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1970 American Championship Car season
Series  : USAC Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Al Unser
Previous: 1969 Next: 1971

The 1970 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 18 races, beginning in Avondale, Arizona on March 28 and concluding at the same location on November 21. There was also one non-championship event at Pikes Peak, Colorado. The USAC National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was Al Unser. After this season, dirt courses did not reappear in the USAC Championship until 1981-82.

Schedule and resultsEdit


Rnd Date Race Name Length Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 March 28 USAflagsmall Phoenix 150 150 mi
(241 km)
Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona Paved USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Al Unser
2 April 4 USAflagsmall Golden Gate 150 151.38 mi
(243.6 km)
Sears Point Raceway Sonoma, California Road USAflagsmall Mark Donohue USAflagsmall Dan Gurney
3 April 26 USAflagsmall Trenton 200 201 mi
(323 km)
Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall Al Unser USAflagsmall Lloyd Ruby
4 May 30 USAflagsmall International 500 Mile Sweepstakes 500 mi
(805 km)
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved USAflagsmall Al Unser USAflagsmall Al Unser
5 June 7 USAflagsmall Rex Mays Classic 150 mi
(241 km)
Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Joe Leonard
6 June 14 USAflagsmall Langhorne 150 150 mi
(241 km)
Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Paved USAflagsmall Bobby Unser USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
7 June 28 USAflagsmall Rocky Mountain 150 151.62 mi
(244 km)
Continental Divide Raceways Castle Rock, Colorado Road USAflagsmall Al Unser USAflagsmall Mario Andretti
8 July 4 USAflagsmall Michigan Twin 200s 200 mi
(322 km)
Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan Paved USAflagsmall Gary Bettenhausen USAflagsmall Gary Bettenhausen
NC July 4 USAflagsmall Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb 12.42 mi
(20 km)
Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill USAflagsmall Ted Foltz
9 July 26 USAflagsmall Indy 150 150 mi
(241 km)
Indianapolis Raceway Park Clermont, Indiana Road USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Al Unser
10 August 22 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen 100 100 mi
(161 km)
Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Larry Dickson USAflagsmall Al Unser
11 August 23 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen 200 200 mi
(322 km)
Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall Al Unser USAflagsmall Al Unser
12 September 6 USAflagsmall California 500 500 mi
(805 km)
Ontario Motor Speedway Ontario, California Paved USAflagsmall Lloyd Ruby USAflagsmall Jim McElreath
13 September 7 USAflagsmall Ted Horn Memorial 100 100 mi
(161 km)
DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Al Unser USAflagsmall Al Unser
14 September 12 USAflagsmall Hoosier Hundred 100 mi
(161 km)
Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, Indiana Dirt USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons USAflagsmall Al Unser
15 September 19 USAflagsmall Sedalia 100 100 mi
(161 km)
State Fair Raceway Sedalia, Missouri Dirt USAflagsmall Al Unser USAflagsmall Al Unser
16 October 3 USAflagsmall Trenton 300 264 mi A
(425 km)
Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved USAflagsmall Al Unser USAflagsmall Al Unser
17 October 4 USAflagsmall Golden State 100 100 mi
(161 km)
California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt USAflagsmall Mario Andretti USAflagsmall Al Unser
18 November 21 USAflagsmall Bobby Ball 150 150 mi
(241 km)
Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona Paved USAflagsmall Al Unser USAflagsmall Swede Savage

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A - Scheduled for 300 miles, stopped early due to rain.

Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Team/Car Owner Points
1 USAflagsmall Al Unser Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing 5130
2 USAflagsmall Bobby Unser Leader Card Racing

All American Racers

2260
3 USAflagsmall Jim McElreath Myron Caves

Greer-Foyt Racing

Sheraton-Thompson Racing

McElreath Racing

Leader Card Racing

2060
4 USAflagsmall Mike Mosley Leader Card Racing 1900
5 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti STP-Granatelli Racing 1890

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2009-05-14. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/980-1970/. Retrieved 2009-05-12. 


from the original on 2009-05-14. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1970.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-12. 


from the original on 2011-05-03. http://old.motorsport.com/stats/champ/data/1970sum.pdf. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 


See alsoEdit

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