California 500
Ontario Motor Speedway
2.5 Mile Paved Oval
200 Laps/500 Miles
September 3, 1972

Finish Start Driver Car # Sponsor/Name Chassis Engine Laps Status

Points

1 8 Roger McCluskey 14 American Marine McLaren Offy TC 200 151.54 1,000
2 20 Mike Hiss 66 Sunoco DX McLaren Offy TC 199 Flagged 800
3 13 Billy Vukovich, Jr. 3 Sugaripe Prune Eagle Offy TC 199 Flagged 700
4 11 Sam Sessions 84 ITT Thompson Coyote Foyt TC 196 Flagged 600
5 10 Mike Mosley 98 Vivitar Eagle Offy TC 195 Broken transmission 500
6 18 Salt Walther 77 Dayton Steel Wheel McLaren Offy TC 195 Flagged 400
7 31 Art Pollard 20 STP Oil Filter Lola Foyt TC 194 Flagged 300
8 22 George Snider 29 MVS Coyote Foyt TC 192 Flagged 250
9 29 Bill Simpson 28 St. Louis Eagle Offy TC 183 Flagged 200
10 24 Johnny Rutherford 16 Thermo King Eagle Offy TC 178 Broken differential 150
11 14 Steve Krisiloff 15 RAC King Offy TC X Flagged 100
12 7 Jimmy Caruthers 52 Wynn's Atlanta Offy TC 171 Broken water line 50
13 3 Gordon Johncock 24 Gulf McLaren Offy TC 169 Wrecked
14 27 Carl Williams 61 Eisenhour-Brayton Coyote Foyt TC 164 Throttle
15 30 Rick Muther 97 Vivitar Eagle Offy TC 162 Flagged
16 9 Joe Leonard 1 Samsonite Parnelli Offy TC 162 Piston
17 16 Lloyd Ruby 5 Wynn's Lola Foyt TC 149 Turbo
18 15 John Mahler 68 Roy Woods Racing McLaren Offy TC 134 Wrecked
19 12 Sam Posey 34 Norris Industries Eagle Offy TC 123 Ignition
20 19 Swede Savage 18 Michner Industries Brabham Offy TC 118 Turbo
21 32 Wally Dallenbach 40 STP Oil Treatment Lola Foyt TC 109 Valve
22 33 Johnny Parsons 94 Niagra Falls Wine Finley Offy TC 88 Valve
23 2 Peter Revson 12 Gulf McLaren Offy TC 81 Lost oil pressure
24 23 Bobby Unser 6 Olsonite Eagle Offy TC 73 Blown engine
25 17 Denny Zimmerman 27 Bryant Heating & Air Conditioning Vollstedt Offy TC 58 Lost oil pressure
26 21 Lee Kunzman 10 Gilmore Racing Eagle Offy TC 56 Spun out
27 5 Mario Andretti 9 Viceroy Parnelli Offy TC 52 Blown engine
28 26 Mel Kenyon 23 Gilmore Racing Eagle Offy TC 48 Broken differential
29 25 Jerry Karl 83 Oriente Express Eagle Chevy 45 Broken transmission
30 6 A. J. Foyt 2 ITT-Thompson Coyote Foyt TC 28 Broken differential
31 4 Al Unser 4 Viceroy Parnelli Offy TC 27 Broken throttle
32 28 John Martin 89 Unsponsored Brabham Offy TC 19 Piston
33 1 Jerry Grant 48 Olsonite Eagle Offy TC 0 Blown engine
-- -- Billy Vukovich, Jr. 32 Sugaripe Prune Eagle Offy TC -- Did not qualify
-- -- Al Loquasto 43 Martin Guitar Vollstedt Offy TC -- Did not qualify
-- -- Greg Weld 37 Alex's XLNT Foods Gerhardt Offy TC -- Spun qualifying
-- -- Dick Simon 44 TraveLodge Sleeper Lola Ford -- Did not appear
-- -- Don Brown 59 Webster Eisert Ford -- Did not appear
-- -- Eldon Rasmussen 64 Quality Racing Scorpion Ford -- Did not appear
-- -- Ned Spath 81 Halibrand Shrike Ford -- Did not appear
-- -- Dennis Ott 88 TraveLodge Sleeper Lola Ford -- Did not appear
-- -- Tom Bigelow 99 Joe Hunt Magneto Gerhardt Offy TC -- Did not appear
-- -- Tom Sneva X Tipke Tipke Offy TC -- Did not appear
-- -- Jimmy Caruthers 11 US Armed Forces Scorpion 70 Ford -- Drove #52 instead
-- -- John Mahler 31 Harbor Fuel Oil McLaren Offy TC -- Drove #68 instead
-- -- Mike Hiss 72 Page Racing Eagle Offy TC -- Drove #66 instead
-- -- Jim McElreath 37 Alex's XLNT Foods Gerhardt Offy TC -- Driven by G. Weld
-- -- Lee Brayton 61 Eisenhour-Brayton Coyote Foyt TC -- Driven by C. Williams
-- -- George Follmer 68 Roy Woods Racing McLaren Offy TC -- Driven by Mahler

 

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