running0138
11253   Terry Wood San Bernardino Auto Parts   (Ed Moore)Chevrolet95325running0135
122141   Ernie Stierly Allied Plating   (Ernie Stierly)Chevrolet91350running0130
131713   Don Puskarich Craven's Performance Automotive   (Matt Puskarich)Chevrolet89275running0127
143443   George Spink Toyota of RiversidePontiac88250running0125
15 101   Chuck Bown Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Chevrolet851300engine35121
162823   Jim Haney, Jr. Haney RacingChevrolet84200running0119
171322   John Hamson Vaught Auto & Marine   (Greg Hamson)Chevrolet79195drive shaft0113
18 674   Bill Osborne Black Gold OilFord70185overheating0103
192608   Rick McCray McCray Racing   (Rick McCray)Chevrolet58175rear end090
202211   Ron Esau Esau Racing   (Ron Esau)Chevrolet57150wheel bearing088
21291   Pete Torres Frank Coletto   (Frank Coletto)Ford55150crash085
22350   Steve Pfeifer Southside Machine Shop   (David Hails)Chevrolet40150oil leak069
23 25   Jim Thirkettle Allied Box   (Jim Thirkettle)Chevrolet39250engine467
241617   Harry Goularte U.S. Army   (Donald Dean)Chevrolet37125transmission064
253296   Marc Vogel Southard School of Racing   (Richard Elder)Chevrolet35125engine061
263390   Bob Forester Forester RacingChevrolet35125oil leak060
271555   Bill Baker R.W. Scott Construction   (Bill Baker)Chevrolet29125running053
283789   Don Reynolds Riley Plastering   (Tom Reynolds)Chevrolet27100transmission050
29 939   Vince Giamformaggio Cal-French Bread   (Sam Arakalian)Chevrolet20100overheating042
302752   Don Graham City Towing   (Bob Lehman)Chevrolet6100overheating027
313619   Tom Blair Blair RacingChevrolet4100head gasket024
32 751   Bob Switzer Switzer Racing   (Bob Switzer)Chevrolet1100crash020
33 848   Rocky Moran Daisy ShoppeChevrolet175crash019
341182   Sumner McKnight Action Engineering   (Sumner McKnight)Chevrolet175crash018
351233   Glenn Francis Yellow Pages Cocktail Lounge   (Trent Francis)Chevrolet175crash017
362018   John Dineen Dineen Racing   (George Stark)Ford175crash016
372381   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (Arthur Godfrey)Chevrolet150crash015

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Chuck Bown13535
  Jim Thirkettle36394
  Gary Johnson40401
  Bill Schmitt416626
  Gary Johnson6710034

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Schmitt 292.75    
2   Gary Johnson 290.75   -2  
3   Hershel McGriff 280   -12.75  
4   Gary Matthews 273.75   -19  
5   Don Puskarich 237.5   -55.25  
6   Chuck Bown 227.75   -65  
7   Richard White 214.25   -78.5  
8   Terry Wood 198.25   -94.5  
9   John Hamson 197   -95.75  
10   Ernie Stierly 195.75   -97  
11   Chuck Wahl 184   -108.75  
12   Bill Baker 172.25   -120.5  
13   Pat Mintey 168   -124.75  
14   Bryce Mann 144   -148.75  
15   Don Noel 142   -150.75  
16   Glen Steurer 140   -152.75  
17   George Spink 125   -167.75  
18   Jim Haney, Jr. 119   -173.75  
19   Jim Thirkettle 112   -180.75  
20   Harry Goularte 111   -181.75