1983–84 USAC Championship Car season

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1983-84 USAC Championship Car season
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USAC Gold Crown Championship
Season
Races 2
Start date September 5, 1983
End date May 27, 1984
Awards
National champion United States Rick Mears
Indianapolis 500 winner United States Rick Mears
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1982-83 1984-85

The 1983–84 USAC Championship Car season consisted of two races, beginning in Du Quoin, Illinois on September 5, 1983 and concluding in Speedway, Indiana on May 27, 1984. The USAC National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was Rick Mears. This was the last year that the Championship comprised more than one race.

Schedule and results[edit]

All races running on Oval/Speedway.

Rnd Date Race Name Length Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 September 5, 1983 United States Ted Horn Memorial 100 mi (160 km) DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt United States Gary Bettenhausen United States Gary Bettenhausen
2 May 27, 1984 United States Indianapolis 500-Mile Race 500 mi (800 km) Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved United States Tom Sneva United States Rick Mears

Final points standings[edit]

Note: Drivers not entered for the Indianapolis 500 were not eligible for points.

Pos Driver DQSF
United States
INDY
United States
Pts
1 United States Rick Mears 1* 1000
2 Colombia Roberto Guerrero 2 800
3 United States Al Unser 3 700
4 United States Al Holbert 4 600
5 United States Michael Andretti 5 500
6 United States Gary Bettenhausen 1* DNQ 400
7 United States A. J. Foyt 6 400
8 United States George Snider 4 11 340
9 United States Bobby Rahal 7 300
10 United States Ken Schrader 3 DNP 280
11 United States Herm Johnson 8 250
12 United States Danny Ongais 9 200
13 Mexico Josele Garza 10 150
14 United States Larry Rice 8 100
15 Australia Dennis Firestone 12 50
16 United States Rich Vogler 11 DNP 40
17 United States Chris Kneifel 15 25
18 United States Tom Sneva 16 25
19 United States Bill Vukovich, Jr. 12 DNP 20
20 United States Mario Andretti 17 20
21 United States Scott Brayton 18 20
22 United States Pancho Carter 19 20
23 United States Kevin Cogan 20 20
24 United States Al Unser, Jr. 21 15
25 United States Johnny Rutherford 22 15
26 United States Dick Simon 23 15
27 Italy Teo Fabi 24 15
28 United States Sheldon Kinser 6 10
29 United States Gordon Johncock 25 10
30 United States Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. 26 10
31 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly 27 10
32 United States Chip Ganassi 28 10
33 United States Tom Bigelow 17 DNQ 8
34 United States Steve Chassey 23 DNQ 6
35 United States Danny Sullivan 29 5
36 United States Spike Gehlhausen 31 5
37 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 32 5
38 Australia Geoff Brabham 33 5
39 United States Mark Alderson 26 DNP 4
- United States Howdy Holmes 13 0
- United States Tom Gloy 14 0
- United States Patrick Bedard 30 0
- United States Chuck Gurney 2 0
- United States Bill Engelhart 5 0
- United States Steve Kinser 16 0
- United States Ron Shuman 7 0
- United States Ron Burke 9 0
- United States Gary Hieber 10 0
- United States Jerry Nemire 13 0
- United States Bud Wilmot 14 0
- United States Steve Siegel 15 0
- United States Mike Winblad 18 0
- United States Jack Hewitt 19 0
- United States Mike Johnson 20 0
- United States Larry Dickson 21 0
- United States Larry Martin 22 0
- United States Bobby Olivero 24 0
- United States Randy Bateman 25 0
- United States Joe Saldana 27 0
- United States Bob Cicconi 28 0
- United States Jim McElreath 29 0
- United States Rick Hood 30 0
- United States Bill Alsup DNQ 0
- United States Chuck Ciprich DNQ 0
- United Kingdom Jim Crawford DNQ 0
- United States Larry Cannon DNQ 0
- United States Mike Chandler DNQ 0
- United States Phil Caliva DNQ 0
- United States Chet Fillip DNQ 0
- United States Dick Ferguson DNQ 0
- United States Stan Fox DNQ 0
- Italy Bruno Giacomelli DNQ 0
- United States Pete Halsmer DNQ 0
- United States Jerry Karl DNQ 0
- United States Phil Krueger DNQ 0
- United States Steve Krisiloff DNQ 0
- United States Al Loquasto DNQ 0
- United States Roger Mears DNQ 0
- Canada Jacques Villeneuve DNQ 0
- United States Ed Primm DNQ 0
- United States John Paul, Jr. DNQ 0
- United States Johnny Parsons, Jr. DNQ 0
- South Africa Desiré Wilson DNQ 0
- United States Jerry Sneva DNQ 0
- United Kingdom Ken Acheson DNP 0
- United States Price Cobb DNP 0
- United States John Morton DNP 0
- United States Jim Hillyer DNP 0
- United States Steve Hostetler DNP 0
- United States Bill Puterbaugh DNP 0
- Peru Jorge Koechlin DNP 0
- Netherlands Arie Luyendyk DNP 0
- United States Willy T. Ribbs DNP 0
- United States Randy Lewis DNP 0
- United States Paul Rochelle DNP 0
Pos Driver DQSF
United States
INDY
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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