1974 Can-Am season

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1974 Can-Am season
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The 1974 Canadian-American Challenge Cup was the ninth and final season of the original Can-Am auto racing series. It consisted of FIA Group 7 racing cars running half hour Sprint races followed by hour-long Cup races. It began June 16, 1974, and was cancelled after the fifth round on August 25, 1974.

Following the cancellation of the series, many teams turned to the new Camel GT Challenge, although the cars were not of the same type as had been used in Can-Am. The Can-Am name would return in 1977, although the formula used would vary greatly from the original series, concentrating instead on open-wheel-based chassis.

Schedule[edit]

All rounds had a Sprint qualifying heat first to determine the starting order for the Cup event. The results of the Sprint and Cup were not combined.

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Labatt's Blue Trophy Mosport Park June 16
2 WQXI Can-Am Road Atlanta July 7
3 Watkins Glen Can-Am Watkins Glen International July 14
4 Buckeye Cup Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course August 11
5 Road America Can-Am Road America August 25

Season results[edit]

Rnd Circuit Winning Team Results
Winning Driver
1 Mosport United States #101 Phoenix Racing Organizations Results
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver
2 Road Atlanta United States #101 Phoenix Racing Organizations Results
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver
3 Watkins Glen United States #101 Phoenix Racing Organisations Results
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver
4 Mid-Ohio United States #101 Phoenix Racing Organisations Results
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver
5 Road America United States #8 U.S. Racing Results
United States Scooter Patrick

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 Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Total
1 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver United States Phoenix Racing Organisations Shadow DN4 Chevrolet 8.1L V8 20 20 20 20 2 82
2 United States George Follmer United States Phoenix Racing Organisations Shadow DN4 Chevrolet 8.1L V8 15 15 15 45
3 United States Scooter Patrick United States U.S. Racing McLaren M20 Chevrolet 8.1L V8 12 12 20 44
4 United States Bob Nagel United States Nagel Racing Lola T260 Chevrolet 7.6L V8 10 10 10 10 40
5 United States John Gunn United States Racing Specialties Lola T260 Chevrolet 7.0L V8 8 2 1 12 23
6 United States Lothar Motschenbacher United States Motschenbacher Racing McLaren M8F Chevrolet 8.1L V8 8 12 1 21
7 United States Dick Durant United States Burmester Racing McLaren M8R Chevrolet 7.6L V8 4 6 8 18
8 United States Dennis Aase United States Dennis Aase Porsche 908/02 Porsche 3.0L Flat-8 4 6 4 3 17
9 Switzerland Herbert Müller Switzerland Herbert Müller Racing Ferrari 512M Ferrari 5.7L V12 10 6 16
10= United Kingdom Brian Redman United States North American Racing Team
United States Penske Racing
Ferrari 512M
Porsche 917/30
Ferrari5.7L V12
Porsche 5.4L Turbo Flat-12
 
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10= Canada John Cordts United States Performance Engineering McLaren M8F Chevrolet 8.1L V8 15 15
12 United States Hurley Haywood United States Brumos Racing Porsche 917/10 Porsche 5.4L Turbo Flat-12 12 12
13= United States Monte Shelton United States Monte Shelton McLaren M8F Chevrolet 7.6L V8 8 8
13= United States Gary Wilson United States Sting Racing Team Sting GW1 Chevrolet 7.0L V8 8 8
15 Canada David Saville-Peck Canada Ennerdale Racing Costello SP8 Oldsmobile V8 2 3 2 7
16= United States Gene Fisher United States Bailey Speed Shop Lola T222 Chevrolet 7.0L V8 6 6
16= United States Roy Woods United States William Overhauser Racing McLaren M8D Chevrolet 7.6L V8 6 6
18 United States Bill Cuddy United States Bill Cuddy McLaren M8F Chevrolet 7.6L V8 1 4 5
19 Canada Horst Petermann Canada Horst Petermann Porsche 908/02 Porsche 3.0L Flat-8 4 4
20= Canada Harry Bytzek Canada Rainer Brezinka Porsche 908/02 Porsche 3.0L Flat-8 3 3
20= Italy Arturo Merzario Italy Autodelta Alfa Romeo 33TT12 Alfa Romeo 4.0L V8 3 3
20= United States Bob Lazier United States Page Racing McLaren M8E Chevrolet 7.6L V8 3 3
23 United States Mike Brockman United States Jim Butcher Racing McLaren M8C Chevrolet 7.2L V8 2 2
24= United States Tom Butz United States Lodestar Enterprises McLaren M8FP Chevrolet 7.6L V8 1 1
24= United States William Morrow United States Bill Morrow Lola T163 Chevrolet V8 1 1

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