Sunday, October 31, 2021

1964 – McCluskey in Ascot USAC Victory

Gardena, Calif. (October 31, 1964) – Roger McCluskey, last year’s United States Auto Club national sprint car champion, looked like it again on Saturday night at Ascot Park as he turned back some of the nation’s top drivers before 8,620 spectators.

It was only his second sprint car drive of the season because of an injury in the Spring, but he took the lead immediately in the 30-lapper and never relinquished it.

The Tucson, Ariz., ace’s tight grip on the front end made second place among A.J. Foyt, Don Branson and Bobby Unser the “race”.

Branson was passed by Foyt on lap 26, then spun out in an attempt to regain the position. Foyt finished second and Unser took third. Branson settled for 13th.

Results –

1. Roger McCluskey
2. A.J. Foyt
3. Bobby Unser
4. Billy Cantrell
5. Johnny Rutherford
6. Parnelli Jones
7. Stan McElrath
8. Benton Burns
9. Ned Spath
10.Joe Ward

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