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1966 Can-Am season
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The 1966 Canadian-American Challenge Cup was the inaugural season of the Can-Am auto racing series. It was for FIA Group 7 racing cars running two-hour sprint events. It began September 11, 1966, and ended November 13, 1966, after six rounds.

The series was won by John Surtees driving a Lola T70 Mk.2.

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ScheduleEdit

 
The series was won by John Surtees driving a Lola T70 Mk.2, similar to the example pictured above.
Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Player's 200 Circuit Mont-Tremblant September 11
2 Bridgehampton Grand Prix Bridgehampton Race Circuit September 18
3 Canadian Grand Prix for the Pepsi-Cola Trophy Mosport Park September 24
4 Monterey Grand Prix Laguna Seca Raceway October 16
5 Los Angeles Times Grand Prix Riverside International Raceway October 30
6 Stardust Grand Prix Stardust Raceway November 13

Season resultsEdit

Drivers ChampionshipEdit

Points are awarded to the top six finishers in the order of 9-6-4-3-2-1.

Pos Driver Team Car Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total
1   John Surtees   Team Surtees Lola T70 Mk.2 Chevrolet 9 9 9 27
2   Mark Donohue   Roger Penske Racing Lola T70 Mk.2 Chevrolet 2 9 3 3 4 21
3   Bruce McLaren   Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M1B Chevrolet 6 4 4 6 20
4   Phil Hill   Chaparral Cars Chaparral 2E Chevrolet 3 6 9 18
5   Jim Hall   Chaparral Cars Chaparral 2E Chevrolet 6 6 12
6   Chris Amon   Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M1B Chevrolet 4 6 10
7   Dan Gurney   All American Racers Lola T70 Mk.2 Ford 9 9
8   Chuck Parsons   Hilton Racing Team McLaren M1B Chevrolet 1 1 4 6
9   Graham Hill   Team Surtees Lola T70 Mk.2 Chevrolet 4 4
10=   Peter Revson   Drummond Racing McLaren M1B Ford 1 3 4
10=   John Cannon   Ecurie Carabine McLaren M1B Chevrolet 3 1 4
12   George Follmer   John Mecom Racing Lola T70 Mk.2 Ford
Chevrolet
2
 
 
2
4
13   Earl Jones   Eve & Jones Racing McLaren Elva
McLaren M1B
Chevrolet  
3
3
14=   Paul Hawkins   Jackie Epstein Lola T70 Mk.2 Chevrolet 2 2
14=   Masten Gregory   Pacesetter Racing McLaren M1B Chevrolet 2 2
14=   Lothar Motschenbacher   Dan Blocker/Nickey-Vinegaroon McLaren M1B Oldsmobile
Chevrolet
 
2
2
17=   Eppie Wietzes   Comstock Racing Team Ford GT40 Ford 1 1
17=   Jerry Titus   Webster Racing Enterpr. [1] Webster Special Oldsmobile 1 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official Program, Second Annual Stardust Grand Prix, November 11-13 1966
  • "Results: Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1966". World Sports Racing Prototypes. 1 March 2007. Archived from the original on 2 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-14.
  • "Can-Am - final positions and tables". World Sports Racing Prototypes. 2 October 2005. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-14.

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