1971 Can-Am season

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1971 Can-Am season
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The 1971 Canadian-American Challenge Cup season was the sixth season of the Can-Am auto racing series. It consisted of FIA Group 7 racing cars running two-hour sprint events. It began June 13, 1971 and ended October 31, 1971 after ten rounds.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Labatt's 200 Mosport Park June 13
2 Mont-Tremblant 50 Circuit Mont-Tremblant June 27
3 Road Atlanta Can-Am Road Atlanta July 11
4 Watkins Glen Can-Am Watkins Glen International July 25
5 Valvoline Can-Am Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course August 22
6 Road America Can-Am Road America August 29
7 Minneapolis Tribune Grand Prix Donnybrooke International Raceway September 12
8 Molson Can-Am Edmonton Speedway Park September 26
9 Monterey Castrol Grand Prix Laguna Seca Raceway October 17
10 Los Angeles Times Grand Prix Riverside International Raceway October 31

Season results[edit]

Rnd Circuit Winning Team Results
Winning Driver
1 Mosport United Kingdom #5 McLaren Cars Results
New Zealand Denny Hulme
2 Mont-Tremblant United States #1 Carl Haas Racing Results
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
3 Road Atlanta United Kingdom #7 McLaren Cars Results
United States Peter Revson
4 Watkins Glen United Kingdom #7 McLaren Cars Results
United States Peter Revson
5 Mid-Ohio United States #1 Carl Haas Racing Results
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
6 Road America United Kingdom #7 McLaren Cars Results
United States Peter Revson
7 Donnybrooke United Kingdom #7 McLaren Cars Results
United States Peter Revson
8 Edmonton United Kingdom #5 McLaren Cars Results
New Zealand Denny Hulme
9 Laguna Seca United Kingdom #7 McLaren Cars Results
United States Peter Revson
10 Riverside United Kingdom #5 McLaren Cars Results
New Zealand Denny Hulme

Drivers Championship[edit]

Points are awarded to the top ten finishers in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1. Only the best eight finishes out of ten rounds counted towards the championship. Points earned but not counting towards the championship are marked by parenthesis. The fourth place finish overall of Jo Siffert was determined posthumously as Siffert died in October 1971 at a Formula One race at Brands Hatch.[1]

Pos Driver Team Car Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Total
1 United States Peter Revson United Kingdom McLaren Cars McLaren M8F Chevrolet 15 12 20 20 (4) 20 20 20 15 142
2 New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom McLaren Cars McLaren M8F Chevrolet 20 15 15 15 15 20 12 20 132
3 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United States Carl Haas Racing Lola T260 Chevrolet 20 20 6 15 15 76
4 Switzerland Jo Siffert United States STP-Jo Siffert Porsche 917/10 Porsche 12 15 15 8 10 8 68
5 United States Lothar Motschenbacher United States Motschenbacher Racing McLaren M8D Chevrolet 12 8 12 10 4 6 52
6 United States Milt Minter United States Vasek Polak Racing Porsche 917PA Porsche 3 8 6 4 8 2 6 37
7 United States Tony Adamowicz United States Auto World McLaren M8D Chevrolet 10 8 12 4 34
8 United States Chuck Parsons United Kingdom A.G. Dean
United States World Racing
United States Motschenbacher Racing
McLaren M8D
Lola T160/3
McLaren M8E/D
Chevrolet 10
 
 
 
8
 
 
 
3
 
 
1
 
 
8
30
9 United Kingdom Vic Elford United States American Racing Associates
United States Roy Woods Racing
McLaren M8E
McLaren M8D
Chevrolet 3
 
12
 
10
 
25
10 Japan Hiroshi Kazato United States Carl Haas Racing Lola T222 Chevrolet 2 6 1 8 2 19
11 United States Sam Posey United States North American Racing Team
United States Sam Woods Racing
Ferrari 512M
McLaren M8E
Ferrari
Chevrolet
6
 
 
10
16
12 Canada John Cordts Canada John Cordts
United States World Racing
McLaren M8C
Lola T160
Chevrolet 8
 
6
 
14
13 United States Dave Causey United States Dave Causey Lola T222 Chevrolet 4 4 6 14
14= United States Gregg Young United States Young American Racing Team
United States Motschenbacher Racing
Ferrari 512M
McLaren M8E/D
Ferrari
Chevrolet
 
12
12
14= United Kingdom Jackie Oliver United States Advanced Vehicle Systems Shadow Mk.2 Chevrolet 12 12
14= New Zealand Howden Ganley United Kingdom Sid Taylor Racing BRM P167 Chevrolet 12 12
17 United States Tom Dutton United States Barrett Racing McLaren M6B Chevrolet 2 3 3 4 12
18 Switzerland Herbert Müller Switzerland Müller Racing Ferrari 512M Ferrari 10 1 11
19= United States Bob Bondurant United States Motschenbacher Racing McLaren M8E/D Chevrolet 10 10
19= United States Mario Andretti Italy SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 712M Ferrari 10 10
19= United Kingdom Brian Redman United Kingdom Sid Taylor Racing BRM P167 Chevrolet 10 10
22 United States Bobby Brown United States Bob Brown Racing McLaren M6B
McLaren M8E
Chevrolet 6
 
 
3
9
23 Canada Roger McCaig Canada McCaig Racing McLaren M8E Chevrolet 1 4 4 9
24 United States Dick Durant United States Dick Durant Lola T163 Chevrolet 1 6 7
25 United States Jim Adams United States Earle-Cord Racing Ferrari 512P Ferrari 3 1 3 7
26 United Kingdom Steve Matchett United Kingdom A.G. Dean Porsche 908/02 Porsche 2 3 5
27 Italy Andrea de Adamich Italy Autodelta SpA Alfa Romeo T33/3 Alfa Romeo 4 4
28 United States Gary Wilson United States Great Western Champagne McLaren M12 Chevrolet 1 3 4
29 United States George Drolsom United States Warren Burmester McLaren M8C Chevrolet 2 2 4
30 United States Charlie Kemp United States Charlie Kemp McLaren M8C Chevrolet 2 1 3
31= Netherlands Gijs van Lennep United Kingdom J.W. Automotive Porsche 917K Porsche 2 2
31= United States George Follmer United States Roy Woods Racing McLaren M8D Chevrolet 2 2
33= United States Jim Butcher United States Jim Butcher Lola T163 Chevrolet 1 1
33= United States Bob Nagel United States Bob Nagel
United States Glen Racing Ltd.
United States Dave Causey
Lola T222
McLaren M12
Lola T222
Chevrolet  
 
1
1

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Jager, Dirk (September 3, 2012). "Jo Siffert's Final Can-Am Racer". Autoweek 62 (18): 29.