1969 Can-Am season
|1969 Can-Am season|
The 1969 Canadian-American Challenge Cup was the fourth season of the Can-Am auto racing series. It consisted of FIA Group 7 racing cars running two-hour sprint events. It began June 1, 1969, and ended November 9, 1969, after eleven rounds.
This was the first season of Can-Am following the demise of the similar United States Road Racing Championship. With several USRRC events choosing to continue on under Can-Am, the series schedule was greatly expanded beyond its normal six event season. This also meant that the season was run over a greater period of time, rather than just being run in the autumn.
The season was swept by McLaren, whose founder Bruce McLaren won the championship over teammate and fellow New Zealander Denny Hulme. McLaren won six races to Hulme's five, winning the championship by a mere five points.
|1||Labatt's Blue Trophy||Mosport Park||June 1|
|2||Labatt's 50||Circuit Mont-Tremblant||June 15|
|3||Watkins Glen Can-Am||Watkins Glen International||July 13|
|4||Klondike 200||Edmonton Speedway Park||July 27|
|5||Buckeye Can-Am||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||August 17|
|6||Road America Can-Am||Road America||August 31|
|7||Bridgehampton Grand Prix||Bridgehampton Race Circuit||September 14|
|8||Michigan International Can-Am||Michigan International Speedway||September 28|
|9||Monterey Castrol Grand Prix||Laguna Seca Raceway||October 12|
|10||Los Angeles Times Grand Prix||Riverside International Raceway||October 26|
|11||Texas International Grand Prix||Texas World Speedway||November 9|
|1||Mosport||#4 McLaren Cars||Results|
|2||Mont-Tremblant||#5 McLaren Cars||Results|
|3||Watkins Glen||#4 McLaren Cars||Results|
|4||Edmonton||#5 McLaren Cars||Results|
|5||Mid-Ohio||#5 McLaren Cars||Results|
|6||Road America||#4 McLaren Cars||Results|
|7||Bridgehampton||#5 McLaren Cars||Results|
|8||Michigan||#4 McLaren Cars||Results|
|9||Laguna Seca||#4 McLaren Cars||Results|
|10||Riverside||#5 McLaren Cars||Results|
|11||Texas||#4 McLaren Cars||Results|
Points are awarded to the top ten finishers in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1. Only the best nine finishes out of eleven rounds counted towards the championship. Points earned but not counting towards the championship are marked by parenthesis.
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