Classic: USAC Sprints at Eldora 4/25/1981

USAC SPRINT RACE RESULTS: April 25, 1981 – Rossburg, Ohio – Eldora Speedway – “Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Eddie Leavitt, 51, King/Powers-17.000; 2. Tom Bigelow, 56, Gohr-17.126; 3. Rick Nichols, 52A, Winterbotham-17.132; 4. Rich Vogler, 1, Aristocrat-17.140; 5. Duke Cook, 39, Plummer-17.160; 6. Larry Gates, 20, Peterson/Niebel-17.228; 7. Dave Peperak, 77, Robertson-17.308; 8. Sheldon Kinser, 6, Leyba-17.446; 9. Larry Rice, 4, Weaver-17.457; 10. Red Bledsoe, 98, Bledsoe-17.511; 11. Joe Saldana, 70, Snell-17.541; 12. Ken Schrader, 25, Bowen-17.566; 13. Smokey Snellbaker, 56L, Lloyd-17.577; 14. Mike Brooks, 14, Smith-17.603; 15. Gary Gray, 83, Gray-17.712; 16. Al Hager, 85, DePalma-17.719; 17. Steve Ball, 95, Gaby-17.738; 18. Jack Hewitt, 30, Farno-17.771; 19. David Smith, 82, ML & Assoc.-17.779; 20. Greg Leffler, 43, AMI-17.801; 21. Jerry Potter, 62, Booth-17.944; 22. Johnny Coogan, 50, Miller/Vetzel-18.022; 23. Tim Boyd, 31, Boyd-18.180; 24. Chris Cumberworth, 64, Varney-18.218; 25. Steve Long, 52, Johnson-18.259; 26. Phil Miller, 74, Miller-18.394; 27. Bud Wilmot, 84, Wilmot-18.648; 28. Mack McClellan, 8, Hill-18.653; 29. Steve Chassey, 2, Dowker-18.695; 30. Bill Burks, 49, Albert-19.136; 31. King Kramer, 61, Bowens-19.353; 32. Bob Hale, 53, Hale-19.373; 33. Larry Dickson, 37, Ensign-NT; 34. Bill Tyler, 11, Batista-NT; 35. Gary Griffith, 45, Bare-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Coogan, 2. Hewitt, 3. Rice, 4. Snellbaker, 5. Cook, 6. Leavitt, 7. Miller. 2:21.66

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gates, 2. Bigelow, 3. Bledsoe, 4. Boyd, 5. Wilmot, 6. Smith, 7. Brooks. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Leffler, 2. Saldana, 3. Nichols, 4. Hager, 5. McClellan, 6. Peperak. 2:28.67

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Long, 2. Chassey, 3. Kinser, 4. Vogler, 5. Ball, 6. Schrader, 7. Potter. 2:28.73

SEMI: (10 laps) 1. Peperak, 2. Cook, 3. Schrader, 4. Ball, 5. Potter, 6. McClellan, 7. Miller, 8. Smith, 9. Wilmot. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Peperak, 2. Larry Gates, 3. Tom Bigelow, 4. Jack Hewitt, 5. Sheldon Kinser, 6. Larry Rice, 7. Steve Chassey, 8. Greg Leffler, 9. Al Hager, 10. Rich Vogler, 11. Ken Schrader, 12. Steve Long, 13. Smokey Snellbaker, 14. Tim Boyd, 15. Steve Ball, 16. Red Bledsoe, 17. Johnny Coogan, 18. Joe Saldana, 19. Duke Cook, 20. Rick Nichols. 11:26.81

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NEXT USAC SPRINT RACE: May 3 – Terre Haute, Indiana – Terre Haute Action Track – “Tony Hulman Classic”