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1957 American Championship Car season
Series  : USAC Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan
Previous: 1956 Next: 1958

The 1957 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 13 races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on November 11. There were also five non-championship events. The USAC National Champion was Jimmy Bryan and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Sam Hanks.

Schedule and resultsEdit


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 May 30 USAflagsmall International 500
Mile Sweepstakes
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway,
Indiana
Paved USAflagsmall Pat O'Connor USAflagsmall Sam Hanks
2 June 2 USAflagsmall Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne,
Pennsylvania
Dirt USAflagsmall Johnny Thomson USAflagsmall Johnny Thomson
3 June 9 USAflagsmall Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee Mile West Allis,
Wisconsin
Paved USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
4 June 23 USAflagsmall Detroit 100 Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Detroit,
Michigan
Dirt USAflagsmall George Amick USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan
NC June 29 22px-Flag of Italy 500 Miglia di MonzaA Autodromo Nazionale di Monza Monza,
Italy
Paved USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan
USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan
USAflagsmall Troy Ruttman
5 July 4 USAflagsmall Atlanta 100 Lakewood Speedway Atlanta,
Georgia
Dirt USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan USAflagsmall George Amick
NC July 4 USAflagsmall Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak,
Colorado
Hill USAflagsmall Bob Finney
NC July 20 USAflagsmall Indianapolis Sweepstakes Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg,
Pennsylvania
Dirt USAflagsmall Jud Larson USAflagsmall Jud Larson
6 August 17 USAflagsmall Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield,
Illinois
Dirt USAflagsmall George Amick USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
7 August 25 USAflagsmall Milwaukee 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis,
Wisconsin
Paved USAflagsmall Andy Linden USAflagsmall Jim Rathmann
8 September 2 USAflagsmall Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin,
Illinois
Dirt USAflagsmall Jud Larson USAflagsmall Jud Larson
9 September 7 USAflagsmall Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,
New York
Dirt USAflagsmall Elmer George USAflagsmall Elmer George
10 September 14 USAflagsmall Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis,
Indiana
Dirt USAflagsmall Jud Larson USAflagsmall Jud Larson
11 September 29 USAflagsmall Trenton 100 Trenton International Speedway Trenton,
New Jersey
Paved USAflagsmall Johnny Thomson USAflagsmall Pat O'Connor
12 October 20 USAflagsmall Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento,
California
Dirt USAflagsmall Rodger Ward USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
13 November 11 USAflagsmall Bobby Ball Memorial Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix,
Arizona
Dirt USAflagsmall Rodger Ward USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan

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  • Indianapolis 500 was USAC-sanctioned and counted towards the FIA F1 World Drivers' Championship title.

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Template:Note Run in three heats of 166 miles (267 km).

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Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Team/Car Owner Points
1 USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan Dean Racing Enterprises 1650
2 USAflagsmall Jim Rathmann Linsey Hopkins Racing

Ray Crawford

1470
3 USAflagsmall George Amick Federal Engineering

Linsey Hopkins Racing

1400
4 USAflagsmall Pat O'Connor Chapman S. Root

Bob Estes

1250
5 USAflagsmall Jud Larson John Zink 1170

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2011-01-01. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/980-1957/. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 


from the original on 2011-01-01. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1957.htm. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 


See alsoEdit

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