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1978 Gabriel 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 4 of 18
Sunday, April 23, 1978 at Trenton Speedway, Trenton, NJ
134 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (201.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:32:04
Average speed: 129.033 mph
Pole speed: 172.249 mph
Cautions: 6 for 27 laps
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1978 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1978 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 420   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS13412892running79400
2 514   A.J. Foyt Gilmore / 1st National Travelers Checks   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt1349665running0320
3 11   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth1347286running14280
4 225   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth1344705running30240
5 940   Steve Krisiloff Goodyear   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1323872running0200
61778   Bobby Olivero Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy1313539running0160
71826   Jim McElreath Jim McElreathEagle / Offy1313473running0120
8 843   Tom Bigelow Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / DGS1303407water line0100
91565   Larry Rice S&M Electric   (Patrick Santello)Eagle / Offy1273541running080
10114   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth1233475engine060
11126   Wally Dallenbach Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth1143091valve340
122122   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy982708radiator020
13 37   Mario Andretti Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth923225valve010
141424   Sheldon Kinser Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy892542water line010
151377   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Cosworth522459turbocharger010
16198   Vern Schuppan Budweiser   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Cosworth512409gearbox010
17 716   Johnny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy442376radiator88
18 619   Spike Gehlhausen Hubler Chevrolet / WIRE   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy332343turbocharger08
191698   Gary Bettenhausen Oberdorfer   (Grant King)King / Offy262309half shaft08
201048   Bobby Unser ARCO Graphite   (Dan Gurney)Lightning / Cosworth172876engine08
212260   Roger McCluskey North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Offy112459fuel pickup06
222087   Jerry Karl Machinists Union   (Frank Fiore)Rascar / Offy12243oil pressure06

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155  
672   #65 stalled turn 1 
82114  
22265   #48 stalled on track 
27348  
35384   #19 stalled on track 
395416  
556410   #8 stalled on track 
6510440  
1051084   #22 spun turn 2 
1091179  
1181192   #40 spun 
12013415  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.1%             Average green flag run: 15.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tom Sneva11414
  Danny Ongais15206
  Johnny Parsons21288
  Gordon Johncock294214
  Danny Ongais436624
  Gordon Johncock6710034
  Wally Dallenbach1011033
  Gordon Johncock10413431

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Danny Ongais 1055    
2   Gordon Johncock 988   -67  
3   Tom Sneva 925   -130  
4   A.J. Foyt 778   -277  
5   Steve Krisiloff 550   -505  
6   Wally Dallenbach 368   -687  
7   Bobby Olivero 360   -695  
8   Dick Simon 340   -715  
9   Al Unser 325   -730  
10   Jim McElreath 280   -775  
11   Tom Bigelow 248   -807  
12   Sheldon Kinser 240   -815  
13   Mario Andretti 220   -835  
14   Larry Dickson 216   -839  
15   Salt Walther 178   -877  
16   Tom Bagley 163   -892  
17   Rick Mears 150   -905  
18   Cliff Hucul 90   -965  
19   Johnny Rutherford 86   -969  
20   Larry Rice 80   -975