1978 California 500 - Round 13

Race Winner
Country
United States
Circuit
Round
13
Laps
200
Pole
1978 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

6

Al Unser

2

Chaparral Racing

Lola T500-Cosworth

3h 26m 40.27s

1000

2

4

Pancho Carter

8

Fletcher Racing Team

Lightning-Cosworth

195 laps

800

3

6

Gordon Johncock

20

Patrick Racing

Wildcat Mk2-Offenhauser

194 laps Fuel starvation

700

4

9

Tom Bagley

22

Leader Card Racers

Watson-Offenhauser

194 laps

600

5

22

Lee Kunzman

90

Art Sugai

Fox-Offenhauser

180 laps

500

6

23

Roger Mears

28

Galles Chevrolet

Eagle-Offenhauser

158 laps

400

7

7

Steve Krisiloff

40

Patrick Racing

Wildcat Mk2-Offenhauser

153 laps Accident

300

8

10

Cliff Hucul

18

Longhorn Racing

Wildcat Mk1-Offenhauser

151 laps Accident

250

9

5

Rick Mears

7

Penske Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth

150 laps Engine

200

10

2

Wally Dallenbach

6

Sugaripe Prune Racing Team

McLaren M24-Cosworth

148 laps Engine

150

11

9

Johnny Rutherford

4

Team McLaren

McLaren M24B-Cosworth

129 laps Engine

100

12

9

Danny Ongais

25

Interscope Racing

Parnelli VPJ6B-Cosworth

126 laps Fuel pump

50

13

2

Bobby Unser

48

All-American Racers

Eagle-Cosworth

123 laps Exhaust header

25

14

2

Dick Simon

17

Vollstedt Enterprises

Vollstedt-Offenhauser

108 laps Overheating

25

15

5

Johnny Parsons jr

16

Lindsey Hopkins Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser

95 laps Overheating

25

16

1

Mike Mosley

78

Alex Foods Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser

78 laps Accident

25

17

3

Sheldon Kinser

24

Leader Card Racers

Watson-Offenhauser

72 laps Oil pump

20

18

4

Bob Harkey

99

Joe Hunt

Eagle-Offenhauser

60 laps Engine

20

19

11

Al Loquasto

87

Fiore Racing

Rascar-Offenhauser

40 laps Piston

20

20

11

Jim McElreath

26

McElreath Racing

Eagle 74-Offenhauser

37 laps Piston

20

21

16

Spike Gehlhausen

19

Carl Gehlhausen

Eagle 74-Offenhauser

26 laps Engine

15

22

1

Larry Cannon

85

Fiore Racing

Wildcat Mk1-Offenhauser

21 laps Oil leak

15

23

22

Tom Sneva

1

Penske Racing

Penske PC6-Cosworth

18 laps Accident

15

24

4

Roger McCluskey

60

Patrick Racing

Wildcat Mk2-Offenhauser

12 laps Overheating

15

25

4

Jerry Sneva

30

Thunder Racing

McLaren M16B-Offenhauser

10 laps Manifold

10

26

Billy Vukovich

32

Sugaripe Prune Racing Team

Lightning-Cosworth

9 laps Clutch

10

27

2

George Snider

14

Gilmore Racing Team

Coyote-Ford

4 laps Clutch

10

28

4

AJ Foyt jr

21

Gilmore Racing Team

Parnelli VPJ6C-Cosworth

1 laps Gearbox

10

29

17

Salt Walther

77

Dayton-Walther

McLaren M24-Cosworth

Accident

5

30

13

Phil Threshie

47

Fiore Racing

Lightning-Offenhauser

Accident

5

Circuit - Ontario

Country

United States

Location

Ontario, California

Type

Paved oval

Length

2.5 (Miles)

Record

Pedro Rodriguez (BRM P160), 1m42.777, 111.852 mph, F1, 1971

First Race

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