1963 United States Road Racing Championship

1963 United States Road Racing Championship
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The 1963 United States Road Racing Championship season was the first season of the Sports Car Club of America's United States Road Racing Championship. It began February 3, 1963, and ended September 22, 1963, after eight races. Separate races for sportscars and GTs were held at four rounds, while three rounds were combined races, and one round (Daytona) was for sportscars only. Bob Holbert won the season championship, splitting time between the under-two liter sportscar and GT classes.

ScheduleEdit

Rnd Race Length Class Circuit Location Date
1 Daytona 200 200 mi (320 km) Sports Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Florida February 3
2 USRRC Pensacola 150 mi (240 km) GT Corry Field Pensacola, Florida May 26
260 mi (420 km) Sports
3 Laguna Seca 150 150 mi (240 km) All Laguna Seca Raceway Monterey, California June 9
4 Watkins Glen Sports Car Grand Prix 150 mi (240 km) GT Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course Watkins Glen, New York June 30
300 km (190 mi) Sports
5 Pacific North West Grand Prix 150 mi (240 km) GT Pacific Raceways Kent, Washington July 21
150 mi (240 km) Sports
6 Continental Divide 150 150 mi (240 km) All Continental Divide Raceway Castle Rock, Colorado August 18
7 Road America 500 500 mi (800 km) All Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin September 8
8 USRRC Mid-Ohio 270 km (170 mi) GT Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio September 22
270 km (170 mi) Sports

Season resultsEdit

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit Sports +2.0 Winning Team Sports 2.0 Winning Team GT Winning Team Results
Sports +2.0 Winning Driver(s) Sports 2.0 Winning Driver(s) GT Winning Driver(s)
1 Daytona #166 Hap Sharp #14 Porsche Did Not Participate Results
  Jim Hall   Bob Holbert
2 Pensacola Lotus-Climax #14 Porsche Mecom Racing Team Results
  Tim Mayer   Bob Holbert   Roger Penske
3 Laguna Seca #92 Team Meridian Inc. #10 Chuck Parsons #196 Shelby American Results
  Skip Hudson   Chuck Parsons   Bob Holbert
4 Watkins Glen #98 Shelby American #14 Porsche #33 Bob Johnson Results
  Ken Miles   Bob Holbert   Bob Johnson
5 Kent #448 Kjell Qvale Porsche #97 Shelby American Results
  Pedro Rodríguez   Don Wester   Dave MacDonald
6 Castle Rock #14 Meister Brauser Porsche #98 Shelby American Results
  Augie Pabst   Don Wester   Bob Bondurant
7 Road America #98 Williamson Ford, Inc. #76 Porsche Car Import/Oliver Schmidt #97 Steve McQueen/Shelby American Results
  Bob Holbert
  Ken Miles
  Augie Pabst
  Bill Wuesthoff
  Bob Bondurant
  Dave MacDonald
8 Mid-Ohio #98 Shelby American #89 Porsche #99 Shelby American Results
  Ken Miles   Herb Swan   Bob Holbert

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