1972 Can-Am season

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1972 Can-Am season
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The 1972 Canadian-American Challenge Cup was the seventh season of the Can-Am auto racing series. It consisted of FIA Group 7 racing cars running two-hour sprint events. It began June 11, 1972, and ended October 29, 1972, after nine rounds.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Labatt's Blue Trophy Mosport Park June 11
2 Road Atlanta Can-Am Road Atlanta July 9
3 Watkins Glen Can-Am Watkins Glen International July 23
4 Buckeye Can-Am Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course August 6
5 Road America Can-Am Road America August 27
6 Minneapolis Tribune Grand Prix Donnybrooke International Raceway September 17
7 Klondike 200 Edmonton Speedway Park October 1
8 Monterey Castrol GTX Grand Prix Laguna Seca Raceway October 15
9 Los Angeles Times Grand Prix Riverside International Raceway October 29

Season results[edit]

Rnd Circuit Winning Team Results
Winning Driver
1 Mosport United Kingdom #5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Results
New Zealand Denny Hulme
2 Road Atlanta United States #6 Penske Racing Results
United States George Follmer
3 Watkins Glen United Kingdom #5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Results
New Zealand Denny Hulme
4 Mid-Ohio United States #6 Penske Racing Results
United States George Follmer
5 Road America United States #6 Penske Racing Results
United States George Follmer
6 Donnybrooke United States #22 Young American Racing Results
France François Cevert
7 Edmonton United States #6 Penske Racing Results
United States Mark Donohue
8 Laguna Seca United States #7 Penske Racing Results
United States George Follmer
9 Riverside United States #7 Penske Racing Results
United States George Follmer

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.

Pos Driver Team Car Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1 United States George Follmer United States Penske Racing Porsche 917/10 Porsche 20 8 20 20 10 12 20 20 130
2 New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M20 Chevrolet 20 20 10 15 65
3 United States Milt Minter United States Vasek Polak Racing Team Porsche 917/10 Porsche 10 12 6 12 15 10 65
4 United States Mark Donohue United States Penske Racing Porsche 917/10 Porsche 15 20 15 12 62
5 France François Cevert United States Young American Racing Team McLaren M8F Chevrolet 12 15 20 12 59
6 United States Peter Revson United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M20 Chevrolet 12 15 6 15 48
7 United Kingdom David Hobbs United States Carl Haas Lola T310 Chevrolet 4 10 6 8 3 8 39
8 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver United States Advanced Vehicle Systems Shadow Mk.3 Chevrolet 15 12 10 37
9 United States Peter Gregg United States Peter Gregg Porsche 917/10 Porsche 8 8 12 6 34
10 United States Charlie Kemp United States Bobby Rinzler Lola T222 Chevrolet 2 10 8 1 6 27
11 United States Lothar Motschenbacher United States Motschenbacher Racing McLaren M8D Chevrolet 6 6 4 6 4 26
12 United States Gregg Young United States Young American Racing Team McLaren M8F Chevrolet 15 8 23
13 France Jean-Pierre Jarier United States North American Racing Team Ferrari 712M Ferrari 1 10 11
14 United States Bob Nagel United States Bob Nagel Lola T222 Chevrolet 1 3 1 3 3 11
15 Brazil José Carlos Pace United States Advanced Vehicle Systems Shadow Mk.3 Chevrolet 10 10
16 United States Gary Wilson United States Gary Wilson McLaren M8E Chevrolet 3 6 1 10
17= Canada John Cordts United States William Overhauser Racing Lola T163
McLaren M8D
Chevrolet  
8
8
17= United States Sam Posey United States Vasek Polak Racing Team Porsche 917PA Porsche 8 8
19 United States Scooter Patrick United States Otto Zipper Alfa Racing Alfa Romeo T33/4 Alfa Romeo 2 4 2 8
20 Canada Gordon Dewar Canada JNO Racing McLaren M8C Chevrolet 3 4 7
21 United States Tom Heyser United States Albert Heyser Lola T260 Chevrolet 1 2 2 5
22= United States Steve Durst United States Steve Durst McLaren M8E/D Chevrolet 4 4
22= United States Ed Felter United States Ed Felter McLaren M8E Chevrolet 4 4
22= United States Mike Hiss United States Mike Hiss McLaren M8F Chevrolet 4 4
25 United States Warren Agor United States Warren Agor McLaren M8B
McLaren M8F
Chevrolet 2
 
2
 
4
26= United States Chuck Parsons United States William Overhauser Racing
Canada Robert McCaig
Lola T163
McLaren M8FP
Chevrolet 3
 
3
26= Germany Hans Wiedmer Germany Wiedmer Racing Team McLaren M8F Chevrolet 3 3
26= Germany Willi Kauhsen Germany Willi Kauhsen Racing Team Porsche 917/10 Porsche 3 3
29= United Kingdom Tony Dean United Kingdom A.G. Dean Racing Porsche 908/02 Porsche 2 2
29= United States Pete Sherman United States Pete Sherman McLaren M12 Chevrolet 2 2
31 Canada Roger McCaig Canada Roger McCaig McLaren M8FP Chevrolet 1 1 2
32 United States Bob Peckham United States Peckham Racing McLaren M8C Chevrolet 1 1

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