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1970 Can-Am season
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The 1970 Canadian-American Challenge Cup season was the fifth season of the Can-Am auto racing series. It consisted of FIA Group 7 racing cars running two-hour sprint events. It began June 14, 1970 and ended November 1, 1970 after ten rounds.

The 1970 season began only a few days after the death of defending champion Bruce McLaren. McLaren had been testing the new M8D for his Can-Am team when he was killed. Denny Hulme was joined by friend Dan Gurney in the second McLaren, but he was replaced by Peter Gethin following sponsorship conflicts. The team overcame the loss of their leader to win nine of ten races during the 1970 season.

ScheduleEdit

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 25px-Canadaflag Labatt's Blue Trophy Mosport Park June 14
2 25px-Canadaflag Mont-Tremblant 50 Circuit Mont-Tremblant June 28
3 USAflagsmall Watkins Glen Can-Am Watkins Glen International July 12
4 25px-Canadaflag Klondike Trail 200 Edmonton Speedway Park July 26
5 USAflagsmall Buckeye Can-Am Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course August 23
6 USAflagsmall Road America Can-Am Road America August 30
7 USAflagsmall Road Atlanta Can-Am Road Atlanta September 13
8 USAflagsmall Minneapolis Tribune Grand Prix Donnybrooke International Raceway September 27
9 USAflagsmall Monterey Castrol Grand Prix Laguna Seca Raceway October 18
10 USAflagsmall Los Angeles Times Grand Prix Riverside International Raceway November 1

Season resultsEdit

Rnd Circuit Winning Team Results
Winning Driver
1 Mosport 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom #48 McLaren Cars Results
USAflagsmall Dan Gurney
2 Mont-Tremblant 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom #48 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Results
USAflagsmall Dan Gurney
3 Watkins Glen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom #5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Results
25px-Newzealand flag Denny Hulme
4 Edmonton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom #5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Results
25px-Newzealand flag Denny Hulme
5 Mid-Ohio 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom #5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Results
25px-Newzealand flag Denny Hulme
6 Road America 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom #7 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Results
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Gethin
7 Road Atlanta 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom #8 A.G. Dean Ltd. Results
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tony Dean
8 Donnybrooke 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom #5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Results
25px-Newzealand flag Denny Hulme
9 Laguna Seca 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom #5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Results
25px-Newzealand flag Denny Hulme
10 Riverside 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom #5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Results
25px-Newzealand flag Denny Hulme

Drivers ChampionshipEdit

Points were awarded to the top ten finishers in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1. Only the best seven finishes out of ten rounds counted towards the championship. Points earned but not counting towards the championship are marked by parenthesis.

Pos Driver Team Car Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1 25px-Newzealand flag Denny Hulme 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Racing McLaren M8D Chevrolet 12 20 20 20 20 20 20 132
2 USAflagsmall Lothar Motschenbacher USAflagsmall Motschenbacher Racing McLaren M8B
McLaren M12
McLaren M8C
Chevrolet 15
 
 
12
 
 
12
 
 
 
12
 
 
6
 
 
 
8
65
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Gethin 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Racing McLaren M8B Chevrolet 12 2 20 4 15 56
4 USAflagsmall Dave Causey USAflagsmall Dave Causey Lola T163 Chevrolet 4 2 8 12 15 3 (2) 3 47
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jackie Oliver USAflagsmall Autocoast Titanium Racing Autocoast Ti22 Chevrolet 15 15 15 45
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tony Dean 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom A.G. Dean Ltd. Porsche 908/02 Porsche 10 8 20 4 2 44
7 USAflagsmall Dan Gurney 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Racing McLaren M8D Chevrolet 20 20 2 42
8 USAflagsmall Peter Revson USAflagsmall Carl Haas Racing Lola T220 Chevrolet 15 12 12 39
9 USAflagsmall Bobby Brown USAflagsmall Bob Brown Racing
USAflagsmall Eno de Pasquale
McLaren M6B
Lola T163
Chevrolet 10
 
