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1958 American Championship Car season
Series  : USAC Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen
Previous: 1957 Next: 1959

The 1958 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 13 races, beginning in Trenton, New Jersey on March 30 and concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on November 11. There were also five non-championship events. The USAC National Champion was Tony Bettenhausen and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Jimmy Bryan.

Schedule and resultsEdit


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 March 30 USAflagsmall Trenton 100 Trenton International
Speedway
Trenton,
New Jersey
Paved USAflagsmall Len Sutton USAflagsmall Len Sutton
2 May 30 USAflagsmall International 500
Mile Sweepstakes
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway,
Indiana
Paved USAflagsmall Dick Rathmann USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan
3 June 8 USAflagsmall Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee Mile West Allis,
Wisconsin
Paved USAflagsmall Art Bisch USAflagsmall Art Bisch
4 June 15 USAflagsmall Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne,
Pennsylvania
Dirt USAflagsmall Jud Larson USAflagsmall Eddie Sachs
NC June 29 22px-Flag of Italy 500 Miglia di Monza Autodromo Nazionale di Monza Monza,
Italy
Paved 22px-Flag of Italy Luigi Musso USAflagsmall Jim Rathmann
USAflagsmall Jim Rathmann
USAflagsmall Jim Rathmann
5 July 4 USAflagsmall Atlanta 100 Lakewood Speedway Atlanta,
Georgia
Dirt USAflagsmall Don Branson USAflagsmall Jud Larson
NC July 4 USAflagsmall Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak,
Colorado
Hill USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
NC July 20 USAflagsmall Indianapolis Sweepstakes Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg,
Pennsylvania
Dirt USAflagsmall Johnny Thomson USAflagsmall Jud Larson
6 August 16 USAflagsmall Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield,
Illinois
Dirt USAflagsmall Jud Larson USAflagsmall Johnny Thomson
7 August 24 USAflagsmall Milwaukee 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis,
Wisconsin
Paved USAflagsmall Jim Rathmann USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
8 September 1 USAflagsmall Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin,
Illinois
Dirt USAflagsmall Johnny Thomson USAflagsmall Johnny Thomson
9 September 6 USAflagsmall Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse,
New York
Dirt USAflagsmall Jud Larson USAflagsmall Johnny Thomson
10 September 13 USAflagsmall Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis,
Indiana
Dirt USAflagsmall Jud Larson USAflagsmall Eddie Sachs
11 September 28 USAflagsmall Trenton 100 Trenton International Speedway Trenton,
New Jersey
Paved USAflagsmall Jimmy Reece USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
12 October 26 USAflagsmall Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento,
California
Dirt USAflagsmall Johnny Thomson USAflagsmall Johnny Thomson
13 November 11 USAflagsmall Bobby Ball Memorial Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix,
Arizona
Dirt USAflagsmall Rex Easton USAflagsmall Jud Larson

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

Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Team/Car Owner Points
1 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen Kathryn Wright

Jones & Maley

John Zink

1830
2 USAflagsmall George Amick Peter Schmidt

Norm Demler

Lindsey Hopkins Racing

Leader Card Racing

1640
3 USAflagsmall Johnny Thomson Racing Associates 1520
4 USAflagsmall Jud Larson John Zink

Bowes Seal Fast

1250
5 USAflagsmall Rodger Ward Roger Wolcott

Hoover Motor Express

1160

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2011-01-01. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/980-1958/. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 


from the original on 2011-01-01. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1958.htm. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 


See alsoEdit

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