1967 USAC Championship Car season

The 1967 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 21 races, beginning in Avondale, Arizona on April 9 and concluding in Riverside, California on November 26. This season saw three new road courses added to the schedule in addition to the Hoosier Grand Prix at IRP: Mosport in Canada; Circuit Mont-Tremblant also in Canada; and the season finale at Riverside International Raceway in southern California in the United States. The USAC National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was A. J. Foyt.

1967 USAC Championship Car season
USAC National Championship Trail
Season
Races21
Start dateApril 9
End dateNovember 26
Awards
National championUnited States A. J. Foyt
Indianapolis 500 winnerUnited States A. J. Foyt
← 1966
1968 →

Schedule and resultsEdit

Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 April 9   Jimmy Bryan Memorial Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona Paved   Lloyd Ruby   Lloyd Ruby
2 April 23   Trenton 150 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved   Mario Andretti   Mario Andretti
3 May 30   International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved   Mario Andretti   A. J. Foyt
4 June 4   Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved   Gordon Johncock   Gordon Johncock
5 June 18   Langhorne 150 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Paved   Al Unser   Lloyd Ruby
6 June 25   Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill   Bobby UnserA   Wes Vandervoort
7 July 1   Telegraph Trophy 200B Mosport Park Bowmanville, Ontario Road   Bobby Unser   Bobby Unser
8   Bobby Unser   Bobby Unser
9 July 23   Indianapolis 150 Indianapolis Raceway Park Clermont, Indiana Road   Lloyd Ruby   Mario Andretti
10 July 30   Langhorne 150 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Paved   Gordon Johncock   Mario Andretti
11 August 6   Labatt IndyC Circuit Mont-Tremblant Saint-Jovite, Quebec Road   Bobby Unser   Mario Andretti
12   Mario Andretti   Mario Andretti
13 August 19   Tony Bettenhausen Memorial Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt   Larry Dickson   A. J. Foyt
14 August 20   Tony Bettenhausen 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Paved   Roger McCluskey   Mario Andretti
15 September 4   Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt   Bobby Unser   A. J. Foyt
16 September 9   Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, Indiana Dirt   Bruce Walkup   Mario Andretti
17 September 24   Trenton 200 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Paved   Mario Andretti   A. J. Foyt
18 October 1   Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt   Bruce Walkup   A. J. Foyt
19 October 22   Hanford 200 Hanford Motor Speedway Hanford, California Paved   Art Pollard   Gordon Johncock
20 November 19   Bobby Ball 150 Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona Paved   Bobby Unser   Mario Andretti
21 November 26   Rex Mays 300 Riverside International Raceway Riverside, California Road   Dan Gurney   Dan Gurney
  Paved/Dirt Oval
  Road Course/Hill Climb
^A No pole is awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, in this schedule on the pole is the driver who started first. No lap led was awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, however, a lap was awarded to the drivers that completed the climb.
^B Run in two heats of 98 miles (158 kilometers) each.
^C Run in two heats of 100 miles (161 kilometers) each.

Final points standingsEdit

Note: Ronnie Bucknum, George Follmer, Dan Gurney, Jimmy Clark, Lothar Motschenbacher, Jochen Rindt, Denis Hulme, Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill, John Surtees, Cale Yarborough, Lee Roy Yarbrough, Peter Revson and Jerry Titus not eligible for points.

