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1965 American Championship Car season
Series  : USAC Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
Previous: 1964 Next: 1966

The 1965 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 18 races, beginning in Avondale, Arizona on March 28 and concluding at the same location on November 21. The USAC National Champion was Mario Andretti and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Jim Clark.

Schedule and resultsEdit


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 March 28 USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan Memorial Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona Paved USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Don Branson
2 April 25 USAflagsmall Trenton 100 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Jim McElreath
3 May 31 USAflagsmall International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Clark
4 June 6 USAflagsmall Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Parnelli Jones
5 June 20 USAflagsmall Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Paved USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Jim McElreath
6 July 4 USAflagsmall Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill USAflagsmall Al Unser
7 July 18 USAflagsmall Trenton 150 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
8 July 25 USAflagsmall Hoosier Grand Prix Indianapolis Raceway Park Clermont, Indiana Road USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
9 August 1 USAflagsmall Atlanta Championship 250 Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Georgia Paved USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford
10 August 8 USAflagsmall Langhorne 125 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Paved USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock USAflagsmall Jim McElreath
11 August 14 USAflagsmall Milwaukee 150 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall Parnelli Jones USAflagsmall Joe Leonard
12 August 21 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen Memorial Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Jim McElreath USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
13 August 22 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock
14 September 6 USAflagsmall Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Don Branson
15 September 18 USAflagsmall Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, Indiana Dirt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
16 September 26 USAflagsmall Trenton 200 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
17 October 24 USAflagsmall Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt USAflagsmall Don Branson USAflagsmall Don Branson
18 November 21 USAflagsmall Bobby Ball Memorial Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona Paved USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt

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Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Team/Car Owner Points
1 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti Dean Racing Enterprises 3110
2 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt Sheraton-Thompson Racing 2500
3 USAflagsmall Jim McElreath Zink-Urschel Trackburner 2035
4 USAflagsmall Don Branson Leader Card Racing 1875
5 USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock Sidney Weinberger

Pete Salemi

1540

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2010-12-31. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/980-1965/. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 


from the original on 2010-12-31. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1965.htm. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 


See alsoEdit

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