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1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 Drivers USAC Road Racing Championship (info)

USAC Road Racing Championship 1962


Round Date Race State Practiced Started Classified
1 1.4.1962 USAC Hilltop USA      
2 29.7.1962 USAC Indianapolis USA   27  
3 30.9.1962 USAC Kent USA      
4 14.10.1962 USAC Riverside USA      
5 21.10.1962 USAC Laguna Seca USA   28  

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USAC Road Racing Championship Round: 1

USAC Hilltop

Pipeline 200, Formula Libre, Hilltop Raceway, Bossier City Date: 1.4.1962


Circuit lenght: 3,219 km Race distance: 321,869 km Winner's average speed:

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 96 Dan Gurney (USA) Lotus 18 Climax 903 Frank Arciero 100 ICF
2. 6 Roger Penske (USA) Cooper T53 Climax Roger Penske ICF
3. - Bob Donner (USA) Porsche 718 RS61 Bob Donner
4. - Charles Barns (USA) Cooper T56 Ford FJ/1/61 ICF
5. - Chuck Cassel (USA) Porsche 718 RS60
Other starters:
- Alan Connell (USA) Cooper T53 Climax 30 ICF
- Jim Hall (USA) Lotus 18 Climax 907 or 371 1 ICF
- Harry Washburn (USA) Porsche RS Spyder
- Bob Schroeder (USA) De Tomaso - Alfa Romeo FJr.
- Howard Cole (USA) Lotus 18 FJ Climax ICF
- Bob Hurt (USA) Ferrari 250 TR
- Louie Husson (USA) Alfa Romeo
- Bob Hall (USA) Lotus Eleven Climax
- Ed Lamb (USA) Lotus Eleven Climax
- Lloyd Ruby (USA) Lotus 18 Climax ICF 1.
Did not start:
- xxx Ol'Yaller
- Delmo Johnson (USA) Jaguar XKSS Chevrolet?
- xxx Kurtis

Heat 1

Circuit lenght: 3,219 km Race distance: 160,934 km Winner's average speed: 112,672 km/h

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 96 Dan Gurney (USA) Lotus 18 Climax 903 Frank Arciero 50 ICF
2. 6 Roger Penske (USA) Cooper T53 Climax Roger Penske 50 ICF
3. - Bob Schroeder (USA) De Tomaso - Alfa Romeo FJr.
4. - Bob Donner (USA) Porsche 718 RS61 Bob Donner
5. - Chuck Cassel (USA) Porsche 718 RS60
6. - Harry Washburn (USA) Porsche RS Spyder
9. - Charles Barns (USA) Cooper T56 Ford FJ/1/61 ICF

Heat 2

Circuit lenght: 3,219 km Race distance: 160,934 km Winner's average speed: 107,775 km/h

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 96 Dan Gurney (USA) Lotus 18 Climax 903 Frank Arciero 50 ICF
2. - Bob Donner (USA) Porsche 718 RS61 Bob Donner
3. 6 Roger Penske (USA) Cooper T53 Climax Roger Penske ICF
4. - Charles Barns (USA) Cooper T56 Ford FJ/1/61 ICF
5. - Howard Cole (USA) Lotus 18 FJ Climax ICF
6. - Chuck Cassel (USA) Porsche 718 RS60
12. - Bob Schroeder (USA) De Tomaso - Alfa Romeo FJr.

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USAC Road Racing Championship Round: 2

USAC Indianapolis

Hoosier Grand Prix, Formula Libre, Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont Date: 29.7.1962

Started:27(R - 8, S - 19)

Circuit lenght: 4,023 km Race distance: Winner's average speed: Attendance: 10000

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 66 Jim Hall (USA) Lotus 21 Climax 371 Chaparral Cars 80 2:25:09,000 ICF
2. 4 Rodger Ward (USA) Kurtis-Kraft Midget Offenhauser 010 Leader Cards
3. - Bob Swan Porsche 718 RS60 S
4. 95 Hap Sharp (USA) Cooper T53 Climax F1/15/61? Chaparral Cars ICF 1.
5. - Don Hulette (USA) Maserati 250F 2533
6. - Harry Washburn (USA) Porsche 718 RS60 S
7. - Dean Causey (USA)
Dave Causey (USA)
Elva Mk.VI
8. - Lloyd Barton (USA) Jaguar XK-SS
Other starters:
- Bob Holbert (USA) Porsche 718 RS60 S
- Bob Schroeder (USA) Lotus - Climax
- Alan Connell (USA) Cooper T53 Climax ICF
- Tim Mayer (USA) Cooper
- Bud Gates (USA) Chevrolet Corvette Special
- Bill Kirtley (USA) BMC FJr.
- Chuck Rodee Offy Midget
- Bob Johnson (USA) Gemini FJr.
- Delmo Johnson (USA) De Tomaso - Alfa Romeo
6 Roger Penske (USA) Cooper T53 Climax F1/14/61? ICF
11 Innes Ireland (GB) Lotus 21 Climax 936?
96 Dan Gurney (USA) Lotus 18 Climax ICF

