1962 USAC Championship Car season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1962 USAC Championship Car season
USAC National Championship Trail
Season
Races 13
Start date April 8
End date November 18
Awards
National champion United States Rodger Ward
Indianapolis 500 winner United States Rodger Ward
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1961 1963

The 1962 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 13 races, beginning in Trenton, New Jersey on April 8 and concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on November 18. There was also one non-championship event at Pikes Peak, Colorado. The USAC National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was Rodger Ward. Hugh Randall was killed in the Langhorne 100 at Langhorne Speedway; he was 29 years old.

Schedule and results[edit]


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 April 8 United States Trenton 100 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved United States Don Davis United States A. J. Foyt
2 May 30 United States International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved United States Parnelli Jones United States Rodger Ward
3 June 10 United States Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved United States A. J. Foyt United States A. J. Foyt
4 July 1 United States Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt United States Jim Hurtubise United States A. J. Foyt
NC July 4 United States Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill United States Bobby UnserA United States Bobby Unser
5 July 22 United States Trenton 150 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved United States A. J. Foyt United States Rodger Ward
6 August 19 United States Tony Bettenhausen Memorial Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt United States Roger McCluskey United States Jim Hurtubise
7 August 20 United States Tony Bettenhausen 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved United States Bobby Marshman United States Rodger Ward
8 August 26 United States Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt United States A. J. Foyt United States Don Branson
9 September 8 United States Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt United States Parnelli Jones United States Rodger Ward
10 September 15 United States Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, Indiana Dirt United States Parnelli Jones United States Parnelli Jones
11 September 23 United States Trenton 200 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved United States A. J. Foyt United States Don Branson
12 October 28 United States Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt United States A. J. Foyt United States A. J. Foyt
13 November 22 United States Bobby Ball Memorial Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix, Arizona Dirt United States Parnelli Jones United States Bobby Marshman
  Paved/Dirt Oval
  Road Course/Hill Climb
  Non-championship race
^A 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 TRE1
United States
INDY
United States
MIL1
United States
LAN1
United States
TRE2
United States
SPR
United States
MIL2
United States
LAN2
United States
SYR
United States
ISF
United States
TRE3
United States
SAC
United States
PHX
United States
Pts
1 United States Rodger Ward 3 1 4 1 17 1 1 5 5 2460
2 United States A. J. Foyt 1 23 1 1 7 7 2 4 2 16 4 1 2 1950
3 United States Parnelli Jones 2 7 2 2 4 2 9 3 15 1 19 5 4 1760
4 United States Don Branson 4 12 17 4 2 3 25 1 7 2 1 2 8 1700
5 United States Bobby Marshman 10 5 12 5 21 4 3 9 13 6 3 15 1 1581
6 United States Jim Hurtubise 6 13 3 3 5 1 21 2 4 8 9 4 5 1340
7 United States Len Sutton 7 2 15 20 DNP 2 10 9 1250
8 United States Jim McElreath 16 6 14 7 6 5 5 7 10 3 8 14 DNQ 1210
9 United States Eddie Sachs 18 3 21 15 4 7 1060
10 United States Don Davis 5 4 8 17 3 960
11 United States Lloyd Ruby 8 19 6 22 11 13 6 8 3 700
12 United States Roger McCluskey 8 16 5 14 DNQ 15 6 5 6 4 21 18 6 690
13 United States Ronnie Duman 19 DNQ 6 6 10 DNQ 8 10 9 10 20 DNQ 405
14 United States Allen Crowe DNQ 31 10 10 8 DNQ 10 12 5 14 305
15 United States Troy Ruttman 18 DNQ 13 3 DNQ 13 6 7 280
16 United States Bud Tingelstad 21 15 7 9 7 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 240
17 United States Chuck Hulse 22 21 DNQ 13 13 26 6 DNQ 7 10 13 10 230
18 United States Elmer George DNQ 17 18 DNQ DNQ 10 17 DNQ 18 18 3 16 229
19 United States Jim Rathmann 9 200
20 United States Johnny Boyd 10 150
21 United States Shorty Templeman 9 11 16 13 18 140
22 United States Al Farmer DNQ DNQ DNQ 8 14 24 8 16 DNQ 18 16 DNQ 100
23 United States Bobby Grim 19 8 11 11 97
24 United States Bob Mathouser DNQ DNQ 16 17 18 DNQ 13 8 DNQ 12 DNQ 83
25 United States Johnny Rutherford 15 14 7 11 80
26 United States Bruce Jacobi 11 DNQ DNQ 9 12 75
27 United States Bobby Marvin 17 DNQ 9 15 11 17 17 DNQ 12 70
28 United States Ernie Koch DNQ DNQ 16 12 9 22 11 17 70
29 United States Chuck Rodee 32 11 11 60
30 United States Chuck Booth 9 15 40
31 United States Bob Veith 33 9 23 DNQ 40
32 United States Don Freeland DNQ 11 30
33 United States Bill Cheesbourg DNQ DNQ 12 DNQ 12 17 30
34 United States Jiggs Peters DNQ 23 11 DNQ 15 DNQ 24 20
35 United States Red Riegel 11 20
36 United States Keith Rachwitz DNQ 13 Wth 12 14 DNQ DNQ DNQ 10
37 United States Ralph Liguori DNQ 18 22 DNQ 17 12 17 13 10
38 United States Colby Scroggin 12 14 10
39 United States Dempsey Wilson 12 DNQ 10
- United States Roy Graham 13 DNQ 0
- United States Leroy Neumayer DNQ 15 14 16 DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Jack Conely DNQ 22 19 14 16 0
- United States Al Miller DNQ DNQ 14 DNQ 0
- United States Chuck Arnold 14 DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Ebb Rose 14 0
- Canada Ed Kostenuk DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 15 0
- United States Johnny Coy 15 DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Dick Rathmann 20 24 DNQ DNS 18 16 0
- United States Bob Christie 30 DNQ 16 0
- United States Art Malone DNQ 18 0
- United States Jack Turner 29 19 DNQ 23 0
- United States Eddie Johnson 25 20 0
- United States Jim Hemmings DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 20 DNQ 0
- United States Dan Gurney 20 0
- United States Jimmy Daywalt 22 0
- United States Bill Randall DNQ 24 0
- United States Paul Goldsmith 26 0
- United States Gene Hartley 27 0
- United States Paul Russo 28 DNQ 0
- United States Curtis Turner DNQ DNS 0
- United States Herb Hill DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Gig Stephens DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Hugh Randall DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Duane Carter DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Tommy Copp DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Mike McGreevy DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Ray Brown DNQ 0
- United States Leon Clum DNQ 0
- United States Russ Congdon DNQ 0
- United States Chuck Daigh DNQ 0
- United States Jack Ensley DNQ 0
- United Kingdom Jack Fairman DNQ 0
- United States Cliff Griffith DNQ 0
- United States Norm Hall DNQ 0
- United States Chuck Stevenson DNQ 0
- United States Chuck Weyant DNQ 0
- United States Carl Williams DNQ 0
- United States George Morris DNQ 0
- United States Buzz Rose DNQ 0
- United States Bobby Unser DNQ 0
- United States Ray Wearne DNQ 0
- United States Howard Osborn DNQ 0
Pos Driver TRE1
United States
INDY
United States
MIL1
United States
LAN1
United States
TRE2
United States
SPR
United States
MIL2
United States
LAN2
United States
SYR
United States
ISF
United States
TRE3
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

References[edit]

See also[edit]