1959 USAC Road Racing Championship season

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1959 USAC Road Racing Championship season
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The 1959 USAC Road Racing Championship season was the second season of the USAC Road Racing Championship. It began March 8, 1959, and ended October 18, 1959, after eleven races. The series was contested for sports cars at eight rounds, and Formula Libre at three rounds. Augie Pabst won the season championship.

Calendar[edit]

Rnd Race Length Circuit Location Date
1 Los Angeles Examiner International Grand Prix 150 mi (240 km) Los Angeles County Fairgrounds Pomona, California March 8
2 Daytona 1000 Kilometres 6 Hours Daytona International Raceway Daytona Beach, Florida April 5
3 Meadowdale 505 505 km (314 mi) Meadowdale International Raceway Carpentersville, Illinois May 31
4 USAC Lime Rock 180 km (110 mi) Lime Rock Park Lakeville, Connecticut June 6
5 Meadowdale Gala 444 444 km (276 mi) Meadowdale International Raceway Carpentersville, Illinois July 5
6 Kiwanis Grand Prix 150 mi (240 km) Riverside International Raceway Riverside, California July 19
7 USAC Formula Libre Race 150 mi (240 km)[1] Lime Rock Park Lakeville, Connecticut July 25
8 Meadowdale Formula Libre 165 mi (266 km) Meadowdale International Raceway Carpentersville, Illinois September 6
9 Vaca Valley Sports Car Race 100 mi (160 km) Vaca Valley Raceway Vacaville, California September 27
10 United States Grand Prix for Sports Cars 200 mi (320 km) Riverside International Raceway Riverside, California October 11
11 International Formula Libre Grand Prix 230 km (140 mi) Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, New York October 18

Season results[edit]

Rnd Circuit Winning Team Results
Winning Driver(s)
1 Pomona #50 Zipper-Estes Results
United Kingdom Ken Miles
2 Daytona #86 Porsche Results
Argentina Roberto Mieres
Argentina Anton von Döry
3 Meadowdale #31 Nickey Racing Team Results
United States Jim Jeffords
4 Lime Rock Elisha Walker Results
United States George Constantine
5 Meadowdale #10 Nickey Chevrolet Results
United States Jim Jeffords
6 Riverside #211 John von Neumann Results
United States Richie Ginther
7 Lime Rock Kurtis Kraft Midget/Offenhauser Results
United States Rodger Ward
8 Meadowdale #50 Meister Brauser Results
United States Augie Pabst
9 Vaca Valley #50 Meister Brauser Results
United States Augie Pabst
10 Riverside #2 Eleanor von Neumann Results
United States Phil Hill
11 Watkins Glen #1 British Racing Partnership Results
United Kingdom Stirling Moss

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USAC Road Racing Championship race". Ultimate Racing History. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 

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