Heat 1

Circuit lenght: 4,023 km Race distance: 160,934 km Winner's average speed: 136,070 km/h Attendance: 10000

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 6 Roger Penske (USA) Cooper T53 Climax F1/14/61? 40 ICF
2. 96 Dan Gurney (USA) Lotus 18 Climax 40 ICF
3. 66 Jim Hall (USA) Lotus 21 Climax 371 Chaparral Cars 40 ICF
4. - Bob Holbert (USA) Porsche 718 RS60 S
5. 4 Rodger Ward (USA) Kurtis-Kraft Midget Offenhauser 010 Leader Cards
6. - Bob Swan Porsche 718 RS60 S
7. - Don Hulette (USA) Maserati 250F 2533
12. 95 Hap Sharp (USA) Cooper T53 Climax F1/15/61? Chaparral Cars ICF

Heat 2

Circuit lenght: 4,023 km Race distance: 160,934 km Winner's average speed: 132,401 km/h Attendance: 10000

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 95 Hap Sharp (USA) Cooper T53 Climax F1/15/61? Chaparral Cars 40 ICF
2. 66 Jim Hall (USA) Lotus 21 Climax 371 Chaparral Cars 40 ICF
3. 4 Rodger Ward (USA) Kurtis-Kraft Midget Offenhauser 010 Leader Cards
4. - Bob Swan Porsche 718 RS60 S
5. - Harry Washburn (USA) Porsche 718 RS60 S
6. - Don Hulette (USA) Maserati 250F 2533

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USAC Road Racing Championship Round: 3

USAC Kent

Pacific North West Grand Prix 200, Kent, Pacific Raceways Date: 30.9.1962


Circuit lenght: 3,621 km Race distance: 321,868 km Winner's average speed: 143,473 km/h

Fastest lap:Dan GurneyNo. Lotus 19 Climax?146,450 km/h

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. - Dan Gurney (USA) Lotus 19 Climax Arciero 90
2. - Masten Gregory (USA) Lotus 19 Climax UDT-Laystall 90 1.
3. - Lew Florence (USA) Lister - Chevrolet
4. - Jo Bonnier (S) Porsche 718 W-RS Porsche AG
5. - Bill Krause (USA) Maserati Tipo 61 2452 Harry Finer
Other starters:
- Pat Pigott (USA) Lotus 23 Climax
- Pete Lovely (USA)
Sabin
Lotus 23 Climax
- Innes Ireland (GB) Lotus 19 Climax UDT-Laystall/Rosebud

Heat 1

Circuit lenght: 3,621 km Race distance: 160,934 km Winner's average speed: 143,232 km/h

Fastest lap:Dan GurneyNo. Lotus 19 Climax1:28,6 

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. - Dan Gurney (USA) Lotus 19 Climax Arciero 45
2. - Masten Gregory (USA) Lotus 19 Climax UDT-Laystall 45
3. - Lew Florence (USA) Lister - Chevrolet
4. - Jo Bonnier (S) Porsche 718 W-RS Porsche AG
5. - Pete Lovely (USA)
Sabin
Lotus 23 Climax
6. - Pat Pigott (USA) Lotus 23 Climax
7. - Bill Krause (USA) Maserati Tipo 61 2452 Harry Finer
- Innes Ireland (GB) Lotus 19 Climax UDT-Laystall/Rosebud

Heat 2

Circuit lenght: 3,621 km Race distance: 160,934 km Winner's average speed: 143,714 km/h

Fastest lap:Dan GurneyNo. Lotus 19 Climax?146,450 km/h

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. - Dan Gurney (USA) Lotus 19 Climax Arciero 45
2. - Masten Gregory (USA) Lotus 19 Climax UDT-Laystall 45
3. - Innes Ireland (GB) Lotus 19 Climax UDT-Laystall/Rosebud
4. - Lew Florence (USA) Lister - Chevrolet
5. - Jo Bonnier (S) Porsche 718 W-RS Porsche AG
6. - Bill Krause (USA) Maserati Tipo 61 2452 Harry Finer

