1964 USAC Championship Car season

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1964 USAC Championship Car season
USAC National Championship Trail
Season
Races 13
Start date March 22
End date November 22
Awards
National champion United States A. J. Foyt
Indianapolis 500 winner United States A. J. Foyt
Chronology
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1963 1965

The 1964 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 13 races, beginning in Avondale, Arizona on March 22 and concluding at the same location on November 22. There was also one non-championship event at Pikes Peak, Colorado. The USAC National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was A. J. Foyt. At Indianapolis in the 500 miles race Eddie Sachs and Dave MacDonald were killed during lap 2 of the race; Sachs was 37, MacDonald was 27 years old. In the Tony Bettenhausen Memorial at Springfield, Bill Horstmeyer died during the race; he was 34 years old. After 5 days the season ended in November Bobby Marshman testing and death at Phoenix; he was 28 years old.

Schedule and results[edit]


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 March 22 United States Phoenix 100 Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona Paved United States Parnelli Jones United States A. J. Foyt
2 April 19 United States Trenton 100 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved United States A. J. Foyt United States A. J. Foyt
3 May 30 United States International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved United Kingdom Jim Clark United States A. J. Foyt
4 June 7 United States Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved United States Rodger Ward United States A. J. Foyt
5 June 21 United States Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt United States Johnny Rutherford 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 Al Unser
6 July 19 United States Trenton 150 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved United States Jim McElreath United States A. J. Foyt
7 August 22 United States Tony Bettenhausen Memorial Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt United States Rodger Ward United States A. J. Foyt
8 August 23 United States Tony Bettenhausen 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved United States Parnelli Jones United States Parnelli Jones
9 September 7 United States Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt United States Don Branson United States A. J. Foyt
10 September 26 United States Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, Indiana Dirt United States A. J. Foyt United States A. J. Foyt
11 September 27 United States Trenton 200 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved United States Parnelli Jones United States Parnelli Jones
12 October 25 United States Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt United States Parnelli Jones United States A. J. Foyt
13 November 22 United States Bobby Ball Memorial Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona Paved United States Parnelli Jones United States Lloyd Ruby
  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 PHX1
United States
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
PHX2
United States
Pts
1 United States A. J. Foyt 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 26 1 1 20 1 19 2900
2 United States Rodger Ward 5 18 2 13 7 15 2 13 2 4 4 2 2128
3 United States Lloyd Ruby 9 5 3 18 8 2 12 10 17 9 26 5 1 1752
4 United States Don Branson 4 12 15 2 3 3 13 3 3 2 3 3 1700
5 United States Bud Tingelstad 8 17 6 3 15 9 8 4 8 5 3 10 4 1640
6 United States Parnelli Jones 3 19 23 DNQ 13 1 16 17 1 16 17 940
7 United States Bobby Marshman 7 3 25 21 3 22 2 24 2 16 16 2 13 867
8 United States Norm Hall 12 7 33 8 11 5 DNQ 11 12 11 5 13 7 677
9 United States Johnny White 10 16 4 17 630
10 United States Bob Harkey 15 8 7 13 4 10 18 DNQ 13 19 9 14 560
11 United States Mario Andretti 11 9 11 6 3 15 10 22 8 18 530
12 United States Johnny Boyd 14 5 20 500
13 United States Jud Larson DNQ DNQ DNQ 10 15 11 17 6 4 6 6 490
14 United States Bobby Unser 17 32 12 7 18 4 20 4 15 6 18 22 470
15 United States Bob Wente 6 9 11 6 25 25 DNQ 420
16 United States Arnie Knepper 5 24 7 8 10 6 23 11 16 390
17 United States Len Sutton 22 15 2 10 5 DNQ 11 8 15 DNQ 338
18 United States Jim McElreath 11 DNQ 21 9 4 14 DNQ 12 5 DNQ 12 25 320
19 United States Ronnie Duman 20 31 6 7 DNS 17 DNP 302
20 United States Dick Rathmann 7 DNQ 300
21 United States Johnny Rutherford 21 DNQ 27 22 12 17 17 5 7 18 DNQ 14 23 270
22 United States Roger McCluskey 2 DNS 8 7 DNS 238
23 United States Bobby Grim 13 8 10 DNQ 20 DNQ 19 DNQ 12 220
24 United States Joe Leonard 14 12 24 15 5 210
25 United States Jim Hurtubise 16 2 14 14 160
26 United States Troy Ruttman 18 4 8 Wth 160
27 United States Mel Kenyon 5 16 22 10 15 160
28 United States Tommy Copp 7 11 160
29 United States Bob Mathouser 9 22 19 6 DNQ DNQ 14 DNS 13 123
30 United States Chuck Hulse 20 4 DNQ 120
31 Canada Billy Foster 16 7 21 120
32 United States Ralph Liguori DNQ 21 9 DNQ 9 DNQ 14 11 120
33 United States Bob Veith 19 DNQ 8 100
34 United States Art Malone 11 100
35 United States Chuck Stevenson DNQ 28 6 80
36 United States Eddie Sachs 6 DNQ 30 80
37 United States Mickey Rupp 9 21 80
38 United States Chuck Arnold DNQ DNQ DNQ 9 80
39 United States George Snider 9 80
40 United States Gordon Johncock DNQ 18 21 DNQ 14 DNQ DNQ 10 60
41 United States Dee Jones 15 DNQ DNQ 16 23 14 DNQ DNS DNQ 17 35
42 United States Bob Hurt DNQ 10 DNQ 15 DNQ DNQ 30
43 United States Chuck Rodee 10 DNQ 20 30
44 United States Buzz Gregory 12 DNQ 15
45 Canada Ed Kostenuk 19 12 DNQ DNQ 19 10
46 United States Chuck Booth 12 10
- United States Bruce Jacobi 14 14 13 DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Dempsey Wilson 13 DNQ 0
- United States Walt Hansgen 13 0
- United States Bill Cheesbourg 16 0
- United States Jack Conely 16 0
- United States Bill Horstmeyer 16 0
- United States Dan Gurney 17 0
- United States Curly Boyd 17 0
- United Kingdom Jim Clark 24 18 0
- United States Jerry Weld 18 0
- Australia Jack Brabham 20 0
- United States Al Unser 23 DNS 0
- United States Keith Rachwitz 24 0
- United States Eddie Johnson 26 0
- United States Dave MacDonald 29 0
- United States Frank Ballard DNQ DNS DNS 0
- United States Bob Christie DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Hal Rettberg DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Gig Stephens DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Herb Hill DNQ DNQ 0
- United States George Morris DNQ DNP 0
- United States Ed Hoyle DNQ 0
- United States Duane Carter DNQ 0
- United States Elmer George DNQ 0
- United States Jerry Grant DNQ 0
- United States Masten Gregory DNQ 0
- United States Cliff Griffith DNQ 0
- United States Don Horvath DNQ 0
- United States Bobby Johns DNQ 0
- United States Al Miller DNQ 0
- Mexico Pedro Rodríguez DNQ 0
- United States Paul Russo DNQ 0
- United States Steve Stapp DNQ 0
- United States Billy Cantrell DNQ 0
- United States Gil Michaels DNQ 0
- United States Bob Tattersall DNQ 0
Pos Driver PHX1
United States
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
PHX2
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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