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1966 American Championship Car season
Series  : USAC Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
Previous: 1965 Next: 1967

The 1966 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 16 races, beginning in Avondale, Arizona on March 20 and concluding at the same location on November 20. There was also one non-championship event at Fuji Speedway in Japan. The USAC National Champion was Mario Andretti, and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Graham Hill.

Schedule and resultsEdit


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 March 20 USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan Memorial Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona Paved USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Jim McElreath
2 April 24 USAflagsmall Trenton 150 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
3 May 30 USAflagsmall International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Graham Hill
4 June 5 USAflagsmall Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
5 June 12 USAflagsmall Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Paved USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
6 June 26 USAflagsmall Atlanta 300 Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Georgia Paved USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
7 July 4 USAflagsmall Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
8 July 24 USAflagsmall Hoosier Grand Prix Indianapolis Raceway Park Clermont, Indiana Road USAflagsmall Lloyd Ruby USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
9 August 7 USAflagsmall Langhorne 150 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Paved USAflagsmall Don Branson USAflagsmall Roger McCluskey
10 August 20 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen Memorial Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Don Branson USAflagsmall Don Branson
11 August 27 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
12 September 5 USAflagsmall Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Bobby Unser USAflagsmall Bud Tingelstad
13 September 10 USAflagsmall Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, Indiana Dirt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
14 September 25 USAflagsmall Trenton 200 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
NC October 9 Flag-of-japansmall Fuji Race Fuji Speedway Oyama, Japan Road 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
15 October 23 USAflagsmall Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt USAflagsmall Don Branson USAflagsmall Dick Atkins
16 November 19 USAflagsmall Bobby Ball Memorial Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona Paved USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Mario Andretti

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Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Team/Car Owner Points
1 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti Dean Racing Enterprises

Jim Robbins

3070
2 USAflagsmall Jim McElreath Zink-Urschel-Slick 2430
3 USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock Sidney Weinberger 2050
4 USAflagsmall Joe Leonard All American Racers

Gordon Van Liew

1275
5 USAflagsmall Al Unser J. Frank Harrison

STP-Team Lotus

Vollstedt Enterprises

Mecom Racing Team

Joe Hunt Magneto

1260

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2010-12-31. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/980-1966/. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 


from the original on 2010-12-31. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1966.htm. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 


See alsoEdit

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