1975 USAC Championship Car season

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1975 USAC Championship Car season
USAC National Championship Trail
Season
Races 13
Start date March 2
End date November 9
Awards
National champion United States A. J. Foyt
Indianapolis 500 winner United States Bobby Unser
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1974 1976

The 1975 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 13 races, beginning in Ontario, California on March 2 and concluding in Avondale, Arizona on November 9. The USAC National Champion was A. J. Foyt and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Bobby Unser.

Schedule and results[edit]

All races running on Oval/Speedway.

Rnd Date Race Name Length Track Location Pole Position Winning Driver
1 March 2 California 500 Qualification Heat 1 100 mi (160 km) Ontario Motor Speedway Ontario, California United States A. J. Foyt United States A. J. Foyt
2 California 500 Qualification Heat 2 100 mi (160 km) United States Bobby Unser United States Wally Dallenbach
3 March 9 California 500 500 mi (800 km) United States A. J. Foyt United States A. J. Foyt
4 March 16 Bricklin 150 150 mi (240 km) Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona United States Gordon Johncock United States Johnny Rutherford
5 April 6 Trenton 200 201 mi (323 km) Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey United States Tom Sneva United States A. J. Foyt
NC April 27 World Series of Auto Racing 150 mi (240 km) Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey United States A. J. Foyt United States Johnny Rutherford
6 May 25 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes 435 mi (700 km)A Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana United States A. J. Foyt United States Bobby Unser
7 June 8 Rex Mays Classic 150 mi (240 km) Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin United States A. J. Foyt United States A. J. Foyt
8 June 29 Schaefer 500 425 mi (684 km)B Pocono International Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania United States Gordon Johncock United States A. J. Foyt
9 July 20 Norton 200 200 mi (320 km) Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan United States A. J. Foyt United States A. J. Foyt
10 August 17 Tony Bettenhausen 200 200 mi (320 km) Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin United States Johnny Rutherford United States Mike Mosley
11 September 13 Michigan Grand Prix 150 mi (240 km) Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan United States A. J. Foyt United States Tom Sneva
12 September 21 Trenton 150 150 mi (240 km) Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey United States A. J. Foyt United States Gordon Johncock
13 November 9 Phoenix 150 150 mi (240 km) Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona United States Gordon Johncock United States A. J. Foyt
  Non-championship race
^A Scheduled for 500 miles, stopped early due to rain.
^B Scheduled for 500 miles, stopped early due to rain.

Final points standings[edit]

Pos Driver ONT

Q-H1
ONT

Q-H2
ONT

500
PHX1

150
TRE1

200
INDY

500
MIL1

150
POC

500
MIC1

200
MIL2

200
MIC2

150
TRE2

150
PHX2

150
Pts
1 United States A. J. Foyt 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 1 20 7 2 1 4920
2 United States Johnny Rutherford 2 17 1 2 2 3 6 6 13 2 3 11 2900
3 United States Bobby Unser 10 2 1 2 22 5 3 2489
4 United States Wally Dallenbach 1 10 6 5 9 4 2 19 4 16 5 12 2305
5 United States Bill Vukovich, Jr. 4 23 4 6 7 3 3 8 11 4 2080
6 United States Tom Sneva 9 6 7 6 22 29 2 3 1 13 2 1830
7 United States Roger McCluskey 8 13 DNQ 7 5 8 4 12 19 5 6 18 1675
8 United States Steve Krisiloff 3 3 5 4 11 17 28 8 5 DNQ 15 20 1630
9 United States Pancho Carter 2 19 8 4 6 24 4 14 8 DNQ 8 1345
10 United States Gordon Johncock 5 15 2 10 31 14 20 11 2 6 1 23 1280
11 United States John Martin 6 5 13 9 27 15 7 21 7 18 8 17 1180
12 United States Mike Mosley 10 11 9 3 26 5 31 13 1 1020
13 United States Jimmy Caruthers 5 21 DNQ 14 8 7 6 4 7 930
14 United States Gary Bettenhausen 11 14 10 15 9 5 DNS 6 745
15 United States Lee Kunzman 3 4 DNQ 17 740
16 United States Bill Puterbaugh 7 9 9 560
17 United States Al Unser 7 26 16 32 4 5 450
18 United States George Snider DNS 20 18 8 10 22 400
19 United States Al Loquasto 15 7 11 DNQ DNQ 12 14 17 14 16 380
20 Canada Eldon Rasmussen 7 9 24 19 16 12 21 275
21 United States Salt Walther 12 8 17 13 33 DNP 33 DNQ 22 18 260
22 United States Dick Simon 13 24 14 8 21 13 23 9 17 15 11 13 220
23 United States Mario Andretti 28 28 25 3 210
24 United States Spike Gehlhausen 10 10 15 19 10 14 165
25 United States Billy Scott 4 29 DNQ 120
26 United States Tom Bigelow 11 16 18 12 21 16 9 19 115
27 United States Johnny Parsons, Jr. DNS 25 12 12 19 20 26 15 21 13 9 115
28 United States John Hubbard 14 DNQ 21 10 10 16 DNQ 105
29 United States Larry Cannon DNQ 12 9 12 100
30 United States Jim McElreath 18 DNS 7 90
31 United States Tom Frantz 19 11 11 14 17 24 70
32 United States Sheldon Kinser 12 15 50
33 United States Lloyd Ruby 32 10 45
34 United States Jerry Karl 9 33 13 16 40
35 United States Billy Cassella 11 40
36 United States Bob Harkey DNS 30 16 10 30 21 15 14
- United States Bobby Allison 6 32 25 27 17 0
- United States George Follmer 8 DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Bentley Warren 23 11 0
- United States Jerry Grant 16 12 20 14 18 DNS 0
- United States Rick Muther 27 DNQ 13 0
- United States Lee Brayton 14 22 0
- United States Chuck Gurney 15 15 DNQ 18 0
- United States Mel Cornett 16 0
- United States Sam Sessions 17 0
- United States Larry McCoy 31 30 18 20 20 DNP 0
- United States Ed Finley 18 0
- United States Benny Rapp 19 0
- Canada Frank Weiss 22 0
- United States Larry Dickson 22 0
- United States Mike Hiss 29 0
- United States Bill Simpson DNS DNQ 0
- United States Dan Murphy DNP DNQ 0
- United States Jim Hurtubise DNQ 0
- New Zealand Graham McRae DNQ 0
- United States Bob Nagel DNQ 0
- United States Jan Opperman DNQ 0
- United States Jigger Sirois DNQ 0
- United States Jerry Sneva DNQ 0
- United States Ken Nichols DNQ 0
- United States Jack Owens DNQ 0
- Canada John Cannon DNP 0
- Mexico Michel Jourdain DNP 0
- United States Joe Leonard DNP 0
- United States Steve Chassey DNP 0
Pos Driver ONT

Q-H1
ONT

Q-H2
ONT

500
PHX1

150
TRE1

200
INDY

500
MIL1

150
POC

500
MIC1

200
MIL2

200
MIC2

150
TRE2

150
PHX2

150
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

Note1: Bobby Allison and George Follmer not eligible for points.
Note2: Jerry Grant scored points at Ontario but competed with an FIA License
Note3: Bentley Warren scored 100 points at Pocono, but forfeited those points due to a rule violation

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