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1960 American Championship Car season
Series  : USAC Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
Previous: 1959 Next: 1961

The 1960 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 12 races, beginning in Trenton, New Jersey on April 10 and concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on November 20. There were also two non-championship events at Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and Pikes Peak, Colorado. This was the final year that the Indianapolis 500 was a part of the Formula One World Championship. The USAC National Champion was A. J. Foyt and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Jim Rathmann.

Schedule and resultsEdit


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 April 10 USAflagsmall Trenton 100 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall Johnny Thomson USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
NC April 13 USAflagsmall Langhorne 10 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt USAflagsmall Don Branson USAflagsmall Don Branson
2 May 30 USAflagsmall International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved USAflagsmall Eddie Sachs USAflagsmall Jim Rathmann
3 June 5 USAflagsmall Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall Lloyd Ruby USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
4 June 19 USAflagsmall Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt USAflagsmall Don Branson USAflagsmall Jim Hurtubise
NC July 4 USAflagsmall Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
5 August 20 USAflagsmall Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Don Branson USAflagsmall Jim Packard
6 August 28 USAflagsmall Milwaukee 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall Rodger Ward USAflagsmall Len Sutton
7 September 5 USAflagsmall Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Don Branson USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
8 September 10 USAflagsmall Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt USAflagsmall Johnny Thomson USAflagsmall Bobby Grim
9 September 17 USAflagsmall Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, Indiana Dirt USAflagsmall Rodger Ward USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
10 September 25 USAflagsmall Trenton 100 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall Don Branson USAflagsmall Eddie Sachs
11 October 30 USAflagsmall Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt USAflagsmall Don Branson USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
12 November 20 USAflagsmall Bobby Ball Memorial Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix, Arizona Dirt USAflagsmall Bob Cleberg USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt

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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 Points
1 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt Bowes Seal Fast 1680
2 USAflagsmall Rodger Ward Leader Card Racing 1390
3 USAflagsmall Don Branson Bob Estes 1220
4 USAflagsmall Jim Rathmann Ken-Paul 1000
5 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen Lindesy Hopkins Racing 940

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2010-12-31. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/980-1960/. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 


from the original on 2010-12-31. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1960.htm. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 


See alsoEdit

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