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1962 American Championship Car season
Series  : USAC Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
Previous: 1961 Next: 1963

The 1962 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 13 races, beginning in Trenton, New Jersey on April 8 and concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on November 18. There was also one non-championship event at Pikes Peak, Colorado. The USAC National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was Rodger Ward.

Schedule and resultsEdit


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 April 8 USAflagsmall Trenton 100 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall Don Davis USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
2 May 30 USAflagsmall International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved USAflagsmall Parnelli Jones USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
3 June 10 USAflagsmall Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
4 July 1 USAflagsmall Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt USAflagsmall Jim Hurtubise USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
NC July 4 USAflagsmall Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
5 July 22 USAflagsmall Trenton 150 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
6 August 19 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen Memorial Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Roger McCluskey USAflagsmall Jim Hurtubise
7 August 20 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall Bobby Marshman USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
8 August 26 USAflagsmall Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Don Branson
9 September 8 USAflagsmall Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt USAflagsmall Parnelli Jones USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
10 September 15 USAflagsmall Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, Indiana Dirt USAflagsmall Parnelli Jones USAflagsmall Parnelli Jones
11 September 23 USAflagsmall Trenton 200 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Don Branson
12 October 28 USAflagsmall Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
13 November 22 USAflagsmall Bobby Ball Memorial Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix, Arizona Dirt USAflagsmall Parnelli Jones USAflagsmall Bobby Marshman

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Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Team/Car Owner Points
1 USAflagsmall Rodger Ward Leader Card Racing 2460
2 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt Bowes Seal Fast

Lindsey Hopkins Racing

Thompson Racing

1950
3 USAflagsmall Parnelli Jones J.C. Agajanian 1760
4 USAflagsmall Don Branson Linsey Hopkins Racing

Leader Card Racing

Fred Sclavi

1700
5 USAflagsmall Bobby Marshman Competition Engineering

Bryant Heating & Cooling

Thompson Racing

Linsey Hopkins Racing

1581

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2010-12-31. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/980-1962/. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 


from the original on 2010-12-31. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1962.htm. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 


See alsoEdit

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