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1978 Winston Sears Point 100


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 16 of 22
Sunday, August 13, 1978 at Sears Point International Raceway, Sonoma, CA
59 laps on a 1.700 mile road course (100.300 miles)

Time of race: 1:15:58
Average speed: 79.21 mph
Pole speed: 94.35 mph
Cautions: 2 for 10 laps
Margin of victory: 6.16 sec
Attendance: 25000
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1978 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11901   Jimmy Insolo Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Pontiac591600running3560
2 244   Gary Johnson Armstrong Electric   (Ted Armstrong)Pontiac591050running1449
31317   Harry Goularte Associated Concrete   (Harry Goularte)Pontiac58800running048
41735   Pat Mintey RES Electric   (Pat Mintey)Chevrolet58700running047
5 473   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Bill Schmitt)Pontiac58750running046
6 110   Tim Williamson Tim WilliamsonChevrolet57500running945
7 551   Gary Matthews Gary MatthewsPontiac56480running044
82157   Merle Brennan Don GuyChevrolet55450running043
9122   Richard White Boulevard Automotive   (Mike White)Chevrolet50480running042
10 312   Bobby Allison J.A. Cook   (J.A. Cook)Ford44405engine00
11150   Steve Pfeifer CARI Machine   (Michael McCluney)Oldsmobile38400running040
121452   Don Graham City Tow   (Rodney Friesen)Buick29385oil pump039
131691   John Krebs Getty's Automotive   (John Krebs)Chevrolet28380clutch038
14 872   Benny Parsons Golden West Lumber   (Bill Baker)Buick27365transmission00
151143   Hershel McGriff Armstrong Electric   (Ted Armstrong)Chevrolet27350oil pressure00
161013   Don Puskarich Oil Field Construction   (Matt Puskarich)Chevrolet26335oil pressure035
17 795   David Pearson Valley Ford / Jefferson Logging   (George Jefferson)Ford25320ignition00
18 632   Ray Elder Midland Motor Homes   (Dave Hill)Dodge24310engine133
192292   Chris Monoleos Kendall Buckstaff Racing   (Kendall Buckstaff)Chevrolet15300oil leak032
202508   Rick McCray Bob's Paint & Body   (Rick McCray)Chevrolet14290transmission031
21 981   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (Arthur Godfrey)Pontiac10320engine030
222086   Dick Whalen Dean Enterprises   (Glenna Dean)Chevrolet10260transmission029
231803   Ron McGee Mc Productions   (Steve Temme)Chevrolet2250engine028
242621   Jeff Barnicle Chevrolet1240suspension027
252477   Robert Tartaglia Don GuyChevrolet1230oil leak026
262322   St. James Davis LaDonna DavisDodge0220did not start00

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bill Baker55Golden West LumberBill BakerChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Williamson199
  Ray Elder10101
  Jimmy Insolo113626
  Gary Johnson274115
  Jimmy Insolo42421
  Gary Johnson43497
  Jimmy Insolo50501
  Gary Johnson51522
  Jimmy Insolo53597

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmy Insolo 765    
2   Bill Schmitt 744   -21  
3   Ray Elder 714   -51  
4   Richard White 702   -63  
5   John Borneman 664   -101  
6   Harry Goularte 640   -125  
7   Rick McCray 613   -152  
8   Don Graham 592   -173  
9   Pat Mintey 555   -210  
10   Bill Baker 541   -224  
11   John Krebs 533   -232  
12   Gary Johnson 500   -265  
13   Steve Pfeifer 482   -283  
14   Ernie Stierly 367   -398  
15   Frank Bigelow 292   -473  
16   Ron Gautsche 243   -522  
17   Jack Jeffery 241   -524  
18   Roy Smith 217   -548  
19   Chris Monoleos 207   -558  
20   Dick Whalen 181   -584  
21   Ron McGee 170   -595