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USAC Road Racing Championship Round: 4

USAC Riverside

The Los Angeles Times presents the 5th annual Grand Prix For Sports Cars, Riverside International Raceway Date: 14.10.1962


Circuit lenght: 4,184 km Race distance: 322,191 km Winner's average speed: 247,603 km/h

Fastest lap:Jim HallNo. 66Chaparral 1 Chevrolet1:30,5160,452 km/h

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 6 Roger Penske (USA) Zerex Special Climax F1/16/61 Updraught Enterprises, Inc. 77 2:05:40,500 1. 1:35,000
2. 66 Jim Hall (USA) Chaparral 1 Chevrolet Chaparral Cars 77 2:05:54,500
3. 3 Masten Gregory (USA) Lotus 19 Climax U-T-D Laystall & Rosebud Racing Teams 77 2:05:58,500
4. 5 Bruce McLaren (NZ) Cooper Monaco T61 Climax The Cooper Car Company, Ltd. 76 2:07:13,000
5. 15 Innes Ireland (GB) Lotus 19 Climax U-T-D Laystall & Rosebud Racing Teams 75 1. 2.5
6. 153 Ken Miles (USA) Maserati Tipo 61 2452 Harry Finer of Maserati 74
7. 60 Augie Pabst (USA) Maserati Tipo 151 006 Alfred Momo/Briggs S. Cunningham 74
8. 12 Bill Wuesthoff (USA) Scarab Mk.II Chevrolet 002 Peter Hand Brewery Co. 74
9. - Don Wester (USA) Porsche 718 RSK Wester Motors, Inc. 73
10. 7 Bob Donner (USA) Porsche 718 RS61 Bob Donner 73
11. - Chuck Daigh (USA) Maserati Tipo 151 004 Alfred Momo/Briggs S. Cunningham 72
12. 188 Don Hulette (USA) Porsche 718 RS61 Vasek Polak Porsche 72
13. 22 Harry Heuer (USA) Chaparral 1 Chevrolet Peter Hand Brewery Co. 71
14. 18 Ron Dykes (USA) Maserati Tipo 60 2462 Ron Dykes 70
15. - Pete Lovely (USA) Lotus 23 Ford 66
16. 4 Jack Brabham (AUS) Lotus 23 Brabham Racing Organisation, Ltd. 57
17. 55 Alan Connell (USA) Cooper Monaco T57 Climax Alan Connell 53
18. 180 George Grinzewitsch (USA) Cooper Monaco T49 Climax Von Housens Motors 49
Did not finish:
11 Jo Bonnier (S) Porsche Porsche Accident
34 Pat Pigott (USA) Lotus 23 Ford Evergreen Motor Co. Fatal accident
57 Graham Hill (GB) Cooper Monaco - Climax Bill Sturges Accident
96 Dan Gurney (USA) Lotus 19 Climax Arciero Bros. DNF
Other starters:
26 Lloyd Ruby (USA) Lotus 19 Climax J. Frank Harrison
63 Walt Hansgen (USA) Cooper Monaco Buick Alfred Momo/Briggs S. Cunningham
Did not start:
1 Rodger Ward (USA) Chaparral 1 Chevrolet 004 Troutman-Barnes/Traco Engineering Accident in practice
16 Lance Reventlow (USA) Scarab Mk.IV Buick Mk.IV Lance H. Reventlow Accident in practice
Did not qualify:
36 Bob Hurt (USA) Ferrari 250 TR 0766TR Bob Hurt
117 Bob Harris (USA) Maserati Tipo 63 63002 LWB Harry Finer of Maserati
In entry list:
2 Bob Challman (USA) Lotus 15 Climax Ecurie Schirlee Corp. Not known if ran
8 Jerry Grant (USA) Lotus 19 Buick Pacific Raceways Not known if ran
9 John Max Wolf (USA) Elva Mk.VI Miller-Wolf Racing Partnership Not known if ran
10 Dick Richards (USA) Cooper - Climax Al's Flying "A" Service Not known if ran
14 Bob Holbert (USA) Porsche 718 RS61 048? Bob Holbert Not known if ran
17 Tim Mayer (USA) Cooper Monaco - Climax Edward E. Mayer Not known if ran
30 Paul O'Shea (USA) Corvair Challenger Empi-Friendly Chevrolet Not known if ran
32 Elgin J. Travis (USA) Porsche RS E. J. Travis Not known if ran
33 xxx Maserati 450S Rey Martinez, M.D. Not known if ran
37 Paul Cunningham (USA) Pontiac Tempest Chieftian Pontiac Not known if ran
38 Andre Gessner (USA) Twareg Chrysler Cal Marulies Andre Gessner Not known if ran
41 Dave Causey (USA)
Dean Causey (USA)
Lotus 19 Climax Dean Causey Not known if ran
44 Bill Krause (USA) Lotus 23 Bill Krause Not known if ran
53 Frank Monise (USA) Maserati America Harry Finer of Maserati Not known if ran
54 Rod Carveth (USA) Lotus 19 Buick Carveth Enterrises Not known if ran
62 Briggs Cunningham (USA) Maserati Tipo 64 64002 Alfred Momo/Briggs S. Cunningham Not known if ran
73 Pete Brock (USA) Jaguar - Chevrolet Dulien Aluminium Co. of America Not known if ran
77 Bob Schroeder (USA) De Tomaso - Osca John Mecom, Jr. Not known if ran
78 Lew Florence (USA) Lister - Corvette Lew Florence Not known if ran
80 Herbert Cadenhead (USA) Devin - Triumph H. G. Cadenhead Not known if ran
89 Ray Pickering (USA) Mamba Mk.I Buick Harbor Motors Not known if ran
94 George E. Sabin (USA) Lotus 23 Autosports Northwest Co. Not known if ran
95 Skip Hudson (USA) Lotus 23 Climax Arciero Brothers Not known if ran
97 Rick Lewis (USA) L & S Special Corvette Jess Tidwell Not known if ran
102 Jack Nethercutt (USA) Lotus 19 Climax Jack Nethercutt Not known if ran
127 Leon Robertson (USA) Cooper - Ferrari Leon Robertson Not known if ran
144 Bill Boldt (USA) Kurtis - Pontiac Southern California Plating Not known if ran
161 Dan Prades (USA) Maserati Tipo 61 - Not known if ran
192 Ted Petersen (USA) Lister Costin Jaguar Ted Petersen Not known if ran
212 Ed Mackay (USA) Lotus Eleven Alfa Romeo Edward F. Mackey Not known if ran
222 Watt Wyrenbeck (USA) Porsche 718 RS60 Masterson Racing Enterprises Not known if ran
333 Dave Kyte (USA) Genie Mk IV BMC David B. Kyte Not known if ran
411 John Cannon (CDN) Dailu Mk.I Chevrolet - Not known if ran

