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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 6 of 14
Sunday, June 28, 1981 at Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA
66 laps on a 1.900 mile road course (125.400 miles)

Time of race: 1:31:08
Average speed: 82.56 mph
Pole speed: 96.86 mph
Cautions: 4 for 16 laps
Margin of victory: 2.33 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1981 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 411   Roy Smith Aircraft Standards   (Robert Beadle)Buick665200running2960
2 573   Bill Schmitt Pro-Power Engines   (Bill Schmitt)Buick663525running2849
3 916   Jim Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)Oldsmobile661950running048
41138   Don Waterman St. John's Auto Parts   (Don Waterman)Buick661300running047
51252   Don Graham R.D. Cotham Painting   (Rodney Friesen)Pontiac661000running00
6 228   Bobby Allison Coors Beer   (Harry Ranier)Pontiac651120running046
7 778   Jim Robinson Hammer Security   (Jack Williams)Oldsmobile64850running045
81684   Jim Hopkinson Bill's Custom Machine   (Reg Kennedy)Oldsmobile62750running00
92107   Gene Thonesen Thonesen Racing   (Gene Thonesen)Buick57700running044
101429   Terry Forsythe Midgley Brothers   (Dick Midgley)Pontiac54650water pump043
111335   Pat Mintey Marv's Chevy Only   (Pat Mintey)Chevrolet52600carburetor042
121922   St. James Davis La Donna & St. James   (LaDonna Davis)Dodge34550suspension00
131013   Don Puskarich Puskarich Racing   (Matt Puskarich)Oldsmobile30500ignition041
141557   Robert Tartaglia Guy Racing   (Don Guy)Chevrolet27450engine00
15 808   Rick McCray McCray Racing   (Rick McCray)Pontiac22475oil leak040
16 301   Hershel McGriff Industrial Leasing   (Gerald Craker)Buick19510overheating539
17 617   Harry Goularte Mileage Maker Engine Kits   (Harry Goularte)Pontiac16375engine00
181794   Steve Pfeifer K P Racing   (Steve Pfeifer)Oldsmobile14350clutch00
192018   Rick O'Dell Behn's Enterprises   (Torsten Behn)Buick12325steering038
20 11   Jimmy Insolo San Fernando Valley Lumber   (A.J. Kurten)Buick5300oil pump437
211861   Don Stanley United Motor Service   (Dale Sorenson)Chevrolet1250head gasket00

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Davey Allison21Modesto Ford & Tractor SupplyMercury
Terry Forsythe71Pontiac
Eddie Westwood80Bell & GainesDodge
Sumner McKnight82T.O.E. Performance CarbsSumner McKnightBuick
Kirk Rogers88Pontiac
WDRobert Tartaglia2Dale's Diesel ServicePontiac

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
188  
9124  
133119  
32376  
385417  
55584  
59613  
62632  
64663  
  Percent of race run under caution: 24.2%             Average green flag run: 10.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jimmy Insolo144
  Roy Smith584
  Hershel McGriff9135
  Roy Smith143219
  Bill Schmitt336028
  Roy Smith61666

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Roy Smith 291    
2   Jim Robinson 281   -10  
3   Bill Schmitt 275   -16  
4   Don Waterman 269   -22  
5   Hershel McGriff 246   -45  
6   Jimmy Insolo 237   -54  
7   Don Puskarich 234   -57  
8   Jim Bown 220   -71  
9   Rick O'Dell 211   -80  
10   Rick McCray 188   -103  
11   Robert Tartaglia 163   -128  
12   Pat Mintey 155   -136  
13   Gene Thonesen 146   -145  
14   Harry Goularte 136   -155  
15   Don Graham 118   -173  
16   Russ Pursley 108   -183  
17   Eddie Westwood 106   -185  
18   John Borneman 92   -199  
19   Gary Johnson 84   -207  
20   Dan Reed 82   -209  
21   Jim Hopkinson 74   -217