Mike Hiss

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Mike Hiss (born July 7, 1941) is an American former driver in the USAC Championship Car series. He raced in the 1972–1976 seasons, with 28 career starts, including the Indianapolis 500 in 1972–1975. He finished in the top ten 13 times, with his best finish in 2nd position in 1972 at Ontario. His 7th-place finish at Indy in 1972 earned him the title of Rookie of the Year.

Hiss was the centerfold of the first of preview issue of Playgirl published in January 1973. He was briefly married to Arlene Hiss, the first woman to start a USAC Champ Car event.[1]

Complete motorsports results[edit]

American Open-Wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest race lap)

SCCA National Championship Runoffs[edit]

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
1966 Riverside Triumph TR3 Triumph F Production 3 Running
1970 Road Atlanta Lola T200 Ford Formula Ford 5 8 Running

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1972 Eagle Offy 25th 7th
1973 Eagle Offy 26th 17th
1974 McLaren Offy 3rd 14th
1975 Finley Offy 31st 29th
1978 Penske Cosworth Qualified Car for Mario Andretti who was driving Formula 1


  1. ^ "Hiss challenges best of men". Fremont Argus. Fremont, CA. 12 March 1976. p. 20. Retrieved 2017-11-11. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Denny Zimmerman
Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the Year

Succeeded by
Graham McRae