1963 USAC Championship Car season

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1963 USAC Championship Car season
USAC National Championship Trail
Season
Races 12
Start date April 21
End date November 17
Awards
National champion United States A. J. Foyt
Indianapolis 500 winner United States Parnelli Jones
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1962 1964

The 1963 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 12 races, beginning in Trenton, New Jersey on April 21 and concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on November 17. There was also one non-championship event at Pikes Peak, Colorado. The USAC National Champion was A. J. Foyt, and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Parnelli Jones. Jim Clark's win at Milwaukee in August marked the first win for a rear-engined car in Champ Car competition.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 April 21 United States Trenton 100 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved United States Lloyd Ruby 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 Parnelli Jones
3 June 9 United States Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved United States Johnny Boyd United States Rodger Ward
4 June 23 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 28 United States Trenton 150 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved United States A. J. Foyt United States A. J. Foyt
6 August 17 United States Tony Bettenhausen Memorial Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt United States A. J. Foyt United States Rodger Ward
7 August 18 United States Tony Bettenhausen 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Jim Clark
8 September 2 United States Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt United States Rodger Ward United States A. J. Foyt
9 September 14 United States Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, Indiana Dirt United States Rodger Ward United States Rodger Ward
10 September 22 United States Trenton 200 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved United Kingdom Jim Clark United States A. J. Foyt
11 October 27 United States Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt United States Rodger Ward United States Rodger Ward
12 November 22 United States Bobby Ball Memorial Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix, Arizona Dirt United States Johnny Rutherford United States Rodger Ward
  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
LAN
United States
TRE2
United States
SPR
United States
MIL2
United States
DQSF
United States
ISF
United States
TRE3
United States
SAC
United States
PHX
United States
Pts
1 United States A. J. Foyt 1 3 4 1 1 2 2 1 3 1 2 8 2950
2 United States Rodger Ward 18 4 1 3 1 4 2 1 26 1 1 2210
3 United States Jim McElreath 4 6 5 2 8 6 11 7 5 4 3 3 1655
4 United States Parnelli Jones 2 1 DNQ 4 22 8 23 6 18 22 12 4 1540
5 United States Don Branson 17 5 17 DNS 12 3 10 5 2 5 6 7 1352
6 United Kingdom Jim Clark 2 1 21 1200
7 United States Chuck Hulse 22 8 3 12 6 DNQ 5 3 15 19 16 2 1020
8 United States Roger McCluskey 8 15 18 10 7 4 6 11 6 18 5 5 750
9 United States Jim Hurtubise 3 22 19 3 4 17 8 8 10 24 11 660
10 United States Johnny Rutherford 10 29 20 7 16 5 7 10 4 6 17 11 640
11 United States Troy Ruttman 5 12 DNQ 5 14 3 580
12 United States Dan Gurney 7 3 16 580
13 United States Bud Tingelstad 28 15 9 11 18 12 2 13 6 490
14 United States Bobby Grim 25 11 2 9 11 8 10 440
15 United States Bobby Marshman 6 16 7 5 19 15 22 4 DNQ 20 18 18 323
16 United States Lloyd Ruby 19 19 12 24 9 26 17 8 8 4 16 320
17 United States Johnny White 7 19 9 7 7 9 15 320
18 United States Ronnie Duman 9 DNQ 10 6 10 16 9 235
19 United States Al Miller 9 22 DNQ DNQ 25 DNQ 200
20 United States Len Sutton 7 DNQ 6 21 12 12 13 DNQ DNQ 170
21 United States Eddie Sachs 15 17 2 DNQ 24 23 160
22 United States Dempsey Wilson 11 DNQ DNQ 10 160
23 United States Dick Rathmann 10 DNQ 150
24 United States Bob Harkey DNQ DNQ 9 17 13 DNQ 14 9 15 DNQ 120
25 United States Bobby Unser 33 18 7 9 100
26 United States Bob Mathouser 11 DNQ DNQ 11 11 15 DNQ 15 DNQ 14 70
27 United States Colby Scroggin 13 DNQ 8 DNQ 17 17 50
28 United States Ralph Liguori DNQ 16 8 15 14 DNQ 18 16 DNQ 50
29 United States Jack Conely DNQ 9 17 40
30 Canada Ed Kostenuk DNQ DNQ 21 11 40
31 United States Arnie Knepper 13 DNQ 10 14 30
32 United States Chuck Booth 10 DNQ 30
33 United States Eddie Johnson 20 12 20
34 United States Sonny Helms 13 12 10
35 United States Curtis Turner 12 DNQ 10
36 United States Jerry Daniels 12 10
- United States Bob Veith 26 13 13 0
- United States Jerry Weld DNQ 16 DNQ 14 DNQ 13 0
- United States Chuck Rodee DNQ 20 DNQ 13 0
- United States Bruce Jacobi DNQ DNQ 13 DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Bob Christie 13 DNQ 0
- United States Johnny Boyd 32 14 0
- United States Billy Cantrell DNQ 14 DNQ 0
- United States Mel Kenyon 14 DNQ 0
- United States Jiggs Peters 14 0
- United States Ebb Rose 14 0
- United States Mickey Shaw 20 18 DNQ DNQ 15 DNQ 25 0
- United States Bob Wente DNQ DNQ 16 17 0
- United States Allen Crowe 16 27 0
- United States Paul Goldsmith 18 0
- United States Art Malone 31 DNQ 20 0
- United States Al Farmer 21 Wth 23 DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Pat Flaherty 21 DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Chuck Stevenson 21 DNQ 0
- United States Duane Carter 23 0
- United States Jim Rathmann 24 0
- United States Elmer George 30 DNQ 0
- United States Jimmy Davies DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Ed Hoyle DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- Canada Bob McLean DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Bobby Hogle DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Gig Stephens DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Masten Gregory DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Paul Russo DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Bill Cheesbourg DNQ DNQ 0
- United States George Morris DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Tommy Copp DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Ray Crawford DNQ 0
- United States Jimmy Daywalt DNQ 0
- United States Chuck Engle DNQ 0
- United States Don Freeland DNQ 0
- United States Cliff Griffith DNQ 0
- United States Norm Hall DNQ 0
- United States Gene Hartley DNQ 0
- United Kingdom Graham Hill DNQ 0
- United States Junior Johnson DNQ 0
- United States Bill Krause DNQ 0
- United States Keith Rachwitz DNQ 0
- Mexico Pedro Rodríguez DNQ 0
- United States Joe Sostilio DNQ 0
- United States Jack Turner DNQ 0
- United States Red Amick DNQ 0
- United States Howard Osborn DNQ 0
- United States Wally Talbot DNQ 0
- United States Curly Boyd DNQ 0
- United States Dee Jones DNQ 0
Pos Driver TRE1
United States
INDY
United States
MIL1
United States
LAN
United States
TRE2
United States
SPR
United States
MIL2
United States
DQSF
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]

  1. ^ Case, Dean. "Eagle-eye Feature: August 18, 1963 - The Day the Dinosaurs Died". All American Racers. Archived from the original on 31 December 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 

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