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USAC Road Racing Championship Round: 5

USAC Laguna Seca

Pacific Grand Prix 200, Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey Date: 21.10.1962

Started:28

Circuit lenght: 3,090 km Race distance: 321,868 km Winner's average speed: 144,841 km/h

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 6 Roger Penske (USA) Zerex Special Climax F1/16/61 104 1. 1:13,000
2. 26 Lloyd Ruby (USA) Lotus 19 Climax J. Frank Harrison 104 2.
3. 5 Bruce McLaren (NZ) Cooper Monaco T61 Climax Cooper Cars 104 3.
4. - Bob Holbert (USA) Porsche 718 RS61 048? 103
5. 3 Masten Gregory (USA) Lotus 19 Climax UDT-Laystall 102
6. 22 Harry Heuer (USA) Chaparral 1 Chevrolet 002 Meister Brauser 100
7. - Don Wester (USA) Porsche 718 RSK 100
8. - Skip Hudson (USA) Lotus 23 Ford 100
9. 4 Jack Brabham (AUS) Lotus 23 Ford MRD 99
10. 63 Walt Hansgen (USA) Cooper Monaco T57 Buick B. S. Cunningham 95 4.
15. - Bob Hurt (USA) Ferrari 250 TR 59 0766TR Bob Hurt
Did not finish:
66 Jim Hall (USA) Chaparral 1 Chevrolet Chaparral Cars 76 DNF 5.
- Ken Miles (USA) Maserati Tipo 61 2452 DNF
11 Jo Bonnier (S) Porsche Spyder DNF
15 Innes Ireland (GB) Lotus 19 Climax UDT/Laystall DNF
17 Tim Mayer (USA) Cooper Monaco DNF
96 Dan Gurney (USA) Lotus 19 Climax Arciero Bros. DNF
Other starters:
- Don Hulette (USA) Porsche 718 RS61 85
- Jerry Grant (USA) Lotus 19 Buick Carstens
- Stan Burnett (USA) Burnett Special
- Jack Flaherty (USA) Genie Mk.IV BMC
- John Cannon (CDN) Dailu Mk.1
- Pete Lovely (USA) Lotus 23 Ford
- Leon Robertson (USA) Cooper T49 Ferrari
55 Alan Connell (USA) Cooper Monaco
57 Graham Hill (GB) Cooper Monaco Bill Sturgis
Did not qualify:
- Bill Krause (USA) Maserati Tipo 63 63002 LWB Harry Finer of Maserati

