1957 USAC Championship Car season

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1957 USAC Championship Car season
USAC National Championship Trail
Season
Races 13
Start date May 30
End date November 11
Awards
National champion United States Jimmy Bryan
Indianapolis 500 winner United States Sam Hanks
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1956 1958

The 1957 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 13 races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on November 11. There were also five non-championship events. The USAC National Champion was Jimmy Bryan and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Sam Hanks. Keith Andrews was killed in crash while practicing for the Indianapolis 500; he was 36 years old.

Schedule and results[edit]


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 May 30 United States International 500 Mile SweepstakesA Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved United States Pat O'Connor United States Sam Hanks
2 June 2 United States Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt United States Johnny Thomson United States Johnny Thomson
3 June 9 United States Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved United States Jimmy Bryan United States Rodger Ward
4 June 23 United States Detroit 100 Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Detroit, Michigan Dirt United States George Amick United States Jimmy Bryan
NC June 29 Italy 500 Miglia di MonzaB Autodromo Nazionale di Monza Monza, Italy Paved United States Tony Bettenhausen United States Jimmy Bryan
United States Jimmy Bryan United States Jimmy Bryan
United States Jimmy Bryan United States Troy Ruttman
5 July 4 United States Atlanta 100 Lakewood Speedway Atlanta, Georgia Dirt United States Jimmy Bryan United States George Amick
NC July 4 United States Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill United States Bill McConnellC United States Bob Finney
NC July 20 United States Indianapolis Sweepstakes Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Dirt United States Jud Larson United States Jud Larson
6 August 17 United States Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt United States George Amick United States Rodger Ward
7 August 25 United States Milwaukee 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved United States Andy Linden United States Jim Rathmann
8 September 2 United States Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt United States Jud Larson United States Jud Larson
9 September 7 United States Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt United States Elmer George United States Elmer George
10 September 14 United States Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, Indiana Dirt United States Jud Larson United States Jud Larson
11 September 29 United States Trenton 100 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved United States Johnny Thomson United States Pat O'Connor
12 October 20 United States Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt United States Rodger Ward United States Rodger Ward
13 November 11 United States Bobby Ball Memorial Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix, Arizona Dirt United States Rodger Ward United States Jimmy Bryan
  Paved/Dirt Oval
  Road Course/Hill Climb
^A Indianapolis 500 was USAC-sanctioned and counted towards the FIA F1 World Drivers' Championship title.
^B Run in three heats of 166 miles (267 km).
^C No pole is awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, in this schedule on the pole is the driver who started first. No lap led was awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, however, a lap was awarded to the drivers that completed the climb.

Final points standings[edit]

