1971 Can-Am season

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1971 Can-Am season
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The 1971 Canadian-American Challenge Cup was the sixth season of the Can-Am auto racing series. It consisted of FIA Group 7 racing cars running two-hour sprint events. It began June 13, 1971, and ended October 31, 1971, after ten rounds.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Labatt's 200 Mosport Park June 13
2 Mont-Tremblant 50 Circuit Mont-Tremblant June 27
3 Road Atlanta Can-Am Road Atlanta July 11
4 Watkins Glen Can-Am Watkins Glen International July 25
5 Valvoline Can-Am Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course August 22
6 Road America Can-Am Road America August 29
7 Minneapolis Tribune Grand Prix Donnybrooke International Raceway September 12
8 Molson Can-Am Edmonton Speedway Park September 26
9 Monterey Castrol Grand Prix Laguna Seca Raceway October 17
10 Los Angeles Times Grand Prix Riverside International Raceway October 31

Season results[edit]

Rnd Circuit Winning Team Results
Winning Driver
1 Mosport United Kingdom #5 McLaren Cars Results
New Zealand Denny Hulme
2 Mont-Tremblant United States #1 Carl Haas Racing Results
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
3 Road Atlanta United Kingdom #7 McLaren Cars Results
United States Peter Revson
4 Watkins Glen United Kingdom #7 McLaren Cars Results
United States Peter Revson
5 Mid-Ohio United States #1 Carl Haas Racing Results
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
6 Road America United Kingdom #7 McLaren Cars Results
United States Peter Revson
7 Donnybrooke United Kingdom #7 McLaren Cars Results
United States Peter Revson
8 Edmonton United Kingdom #5 McLaren Cars Results
New Zealand Denny Hulme
9 Laguna Seca United Kingdom #7 McLaren Cars Results
United States Peter Revson
10 Riverside United Kingdom #5 McLaren Cars Results
New Zealand Denny Hulme

Drivers Championship[edit]

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 eight finishes out of ten rounds counted towards the championship. Points earned but not counting towards the championship are marked by parenthesis. The fourth-place finish overall of Jo Siffert was determined posthumously as Siffert died in October 1971 at a Formula One race at Brands Hatch.[1]

Pos Driver Team Car Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Total
1 United States Peter Revson United Kingdom McLaren Cars McLaren M8F Chevrolet 15 12 20 20 (4) 20 20 20 15 142
2 New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom McLaren Cars McLaren M8F Chevrolet 20 15 15 15 15 20 12 20 132
3 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United States Carl Haas Racing Lola T260 Chevrolet 20 20 6 15 15 76
4 Switzerland Jo Siffert United States STP-Jo Siffert Porsche 917/10 Porsche 12 15 15 8 10 8 68
5 United States Lothar Motschenbacher United States Motschenbacher Racing McLaren M8D Chevrolet 12 8 12 10 4 6 52
6 United States Milt Minter United States Vasek Polak Racing Porsche 917PA Porsche 3 8 6 4 8 2 6 37
7 United States Tony Adamowicz United States Auto World McLaren M8D Chevrolet 10 8 12 4 34
8 United States Chuck Parsons United Kingdom A.G. Dean
United States World Racing
United States Motschenbacher Racing
McLaren M8D
Lola T160/3
McLaren M8E/D
Chevrolet 10
 
 
 
8
 
 
 
3
 
 
1
 
 
8
30
9 United Kingdom Vic Elford United States American Racing Associates
United States Roy Woods Racing
McLaren M8E
McLaren M8D
Chevrolet 3
 
12
 
10
 
25
10 Japan Hiroshi Kazato United States Carl Haas Racing Lola T222 Chevrolet 2 6 1 8 2 19
11 United States Sam Posey United States North American Racing Team
United States Sam Woods Racing
Ferrari 512M
McLaren M8E
Ferrari
Chevrolet
6
 
 
10
16
12 Canada John Cordts Canada John Cordts
United States World Racing
McLaren M8C
Lola T160
Chevrolet 8
 
6
 
14
13 United States Dave Causey United States Dave Causey Lola T222 Chevrolet 4 4 6 14
14= United States Gregg Young United States Young American Racing Team
United States Motschenbacher Racing
Ferrari 512M
McLaren M8E/D
Ferrari
Chevrolet
 
12
12
14= United Kingdom Jackie Oliver United States Advanced Vehicle Systems Shadow Mk.2 Chevrolet 12 12
14= New Zealand Howden Ganley United Kingdom Sid Taylor Racing BRM P167 Chevrolet 12 12
17 United States Tom Dutton United States Barrett Racing McLaren M6B Chevrolet 2 3 3 4 12
18 Switzerland Herbert Müller Switzerland Müller Racing Ferrari 512M Ferrari 10 1 11
19= United States Bob Bondurant United States Motschenbacher Racing McLaren M8E/D Chevrolet 10 10
19= United States Mario Andretti Italy SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 712M Ferrari 10 10
19= United Kingdom Brian Redman United Kingdom Sid Taylor Racing BRM P167 Chevrolet 10 10
22 United States Bobby Brown United States Bob Brown Racing McLaren M6B
McLaren M8E
Chevrolet 6
 
 
3
9
23 Canada Roger McCaig Canada McCaig Racing McLaren M8E Chevrolet 1 4 4 9
24 United States Dick Durant United States Dick Durant Lola T163 Chevrolet 1 6 7
25 United States Jim Adams United States Earle-Cord Racing Ferrari 512P Ferrari 3 1 3 7
26 United Kingdom Steve Matchett United Kingdom A.G. Dean Porsche 908/02 Porsche 2 3 5
27 Italy Andrea de Adamich Italy Autodelta SpA Alfa Romeo T33/3 Alfa Romeo 4 4
28 United States Gary Wilson United States Great Western Champagne McLaren M12 Chevrolet 1 3 4
29 United States George Drolsom United States Warren Burmester McLaren M8C Chevrolet 2 2 4
30 United States Charlie Kemp United States Charlie Kemp McLaren M8C Chevrolet 2 1 3
31= Netherlands Gijs van Lennep United Kingdom J.W. Automotive Porsche 917K Porsche 2 2
31= United States George Follmer United States Roy Woods Racing McLaren M8D Chevrolet 2 2
33= United States Jim Butcher United States Jim Butcher Lola T163 Chevrolet 1 1
33= United States Bob Nagel United States Bob Nagel
United States Glen Racing Ltd.
United States Dave Causey
Lola T222
McLaren M12
Lola T222
Chevrolet  
 
1
1

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Jager, Dirk (September 3, 2012). "Jo Siffert's Final Can-Am Racer". Autoweek. 62 (18): 29.