Heat 1

Circuit lenght: 3,090 km Race distance: 160,934 km Winner's average speed: 143,232 km/h

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 96 Dan Gurney (USA) Lotus 19 Climax Arciero Bros. 52 1:07:45,000
2. 6 Roger Penske (USA) Zerex Special Climax F1/16/61 52 1:07:47,000 1.
3. 5 Bruce McLaren (NZ) Cooper Monaco T61 Climax Cooper Cars 52 1:08:02,000
4. 26 Lloyd Ruby (USA) Lotus 19 Climax J. Frank Harrison 52 1:08:43,000
5. 66 Jim Hall (USA) Chaparral 1 Chevrolet Chaparral Cars 51 1:08:07,000
6. 3 Masten Gregory (USA) Lotus 19 Climax UDT-Laystall 51 1:08:08,000
7. - Bob Holbert (USA) Porsche 718 RS61 048? 51 1:08:09,000
8. 4 Jack Brabham (AUS) Lotus 23 Ford MRD 51 1:08:21,000
9. 22 Harry Heuer (USA) Chaparral 1 Chevrolet 002 Meister Brauser 50 1:07:46,000
10. - John Cannon (CDN) Dailu Mk.1 50 1:07:48,000
11. - Don Wester (USA) Porsche 718 RSK 50 1:07:53,000
12. - Skip Hudson (USA) Lotus 23 Ford 50 1:08:01,000
13. 63 Walt Hansgen (USA) Cooper Monaco T57 Buick B. S. Cunningham 43 1:08:11,000
14. - Don Hulette (USA) Porsche 718 RS61 37 1:09:40,000
15. - Pete Lovely (USA) Lotus 23 Ford 5 1:09:03,000
Did not finish:
11 Jo Bonnier (S) Porsche Spyder DNF
15 Innes Ireland (GB) Lotus 19 Climax UDT/Laystall DNF
17 Tim Mayer (USA) Cooper Monaco DNF
57 Graham Hill (GB) Cooper Monaco Bill Sturgis DNF

Heat 2

Circuit lenght: 3,090 km Race distance: 160,934 km Winner's average speed: 146,450 km/h

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 26 Lloyd Ruby (USA) Lotus 19 Climax J. Frank Harrison 52
2. 6 Roger Penske (USA) Zerex Special Climax F1/16/61 52 0:00:35,000
3. 63 Walt Hansgen (USA) Cooper Monaco T57 Buick B. S. Cunningham 52 0:00:43,000
4. 5 Bruce McLaren (NZ) Cooper Monaco T61 Climax Cooper Cars 52 0:01:14,000
5. - Bob Holbert (USA) Porsche 718 RS61 048? 52 0:01:23,000
6. 3 Masten Gregory (USA) Lotus 19 Climax UDT-Laystall 51 0:01:34,000
7. 22 Harry Heuer (USA) Chaparral 1 Chevrolet 002 Meister Brauser 50 0:00:15,000
8. - Pete Lovely (USA) Lotus 23 Ford 50 0:00:42,000
9. - Don Wester (USA) Porsche 718 RSK 50 0:00:49,000
10. - Skip Hudson (USA) Lotus 23 Ford 50
11. - Stan Burnett (USA) Burnett Special 49 0:00:58,000
12. - Jack Flaherty (USA) Genie Mk.IV BMC 48 0:00:16,000
13. - Jerry Grant (USA) Lotus 19 Buick Carstens 48 0:00:19,000
14. 4 Jack Brabham (AUS) Lotus 23 Ford MRD 48 0:00:57,000
15. - Don Hulette (USA) Porsche 718 RS61 47 0:00:05,000
16. - Bob Hurt (USA) Ferrari 250 TR 59 0766TR Bob Hurt 47 0:00:30,000
17. - Leon Robertson (USA) Cooper T49 Ferrari 47 0:00:54,000
Did not finish:
66 Jim Hall (USA) Chaparral 1 Chevrolet Chaparral Cars 25 DNF
96 Dan Gurney (USA) Lotus 19 Climax Arciero Bros. DNF

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