1966 Can-Am season

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1966 Can-Am season
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The 1966 Canadian-American Challenge Cup was the inaugural season of the Can-Am auto racing series. It was for FIA Group 7 racing cars running two-hour sprint events. It began September 11, 1966, and ended November 13, 1966, after six rounds.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Player's 200 Circuit Mont-Tremblant September 11
2 Bridgehampton Grand Prix Bridgehampton Race Circuit September 18
3 Canadian Grand Prix for the Pepsi-Cola Trophy Mosport Park September 24
4 Monterey Grand Prix Laguna Seca Raceway October 16
5 Los Angeles Times Grand Prix Riverside International Raceway October 30
6 Stardust Grand Prix Stardust Raceway November 13

Season results[edit]

Rnd Circuit Winning Team Results
Winning Driver
1 Mont-Tremblant United Kingdom #3 Team Surtees Results
United Kingdom John Surtees
2 Bridgehampton United States #30 All American Racers Results
United States Dan Gurney
3 Mosport United States #6 Roger Penske Racing Ent. Results
United States Mark Donohue
4 Laguna Seca United States #65 Chaparral Cars Results
United States Phil Hill
5 Riverside United Kingdom #7 Team Surtees Results
United Kingdom John Surtees
6 Stardust United Kingdom #7 Team Surtees Results
United Kingdom John Surtees

Drivers Championship[edit]

Points are awarded to the top six finishers in the order of 9-6-4-3-2-1.

Pos Driver Team Car Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total
1 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Team Surtees Lola T70 Mk.2 Chevrolet 9 9 9 27
2 United States Mark Donohue United States Roger Penske Racing Lola T70 Mk.2 Chevrolet 2 9 3 3 4 21
3 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M1B Chevrolet 6 4 4 6 20
4 United States Phil Hill United States Chaparral Cars Chaparral 2E Chevrolet 3 6 9 18
5 United States Jim Hall United States Chaparral Cars Chaparral 2E Chevrolet 6 6 12
6 New Zealand Chris Amon United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M1B Chevrolet 4 6 10
7 United States Dan Gurney United States All American Racers Lola T70 Mk.2 Ford 9 9
8 United States Chuck Parsons United States Hilton Racing Team McLaren M1B Chevrolet 1 1 4 6
9 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Team Surtees Lola T70 Mk.2 Chevrolet 4 4
10= United States Peter Revson United States Drummond Racing McLaren M1B Ford 1 3 4
10= Canada John Cannon Canada Ecurie Carabine McLaren M1B Chevrolet 3 1 4
12 United States George Follmer United States John Mecom Racing Lola T70 Mk.2 Ford
Chevrolet
2
 
 
2
4
13 United States Earl Jones United States Eve & Jones Racing McLaren Elva
McLaren M1B
Chevrolet  
3
3
14= Australia Paul Hawkins United States Jackie Epstein Lola T70 Mk.2 Chevrolet 2 2
14= United States Masten Gregory United States Pacesetter Racing McLaren M1B Chevrolet 2 2
14= United States Lothar Motschenbacher United States Dan Blocker/Nickey-Vinegaroon McLaren M1B Oldsmobile
Chevrolet
 
2
2
17= Canada Eppie Wietzes Canada Comstock Racing Team Ford GT40 Ford 1 1
17= United States Jerry Titus United States Webster Webster Special Oldsmobile 1 1

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