Pos Driver INDY
United States
LAN
United States
MIL1
United States
DET
United States
ATL
United States
SPR
United States
MIL2
United States
DQSF
United States
SYR
United States
ISF
United States
TRE
United States
SAC
United States
PHX
United States
Pts
1 United States Jimmy Bryan 3 DNQ 19 1 13 7 22 18 4 2 8 2 1 1650
2 United States Jim Rathmann 2 5 1 6 12 6 1470
3 United States George Amick DNQ 5 6 2 1 3 5 16 5 3 3 4 11 1400
4 United States Pat O'Connor 8 DNQ 4 DNQ 3 8 2 10 1 15 2 1250
5 United States Jud Larson DNQ 16 4 2 2 8 1 6 1 22 3 12 1170
6 United States Andy Linden 5 6 18 3 3 5 10 DNQ 7 18 13 8 1130
7 United States Johnny Thomson 12 1 2 18 17 14 4 2 3 17 2 14 1110
8 United States Johnny Boyd 6 3 4 24 6 9 14 9 6 3 1040
9 United States Sam Hanks 1 1000
10 United States Elmer George 33 17 7 5 15 6 6 4 1 6 21 10 16 830
11 United States Rodger Ward 30 DNQ 1 16 16 1 18 3 18 13 20 1 13 740
12 United States Bob Veith 9 7 14 6 4 18 13 5 DNQ DNQ 15 7 10 650
13 United States Paul Russo 4 600
14 United States Jimmy Reece 18 14 12 9 2 14 10 8 5 13 550
15 United States Ed Elisian 29 4 DNQ 13 5 15 20 10 13 7 10 17 340
16 United States Len Sutton DNQ 19 7 17 4 4 DNQ 17 300
17 United States Billy Garrett DNQ 8 DNQ 7 DNQ 9 12 DNQ DNQ 5 18 300
18 United States Marshall Teague 7 DNQ 300
19 United States Don Branson 9 21 10 8 11 DNQ 9 DNS 5 19 280
20 United States Art Bisch 3 20 DNQ DNQ 4 260
21 United States Gene Hartley 10 15 15 7 DNP 210
22 United States Jack Turner 11 DNQ 22 DNQ 11 11 DNP 9 Wth 200
23 United States Johnny Tolan 20 DNQ 8 12 DNQ 11 DNQ 16 5 190
24 United States Don Freeland 17 13 DNQ 8 6 8 15 12 16 DNQ 14 190
25 United States Eddie Sachs 23 2 16 160
26 United States A. J. Foyt 9 23 DNQ DNQ DNQ 11 9 7 160
27 United States Johnny Parsons 16 7 120
28 United States Ralph Liguori 11 DNQ 10 DNQ 17 8 12 DNQ 110
29 United States Tony Bettenhausen 15 DNQ 21 15 DNQ 11 7 18 80
30 United States Bud Randall 18 14 10 DNQ 26 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 8 80
31 United States Bill Cheesbourg 26 11 12 9 DNQ DNP DNQ DNQ DNQ 70
32 United States Jim McWithey DNQ 9 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 40
33 United States Earl Motter 9 40
34 United States Don Edmunds 19 15 17 11 17 DNQ 13 14 DNQ DNQ 11 DNQ 40
35 United States Van Johnson 10 DNQ 16 DNQ 15 DNQ DNQ 30
36 United States Troy Ruttman 31 10 25 30
37 United States Chuck Weyant 14 11 DNQ DNQ DNQ 20
38 United States Al Herman 21 DNQ 14 DNQ DNQ 12 10
39 United States Dick Rathmann DNQ 12 16 DNP DNQ 16 DNQ 10
40 United States Al Keller 27 DNQ 12 10
41 United States Ken Gottschalk 12 DNQ 10
- United States Jimmy Daywalt 28 13 14 0
- United States Mike Magill 24 DNQ 13 DNQ 16 DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Bob Christie 13 0
- United States Jim Hemmings DNQ 14 0
- United States Rex Easton DNQ DNQ 15 DNQ 0
- United States Bud Clemons DNQ 15 0
- United States Shorty Templeman 17 DNQ 17 0
- United States Fred Agabashian 22 17 0
- United States Charles Musselman DNQ 18 0
- United States Chuck Rodee DNQ 18 0
- United States Eddie Johnson 25 0
- United States Eddie Russo 32 DNQ 0
- United States Bob Tattersall DNS 0
- United States Gene Force DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Danny Kladis DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Ray Crawford DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Don Evans DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Luther Baughman DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Bill Homeier DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Ernie Koch DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Don Whittington DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Keith Andrews DNQ 0
- United States Johnny Baldwin DNQ 0
- United States Tony Bonadies DNQ 0
- United States Jimmy Davies DNQ 0
- Italy Giuseppe Farina DNQ 0
- United States Johnny Fedricks DNQ 0
- United States Andy Furci DNQ 0
- United States Cliff Griffith DNQ 0
- United States Cal Niday DNQ 0
- United States Leroy Warriner DNQ 0
- United States Dempsey Wilson DNQ 0
- United States Chuck Arnold DNQ 0
- United States Del Fanning DNQ 0
Pos Driver INDY
United States
LAN
United States
MIL1
United States
DET
United States
ATL
United States
SPR
United States
MIL2
United States
DQSF
United States
SYR
United States
ISF
United States
TRE
United States
SAC
United States
PHX
United States
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

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