1968 Can-Am season

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1968 Can-Am season
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The 1968 Canadian-American Challenge Cup was the third season of the Can-Am auto racing series. It consisted of FIA Group 7 racing cars running two-hour sprint events. It began September 1, 1968, and ended November 10, 1968, after six rounds.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Road America Can-Am Road America September 1
2 Bridgehampton Grand Prix Bridgehampton Race Circuit September 15
3 Klondike Trail 200 Edmonton Speedway Park September 29
4 Monterey Grand Prix Laguna Seca Raceway October 13
5 Los Angeles Times Grand Prix Riverside International Raceway October 27
6 Stardust Grand Prix Stardust International Raceway November 10

Season results[edit]

Rnd Circuit Winning Team Results
Winning Driver
1 Road America United Kingdom #5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Results
New Zealand Denny Hulme
2 Bridgehampton United States #6 Roger Penske Racing Results
United States Mark Donohue
3 Edmonton United Kingdom #5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Results
New Zealand Denny Hulme
4 Laguna Seca Canada #62 John Cannon Results
Canada John Cannon
5 Riverside United Kingdom #4 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Results
New Zealand Bruce McLaren
6 Stardust United Kingdom #5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Results
New Zealand Denny Hulme

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 New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M8A Chevrolet 9 9 6 2 9 35
2 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M8A Chevrolet 6 6 2 9 1 24
3 United States Mark Donohue United States Roger Penske Racing McLaren M6B Chevrolet 4 9 4 6 23
4 United States Jim Hall United States Chaparral Cars Inc. Chaparral 2G Chevrolet 2 6 4 12
5 United States Lothar Motschenbacher United States Dana Chevrolet Racing McLaren M6B Ford 1 4 3 3 11
6 Canada John Cannon Canada John Cannon McLaren M1B Chevrolet 9 1 10
7 United States George Follmer United States Agapiou Brothers Lola T70 Mk.3B Ford 6 6
8 United States Jerry Titus Canada Terry Godsall McLaren M6B Chevrolet 1 4 5
9= United States Sam Posey United States Caldwell Autodynamics Caldwell D7C
Lola T160
Chevrolet  
3
 
2
5
9= United States Chuck Parsons United States Carl A. Haas Racing Teams Lola T160 Chevrolet 2 3 5
11 Canada George Eaton Canada George Eaton Racing McLaren M1C Ford 4 4
12= United States Peter Revson United States Shelby American Racing McLaren M6B Ford 3 3
12= United States Swede Savage United States All American Racers Lola T160
McLaren M6B
Ford 3
 
3
14 United States Dick Brown United States Ecurie Green Inc. McLaren M6B Chevrolet 2 2
15= United States Dan Gurney United States All American Racers McLaren M6B
Lola T160
Ford 1 1
15= United States Charlie Hayes United States Salyer Racing McKee Mk.10 Oldsmobile 1 1

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