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1975 American Championship Car season
Series  : USAC Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
Previous: 1974 Next: 1976

The 1975 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 13 races, beginning in Ontario, California on March 2 and concluding in Avondale, Arizona on November 9. The USAC National Champion was A. J. Foyt and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Bobby Unser.

Schedule and resultsEdit

All races running on Oval/Speedway.

Rnd Date Race Name Length Track Location Pole Position Winning Driver
1 March 2 USAflagsmall California 500 Qualification Heat 1 100 mi (161 km) Ontario Motor Speedway Ontario, California USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
2 USAflagsmall California 500 Qualification Heat 2 100 mi (161 km) USAflagsmall Bobby Unser USAflagsmall Wally Dallenbach
3 March 9 USAflagsmall California 500 500 mi (805 km) USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
4 March 16 USAflagsmall Bricklin 150 150 mi (241 km) Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford
5 April 6 USAflagsmall Trenton 200 201 mi (323 km) Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey USAflagsmall Tom Sneva USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
NC April 27 USAflagsmall World Series of Auto Racing 150 mi (241 km) Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford
6 May 25 USAflagsmall International 500 Mile Sweepstakes 435 mi (700 km) A Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Bobby Unser
7 June 8 USAflagsmall Rex Mays Classic 150 mi (241 km) Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
8 June 29 USAflagsmall Schaefer 500 425 mi (684 km) B Pocono International Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
9 July 20 USAflagsmall Norton 200 200 mi (322 km) Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt
10 August 17 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen 200 200 mi (322 km) Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford USAflagsmall Mike Mosley
11 September 13 USAflagsmall Michigan Grand Prix 150 mi (241 km) Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Tom Sneva
12 September 21 USAflagsmall Trenton 150 150 mi (241 km) Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock
13 November 9 USAflagsmall Phoenix 150 150 mi (241 km) Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt

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A - Scheduled for 500 miles, stopped early due to rain.
B - Scheduled for 500 miles, stopped early due to rain.