3
 
10
 
6
 
6
 
35
10 25px-Canadaflag Roger McCaig 25px-Canadaflag Roger McCaig McLaren M8C Chevrolet 8 8 3 6 8 1 34
11 25px-Newzealand flag Chris Amon 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom March Engineering March 707 Chevrolet 8 10 10 28
12 USAflagsmall Gary Wilson USAflagsmall Gary Wilson Lola T163 Chevrolet 6 8 10 3 27
13 25px-Mexicoflag Pedro Rodríguez 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom J.W. Automotive
USAflagsmall North American Racing Team
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Castrol Team BRM
Porsche 917K
Ferrari 512S
BRM P154
Porsche
Ferrari
Chevrolet
 
 
2
 
 
8
 
 
12
26
14 USAflagsmall Chuck Parsons USAflagsmall Chuck Parsons Lola T160/3 Chevrolet 3 10 6 19
15= 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Vic Elford USAflagsmall Porsche-Audi USA
USAflagsmall Advanced Vehicle Systems
USAflagsmall Vic Nelli
USAflagsmall Chaparral Cars Inc.
USAflagsmall Frank Kahlich
USAflagsmall Agapiou Brothers
Porsche 917K
AVS Shadow
Lola T70 Mk.3
Chaparral 2J
McLaren M6B
Ford G7A
Porsche
Chevrolet
Chevrolet
Chevrolet
Ford
Ford
10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
 
 
16
15= USAflagsmall Oscar Koveleski USAflagsmall Oscar Koveleski McLaren M8B Chevrolet 6 10 16
17= 20px-Flag of Switzerland Jo Siffert 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom J.W. Automotive Porsche 917K Porsche 15 15
17= USAflagsmall Bob Bondurant USAflagsmall Smith-Oeser Racing Lola T160 Chevrolet 15 15
19 USAflagsmall Jim Adams USAflagsmall Earle-Cord Racing Ferrari 512S
Ferrari 512P
Ferrari 4
 
 
10
14
20= 25px-Canadaflag George Eaton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Castrol Team BRM BRM P154 Chevrolet 12 12
20= 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Richard Attwood USAflagsmall Porsche-Audi USA Porsche 917K Porsche 12 12
22 USAflagsmall Dick Durant USAflagsmall Dick Durant Lola T163 Chevrolet 3 4 2 3 12
23 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 22px-Flag of Italy SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 512S Ferrari 8 8
24 USAflagsmall Tony Adamowicz USAflagsmall Vic Nelli
USAflagsmall Motschenbacher Racing
Lola T70 Mk.3
McLaren M12
Chevrolet  
4
 
4
8
25= 25px-Canadaflag Gordon Dewar 25px-Canadaflag Gordon Dewar McLaren M6B Chevrolet 6 6
25= 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Gijs van Lennep Flag of Germany Martini Racing Porsche 917K Porsche 6 6
27 25px-Newzealand flag Graeme Lawrence 25px-Canadaflag Canadian Can-Am Racing McLaren M12 Chevrolet 3 2 1 6
28 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brian Redman 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom J.W. Automotive Porsche 917K Porsche 4 4
29= USAflagsmall Brooke Doran USAflagsmall Marshall Brooke Doran Lola T163 Chevrolet 2 2
29= USAflagsmall Leonard Janke USAflagsmall Janke Auto Inc. McLaren M1C Chevrolet 2 2
31= 25px-Canadaflag Rainer Brezinka 25px-Canadaflag Rainer Brezinka McLaren M1C Chevrolet 1 1
31= USAflagsmall Cliff Apel USAflagsmall Cliff Apel McLaren M6B Chevrolet 1 1
31= 22px-Flag of France Gérard Larrousse Flag of Germany Martini Racing Porsche 908/02 Porsche 1 1
31= USAflagsmall Chuck Frederick USAflagsmall C.E. Frederick McKee Mk.6B Oldsmobile 1 1
31= USAflagsmall Bob Nagel USAflagsmall Bob Nagel Lola T70 Mk.3 Ford 1 1
31= USAflagsmall Ron Goldleaf USAflagsmall Ron Goldleaf McLaren M6B Chevrolet 1 1
31= USAflagsmall George Drolsom USAflagsmall George Drolsom Lola T70 Mk.3 Chevrolet 1 1
31= USAflagsmall Peter Gregg USAflagsmall Peter Gregg Lola T165 Chevrolet 1 1


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