Pos Driver PHX1
 
TRE1
 
INDY
 
MIL1
 
LAN1
 
PIP
 
MOS
 
IRP
 
LAN2
 
MTR
 
SPR
 
MIL2
 
DQSF
 
ISF
 
TRE2
 
SAC
 
HAN
 
PHX2
 
RIV
 
Pts
1   A. J. Foyt 5 15 1 21 5 7 7 7 17 2 2 1 8 1 2 1 1 4 17 17 3440
2   Mario Andretti DNS 1 30 DNQ 3 14 21 11 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 25 2 24 1 3 3360
3   Bobby Unser 19 3 9 6 6 5 1 1 3 3 22 13 8 26 6 18 3 18 2 3 2 3020
4   Gordon Johncock 3 20 12 1 4 3 3 6 2 7 4 4 2 1 4 26 2700
5   Al Unser 23 12 2 19 2 DNQ 6 5 2 22 5 5 11 2 9 3 11 14 25 2 12 2505
6   Lloyd Ruby 1 21 33 2 1 4 4 16 DNQ 4 3 13 DNQ 26 3 5 4 2090
7   Jim McElreath 15 4 5 4 11 Wth 4 5 12 16 12 6 15 5 4 DNS 12 20 DNS 1750
8   Roger McCluskey 2 2 19 3 17 2 2 19 21 24 13 3 3 8 14 DNQ 21 21 5 1620
9   Joe Leonard 4 14 3 8 7 10 8 DNQ 6 6 5 17 7 24 16 1575
10   Bud Tingelstad 18 14 17 8 13 13 10 9 21 3 9 7 DNQ 5 8 6 7 27 965
11   Art Pollard 7 8 8 20 14 9 21 DNQ 5 14 30 655
12   Arnie Knepper 8 7 22 DNQ 19 5 6 5 24 DNQ 8 DNQ 595
13   Carl Williams 10 DNQ 16 15 15 8 11 14 17 9 23 8 7 10 4 18 23 585
14   Mel Kenyon 10 5 16 10 DNQ 7 24 10 9 21 500
15   Bill Vukovich, Jr. 23 23 11 6 16 5 4 13 17 26 DNQ 7 470
16   Chuck Hulse 7 9 9 9 DNP 29 460
17   Larry Dickson 20 16 15 9 21 19 16 21 8 9 18 10 11 4 14 16 7 425
18   Ronnie Duman 19 23 11 18 Wth DNQ 18 14 DNQ 10 11 9 13 8 6 13 420
19   Wally Dallenbach 18 DNQ 29 5 12 12 12 15 4 8 15 17 21 DNQ DNQ 19 DNQ 17 15 25 410
20   Parnelli Jones 6 400
21   Johnny Rutherford DNQ 25 12 10 14 14 13 20 15 16 25 11 16 DNQ 5 23 22 8 315
22   Bob Hurt 24 DNQ 22 20 22 22 19 10 9 22 6 20 10 24 290
23   Jim Hurtubise DNQ 16 15 8 9 11 13 17 7 5 19 DNQ 18 280
24   Bob Harkey 11 DNQ 7 22 18 17 7 DNQ DNQ 12 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 230
25   Norm Brown 16 DNQ DNQ 15 9 24 DNQ 4 10 17 13 16 220
26   Wes Vandervoort 1 200
27   Jim Malloy DNQ DNQ 12 6 19 24 22 16 16 11 195
28   Bruce Walkup DNQ DNQ 12 6 6 DNQ 13 170
29   Ted Foltz 2 160
30   George Snider 21 26 18 DNQ DNQ 18 DNQ 16 17 DNQ 3 22 140
31   Dan Morgan 3 140
32   Orville Nance 4 120
33   Greg Weld 6 13 DNQ DNQ 120
34   Gig Stephens 6 DNQ DNQ DNQ 23 120
35   Mike Mosley DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 7 13 120
36   Ralph Liguori DNQ 9 DNQ DNQ 16 19 DNQ DNQ DNQ 18 DNS 10 10 120
37   Rick Muther 11 10 20 DNQ 11 10 DNQ 12 23 120
38   Sam Sessions DNQ 16 8 100
39   Bob Veith 11 100
40   Paul Kleinschmidt 6 80
41   Jerry Grant 12 20 13 DNQ 17 20 18 12 18 8 18 14 80
42   Bob Wente DNQ 7 DNQ DNQ 60
43   Don Wilcox 7 DNQ 60
44   Gary Bettenhausen DNQ 11 11 19 DNQ 60
45   Ralph Bruning 8 50
46   Gary Congdon 22 DNQ DNQ DNQ 20 14 10 16 19 DNQ 14 DNQ DNQ 45
47   Bob Tattersall 10 45
48   Grier Manning 9 40
49   Al Miller 17 DNQ 28 13 23 DNQ 13 14 17 DNQ 18 15 11 19 40
50   Bob Daly 10 30
51   George Benson 11 DNQ 30
52   Charles Louderman 11 20