Final points standingsEdit

Pos Driver ONT
USAflagsmall
Q-H1
ONT
USAflagsmall
Q-H2
ONT
USAflagsmall
500
PHX1
USAflagsmall
150
TRE1
USAflagsmall
200
INDY
USAflagsmall
500
MIL1
USAflagsmall
150
POC
USAflagsmall
500
MIC1
USAflagsmall
200
MIL2
USAflagsmall
200
MIC2
USAflagsmall
150
TRE2
USAflagsmall
150
PHX2
USAflagsmall
150
Pts
1 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 1 20 7 2 1 4920
2 USAflagsmall Johnny Rutherford 2 17 1 2 2 3 6 6 13 2 3 11 2900
3 USAflagsmall Bobby Unser 10 2 1 2 22 5 3 2489
4 USAflagsmall Wally Dallenbach 1 10 6 5 9 4 2 19 4 16 5 12 2305
5 USAflagsmall Bill Vukovich, Jr. 4 23 4 6 7 3 3 8 11 4 2080
6 USAflagsmall Tom Sneva 9 6 7 6 22 29 2 3 1 13 2 1830
7 USAflagsmall Roger McCluskey 8 13 DNQ 7 5 8 4 12 19 5 6 18 1675
8 USAflagsmall Steve Krisiloff 3 3 5 4 11 17 28 8 5 DNQ 15 20 1630
9 USAflagsmall Pancho Carter 2 19 8 4 6 24 4 14 8 DNQ 8 1345
10 USAflagsmall Gordon Johncock 5 15 2 10 31 14 20 11 2 6 1 23 1280
11 USAflagsmall John Martin 6 5 13 9 27 15 7 21 7 18 8 17 1180
12 USAflagsmall Mike Mosley 10 11 9 3 26 5 31 13 1 1020
13 USAflagsmall Jimmy Caruthers 5 21 DNQ 14 8 7 6 4 7 930
14 USAflagsmall Gary Bettenhausen 11 14 10 15 9 5 DNS 6 745
15 USAflagsmall Lee Kunzman 3 4 DNQ 17 740
16 USAflagsmall Bill Puterbaugh 7 9 9 560
17 USAflagsmall Al Unser 7 26 16 32 4 5 450
18 USAflagsmall George Snider DNS 20 18 8 10 22 400
19 USAflagsmall Al Loquasto 15 7 11 DNQ DNQ 12 14 17 14 16 380
20 25px-Canadaflag Eldon Rasmussen 7 9 24 19 16 12 21 275
21 USAflagsmall Salt Walther 12 8 17 13 33 DNP 33 DNQ 22 18 260
22 USAflagsmall Dick Simon 13 24 14 8 21 13 23 9 17 15 11 13 220
23 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 28 28 25 3 210
24 USAflagsmall Spike Gehlhausen 10 10 15 19 10 14 165
25 USAflagsmall Billy Scott 4 29 DNQ 120
26 USAflagsmall Tom Bigelow 11 16 18 12 21 16 9 19 115
27 USAflagsmall Johnny Parsons, Jr. DNS 25 12 12 19 20 26 15 21 13 9 115
28 USAflagsmall John Hubbard 14 DNQ 21 10 10 16 DNQ 105
29 USAflagsmall Larry Cannon DNQ 12 9 12 100
30 USAflagsmall Jim McElreath 18 DNS 7 90
31 USAflagsmall Tom Frantz 19 11 11 14 17 24 70
32 USAflagsmall Sheldon Kinser 12 15 50
33 USAflagsmall Lloyd Ruby 32 10 45
34 USAflagsmall Jerry Karl 9 33 13 16 40
35 USAflagsmall Billy Cassella 11 40
36 USAflagsmall Bob Harkey DNS 30 16 10 30 21 15 14
- USAflagsmall Bobby Allison 6 32 25 27 17 0
- USAflagsmall George Follmer 8 DNQ DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Bentley Warren 23 11 0
- USAflagsmall Jerry Grant 16 12 20 14 18 DNS 0
- USAflagsmall Rick Muther 27 DNQ 13 0
- USAflagsmall Lee Brayton 14 22 0
- USAflagsmall Chuck Gurney 15 15 DNQ 18 0
- USAflagsmall Mel Cornett 16 0
- USAflagsmall Sam Sessions 17 0
- USAflagsmall Larry McCoy 31 30 18 20 20 DNP 0
- USAflagsmall Ed Finley 18 0
- USAflagsmall Benny Rapp 19 0
- 25px-Canadaflag Frank Weiss 22 0
- USAflagsmall Larry Dickson 22 0
- USAflagsmall Mike Hiss 29 0
- USAflagsmall Bill Simpson DNS DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Dan Murphy DNP DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Jim Hurtubise DNQ 0
- 25px-Newzealandflag Graham McRae DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Bob Nagel DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Jan Opperman DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Jigger Sirois DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Jerry Sneva DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Ken Nichols DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Jack Owens DNQ 0
- 25px-Canadaflag John Cannon DNP 0
- 25px-Mexicoflag Michel Jourdain DNP 0
- USAflagsmall Joe Leonard DNP 0
- USAflagsmall Steve Chassey DNP 0
Pos Driver ONT
USAflagsmall
Q-H1
ONT
USAflagsmall
Q-H2
ONT
USAflagsmall
500
PHX1
USAflagsmall
150
TRE1
USAflagsmall
200
INDY
USAflagsmall
500
MIL1
USAflagsmall
150
POC
USAflagsmall
500
MIC1
USAflagsmall
200
MIL2
USAflagsmall
200
MIC2
USAflagsmall
150
TRE2
USAflagsmall
150
PHX2
USAflagsmall
150
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
(Ret)
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

Note1: Bobby Allison and George Follmer not eligible for points.
Note2: Jerry Grant scored points at Ontario but competed with an FIA License
Note3: Bentley Warren scored 100 points at Pocono, but forfeited those points due to a rule violation

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2009-05-06. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/980-1975/. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 


from the original on 2009-05-06. http://www.oldracingcars.com/indy/. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 


from the original on 2009-05-13. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1975.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 


from the original on 2011-05-03. http://old.motorsport.com/stats/champ/data/1975sum.pdf. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 


See alsoEdit

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