1970 Can-Am season
|1970 Can-Am season|
The 1970 Canadian-American Challenge Cup was the fifth season of the Can-Am auto racing series. It consisted of FIA Group 7 racing cars running two-hour sprint events. It began June 14, 1970, and ended November 1, 1970, after ten rounds.
The 1970 season began only a few days after the death of defending champion Bruce McLaren. McLaren had been testing the new M8D for his Can-Am team when he was killed. Denny Hulme was joined by friend Dan Gurney in the second McLaren, but he was replaced by Peter Gethin following sponsorship conflicts. The team overcame the loss of their leader to win nine of ten races during the 1970 season.
|1||Labatt's Blue Trophy||Mosport Park||June 14|
|2||Mont-Tremblant 50||Circuit Mont-Tremblant||June 28|
|3||Watkins Glen Can-Am||Watkins Glen International||July 12|
|4||Klondike Trail 200||Edmonton Speedway Park||July 26|
|5||Buckeye Can-Am||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||August 23|
|6||Road America Can-Am||Road America||August 30|
|7||Road Atlanta Can-Am||Road Atlanta||September 13|
|8||Minneapolis Tribune Grand Prix||Donnybrooke International Raceway||September 27|
|9||Monterey Castrol Grand Prix||Laguna Seca Raceway||October 18|
|10||Los Angeles Times Grand Prix||Riverside International Raceway||November 1|
|1||Mosport||#48 McLaren Cars||Results|
|2||Mont-Tremblant||#48 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing||Results|
|3||Watkins Glen||#5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing||Results|
|4||Edmonton||#5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing||Results|
|5||Mid-Ohio||#5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing||Results|
|6||Road America||#7 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing||Results|
|7||Road Atlanta||#8 A.G. Dean Ltd.||Results|
|8||Donnybrooke||#5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing||Results|
|9||Laguna Seca||#5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing||Results|
|10||Riverside||#5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing||Results|
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 seven finishes out of ten rounds counted towards the championship. Points earned but not counting towards the championship are marked by parenthesis.
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