53   Mickey Shaw DNQ DNQ 14 12 20
54   Rollie Beale DNQ 15 DNQ 12 10
55   Jerry Daniels DNQ DNQ DNQ 12 10
56   Bob Herring 12 10
-   Dan Gurney 21 1 0
-   Ronnie Bucknum DNQ DNS 18 9 DNQ 3 12 9 0
-   Denny Hulme 4 0
-   George Follmer 17 DNQ 21 6 0
-   Lothar Motschenbacher 9 DNQ DNP 28 0
-   Jerry Titus 10 0
-   Cale Yarborough 12 0
-   Bobby Grim 13 23 DNQ DNQ 15 20 14 0
-   Bill Puterbaugh DNQ 13 15 15 0
-   Peter Revson 13 DNQ DNP 0
-   Larry Overholser 13 0
-   Bruce Jacobi 14 DNQ DNQ 14 14 20 20 0
-   Al Smith DNQ 24 DNQ 15 19 0
-   Chuck Arnold DNQ 15 DNS 0
-   Malcolm Brazier 15 0
-   Chuck Parsons 15 0
-   Don Anderson 16 0
-   Lucien Bianchi DNQ 17 DNQ 0
-   Butch Hardman 17 0
-   Jackie Stewart 18 DNS 0
-   Al Farmer 18 0
-   Rick Vermillion 19 0
-   Gene Pacheco 20 0
-   John Surtees 20 0
-   Jim Clark 31 22 0
-   Jochen Rindt 24 0
-   Lee Roy Yarbrough 27 0
-   Graham Hill 32 0
-   Jigger Sirois DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNS 0
-   Al Loquasto DNS DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
-   Dempsey Wilson DNQ DNQ DNQ DNS 0
-   Bay Darnell DNS 0
-   Don Thomas DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
-   Don Meacham DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
-   Sonny Ates DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
-   Norm Hall DNQ DNQ 0
-   Johnny Boyd DNQ DNQ 0
-   Bill Cheesbourg DNQ DNQ 0
-   Aldo Andretti DNQ DNQ 0
-   Ray Duckworth DNQ DNQ 0
-   Dale Breedlove DNQ DNQ 0
-   Chuck Booth DNQ DNQ 0
-   Frank Secrist DNQ DNQ 0
-   John McIntyre DNQ DNQ 0
-   Masten Gregory DNQ DNP 0
-   Skip Hedrick DNQ 0
-   Chris Amon DNQ 0
-   Bob Bondurant DNQ 0
-   Bob Christie DNQ 0
-   Richie Ginther DNQ 0
-   Bobby Johns DNQ 0
-   Pedro Rodríguez DNQ 0
-   Vern Root DNQ 0
-   Ebb Rose DNQ 0
-   Les Scott DNQ 0
-   Chuck Stevenson DNQ 0
-   Johnny Coy DNQ 0
-   Dave Paul DNQ 0
-   Jerry Colton DNQ 0
-   Butch Earley DNQ 0
-   Gilbert Ligon DNQ 0
-   P. McCormick DNQ 0
-   Walter Miller DNQ 0
-   Ralph Murdock DNQ 0
-   Wib Spalding DNQ 0
-   Tommy Copp DNQ 0
-   Bobby Hogle DNQ 0
-   Dusty Smith DNQ 0
-   Lorenzo Bandini DNP 0
-   Sam McQuagg DNP 0
Pos Driver PHX1
 
TRE1
 
INDY
 
MIL1
 
LAN1
 
PIP
 
MOS1
 
MOS2
 
IRP
 
LAN2
 
MTR1
 
MTR2
 
SPR
 
MIL2
 
DQSF
 
ISF
 
TRE2
 
SAC
 
HAN
 
PHX2
 
RIV
 
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
(Ret)
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

ReferencesEdit

  • Åberg, Andreas. "USAC National Championship 1967". Driver Database. Archived from the original on 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  • "1967 USAC National Championship Trail". ChampCarStats.com. Archived from the original on 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  • http://media.indycar.com/pdf/2011/IICS_2011_Historical_Record_Book_INT6.pdf (p. 250-255)

See alsoEdit