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1963 American Championship Car season
Series  : USAC Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
Previous: 1962 Next: 1964

The 1963 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 12 races, beginning in Trenton, New Jersey on April 21 and concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on November 17. There was also one non-championship event at Pikes Peak, Colorado. The USAC National Champion was A. J. Foyt, and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Parnelli Jones. Jim Clark's win at Milwaukee in August marked the first win for a rear-engined car in Champ Car competition.[1]

Schedule and resultsEdit


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 April 21 USAflagsmall Trenton 100 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall Lloyd Ruby USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
2 May 30 USAflagsmall International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved USAflagsmall Parnelli Jones USAflagsmall Parnelli Jones
3 June 9 USAflagsmall Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall Johnny Boyd USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
4 June 23 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 28 USAflagsmall Trenton 150 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
6 August 17 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen Memorial Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
7 August 18 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Clark 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Clark
8 September 2 USAflagsmall Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Rodger Ward USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
9 September 14 USAflagsmall Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, Indiana Dirt USAflagsmall Rodger Ward USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
10 September 22 USAflagsmall Trenton 200 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Clark USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
11 October 27 USAflagsmall Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt USAflagsmall Rodger Ward USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
12 November 22 USAflagsmall Bobby Ball Memorial Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix, Arizona Dirt USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford USAflagsmall Rodger Ward

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Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Team/Car Owner Points
1 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt Sheraton-Thompson Racing 2950
2 USAflagsmall Rodger Ward Leader Card Racing 2210
3 USAflagsmall Jim McElreath Bill Forbes Racing 1655
4 USAflagsmall Parnelli Jones Mari Hulman George

J.C. Agajanian

Walmotor

1540
5 USAflagsmall Don Branson Leader Card Racing 1352

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2010-12-31. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/980-1963/. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 


from the original on 2010-12-31. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1963.htm. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 


  1. Case, Dean. "Eagle-eye Feature: August 18, 1963 - The Day the Dinosaurs Died". All American Racers. Archived from the original on 31 December 2010. http://www.allamericanracers.com/dino/case.html. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 

See alsoEdit

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