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1971 Race Statistics
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    Art at Pocono in 1971
    Photo courtesy of the Gapinski Collection

    March 27, 1971 - Art qualified his #8 Gilmore Racing Scorpion70 Ford well in the 10th starting spot. Unfortunately Art crashed on the 10th lap and finished in the 24th and final spot. He was awarded $991.00 and Al Unser won the race.

    1971 Gilmore Ad
    Ad taken from page 1 of the 1971 CAL 500 Program

    April 25, 1971 - At Trenton for the 200, Art started the #8 Gilmore Racing Scorpion70 Ford 18th. He finished well in 6th, six laps down to race winner Mike Mosley. Art won 160 points and $2,887.00.

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    May 29, 1971 - Art started on the inside of the 11th row in 31 for the 71 Indy 500. He ran only 45 laps before a dropped valve in the #64 Gilmore Racing Scorpion70 Ford (shown above) forced him from the greatest race. Art finished 26th and won $14,770.00 in prize money. Al Unser became a back to back 500 winner on this day. Earlier in the month Art was on the Today Show with Joe Garagiola and Hugh Downs (shown below). Hugh Downs even took some laps around the Brickyard in the Gilmore Indy car.

    Art with Today Show host Hugh Downs--Art on the Today Show with Joe Garagiola
    Photos courtesy of Mike Pollard

    June 6, 1971 - At Milwaukee, Art picked up a top ten finish and a new teammate. Art started the #8 Gilmore Racing Scorpion70 Ford 15th and finished 5th. New teammate Jimmy Caruthers drove the #64 Gilmore Racing Scorpion70 Ford to a 12th place finish. Al Unser won the race and Art collected 150 points and $3,651.00.

    Inaugural Pocono race
    Photo courtesy of Mike Pollard

    July 3, 1971 - In a race of attrition at the new Pocono Speedway in Pennsylvania, Art started 25th and finished 16th after 171 laps with a leaking oil tank on the #8 Gilmore Racing Scorpion70 Ford. (shown above) Teammate Jimmy Caruthers (shown below) finished 13th in the 64 car. Mark Donohue won the race and Art won $6,199.00.

    Art and teammate Jimmy Caruthers
    Photo courtesy of the Gapinski Collection

    July 18, 1971 - Art started 22nd in the Michigan 200 and finished 16th after crashing the #8 Gilmore Racing Scorpion70 Ford on lap 55. Art won $1,253.00 and Mark Donohue finished first for the second race in a row.

    August 15, 1971 - At the Milwaukee Mile Art started the #8 Gilmore Racing Scorpion70 Ford 16th and finished 16th after a dropped valve on lap 138. Art won $976.00 for this race and Bobby Unser was the winner.

    Art finishes 2nd again at the Big O

    Art behind Donnie Allison in turn 1 at OMS
    Photos courtesy of Bob Pollard

    September 5, 1971 - Second place in a row for Art at OMS in the California 500 (shown above). Art started his #8 Gilmore Racing Scorpion70 Ford in 13th and finished 2nd again to race winner and former teammate Joe Leonard. Art nabbed 800 Championship points and $71,287.00.

    Bio Page from the 1971 CAL 500 Program
    Bio Page from the 1971 CAL 500 Program. Diane is Art's Sister-in-Law.
    Photo courtesy of Bob Pollard

    September 26, 1971 - Rain in Trenton, requalifying and race schedled for the following weekend.

    October 3, 1971 - Trenton again. Art started the #8 Gilmore Racing Scorpion70 Ford 9th but after a broken valve on lap 93 he ended up in 20th. Joe Leonard clinched the National Championship, Bobby Unser won the race, and Art won $1,176.00.

    October 23, 1971 - In the final race of the season at Phoenix, Art qualified the #8 Gilmore Racing Scorpion70 Ford 16th and finished 2 laps down in 9th. A.J. Foyt was the race winner. Art won 60 points and $1,961.00 and ended up 11th in the USAC National points standings.

    Inaugural Pocono race
    Photo courtesy of Mike Pollard

    In 1971 Art and other racing stars took a couple of weeks out of their busy schedules to visit with troops fighting in Vietnam. He considered it a privilege to go over and talk with them and encourage them. They are shown in the above photo (back L-R) Journalist Ray Marquette, Art, General Creighton Abrams, Richard Petty and Butch Hartman. (front L-R) Wally Dallenbach and Don Garlits.

    1966 Continue1972-73

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