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1961 American Championship Car season
Series  : USAC Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
Previous: 1960 Next: 1962

The 1961 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 12 races, beginning in Trenton, New Jersey on April 9 and concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on November 19. There was also one non-championship event at Pikes Peak, Colorado. The USAC National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was A. J. Foyt.

Schedule and resultsEdit


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 April 9 USAflagsmall Trenton 100 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen USAflagsmall Eddie Sachs
2 May 30 USAflagsmall International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved USAflagsmall Eddie Sachs USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
3 June 4 USAflagsmall Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall Dick Rathmann USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
4 June 18 USAflagsmall Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt USAflagsmall Al Keller USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
NC July 4 USAflagsmall Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
5 August 20 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall Don Branson USAflagsmall Lloyd Ruby
6 August 21 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen Memorial Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Parnelli Jones USAflagsmall Jim Hurtubise
7 September 4 USAflagsmall Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Jim Hurtubise USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
8 September 9 USAflagsmall Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt USAflagsmall Rodger Ward USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
9 September 16 USAflagsmall Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, Indiana Dirt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
10 September 24 USAflagsmall Trenton 100 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall Eddie Sachs USAflagsmall Eddie Sachs
11 October 29 USAflagsmall Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt USAflagsmall Rodger Ward USAflagsmall Shorty Templeman
12 November 19 USAflagsmall Bobby Ball Memorial Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix, Arizona Dirt USAflagsmall Al Keller USAflagsmall Parnelli Jones

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Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Team/Car Owner Points
1 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt Bowes Seal Fast 2150
2 USAflagsmall Eddie Sachs Dean Racing Enterprises 1760
3 USAflagsmall Rodger Ward Leader Card Racing

Dean Racing Enterprises

1680
4 USAflagsmall Shorty Templeman Bill Forbes Racing 1190
5 USAflagsmall Al Keller Bruce Homeyer 1000

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2010-12-31. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/980-1961/. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 


from the original on 2010-12-31. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1961.htm. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 


See alsoEdit

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