1978 Tony Bettenhausen 100 USAC National Dirt Championship.jpg
Held on August 19, 1978 at Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, IL
100 L, 100 M, 160.9 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 5 98 Gary Bettenhausen 100 83 running
2 12 56 Jim McElreath 100 0 running
3 1 51 Bubby Jones 100 2 running
4 4 21 Pancho Carter 100 15 running
5 11 66 Steve Cannon 100 0 running
6 3 35 Arnold Knepper 100 0 running
7 24 85 Mike Johnson 100 0 running
8 22 16 Clark Templeman 100 0 running
9 2 53 Rich Vogler 100 0 running
10 19 68 Jerry Miller 100 0 running
11 23 61 Roy Hicks 100 0 running
12 27 22 Roger Rager 98 0 running
13 18 15 Ed Lynch 88 0 overheating
14 28 50 Greg Leffler 77 0 accident
15 26 75 Bob East 74 0 running
16 25 34 Kramer Williamson 74 0 driver injury
17 17 37 Bill Burks, Jr. 67 0 rear end
18 6 1 Larry Rice 66 0 magneto
19 7 28 Billy Engelhart 55 0 engine
20 15 49 Ron Shuman 44 0 water pump
21 13 29 Billy Cassella 296 0 accident
22 20 46 Jon Backlund 23 0 oil pressure
23 21 93 Johnny Parsons 21 0 fuel pump
24 9 7 Sheldon Kinser 1972 Watson oil leak 296
25 8 20 George Snider 17 0 plug wire
26 16 24 Bill Puterbaugh 4 0 oil leak
27 10 18 Robert Smith 3 0 accident
28 14 19 Dana Carter 0 0 magneto
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify:
Time of Race: ???
Fast Qualifier:
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Margin of Victory:
Average Speed: ??? mph
Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available