1972 Can-Am season

1972 Can-Am season
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The 1972 Canadian-American Challenge Cup was the seventh season of the Can-Am auto racing series. It consisted of FIA Group 7 racing cars running two-hour sprint events. It began June 11, 1972, and ended October 29, 1972, after nine rounds.

ScheduleEdit

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Labatt's Blue Trophy Mosport Park June 11
2 Road Atlanta Can-Am Road Atlanta July 9
3 Watkins Glen Can-Am Watkins Glen International July 23
4 Buckeye Can-Am Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course August 6
5 Road America Can-Am Road America August 27
6 Minneapolis Tribune Grand Prix Donnybrooke International Raceway September 17
7 Klondike 200 Edmonton Speedway Park October 1
8 Monterey Castrol GTX Grand Prix Laguna Seca Raceway October 15
9 Los Angeles Times Grand Prix Riverside International Raceway October 29

Season resultsEdit

Rnd Circuit Winning Team Results
Winning Driver
1 Mosport   #5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Results
  Denny Hulme
2 Road Atlanta   #6 Penske Racing Results
  George Follmer
3 Watkins Glen   #5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Results
  Denny Hulme
4 Mid-Ohio   #6 Penske Racing Results
  George Follmer
5 Road America   #6 Penske Racing Results
  George Follmer
6 Donnybrooke   #22 Young American Racing Results
  François Cevert
7 Edmonton   #6 Penske Racing Results
  Mark Donohue
8 Laguna Seca   #7 Penske Racing Results
  George Follmer
9 Riverside   #7 Penske Racing Results
  George Follmer

Drivers ChampionshipEdit

Points are awarded to the top ten finishers in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1.

Pos Driver Team Car Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1   George Follmer   Penske Racing Porsche 917/10 Porsche 20 8 20 20 10 12 20 20 130
2   Denny Hulme   Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M20 Chevrolet 20 20 10 15 65
3   Milt Minter   Vasek Polak Racing Team Porsche 917/10 Porsche 10 12 6 12 15 10 65
4   Mark Donohue   Penske Racing Porsche 917/10 Porsche 15 20 15 12 62
5   François Cevert   Young American Racing Team McLaren M8F Chevrolet 12 15 20 12 59
6   Peter Revson   Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M20 Chevrolet 12 15 6 15 48
7   David Hobbs   Carl Haas Lola T310 Chevrolet 4 10 6 8 3 8 39
8   Jackie Oliver   Advanced Vehicle Systems Shadow Mk.3 Chevrolet 15 12 10 37
9   Peter Gregg   Peter Gregg Porsche 917/10 Porsche 8 8 12 6 34
10   Charlie Kemp   Bobby Rinzler Lola T222 Chevrolet 2 10 8 1 6 27
11   Lothar Motschenbacher   Motschenbacher Racing McLaren M8D Chevrolet 6 6 4 6 4 26
12   Gregg Young   Young American Racing Team McLaren M8F Chevrolet 15 8 23
13   Jean-Pierre Jarier   North American Racing Team Ferrari 712M Ferrari 1 10 11
14   Bob Nagel   Bob Nagel Lola T222 Chevrolet 1 3 1 3 3 11
15   José Carlos Pace   Advanced Vehicle Systems Shadow Mk.3 Chevrolet 10 10
16   Gary Wilson   Gary Wilson McLaren M8E Chevrolet 3 6 1 10
17=   John Cordts   William Overhauser Racing Lola T163
McLaren M8D
Chevrolet  
8
8
17=   Sam Posey   Vasek Polak Racing Team Porsche 917PA Porsche 8 8
19   Scooter Patrick   Otto Zipper Alfa Racing Alfa Romeo T33/4 Alfa Romeo 2 4 2 8
20   Gordon Dewar   JNO Racing McLaren M8C Chevrolet 3 4 7
21   Tom Heyser   Albert Heyser Lola T260 Chevrolet 1 2 2 5
22=   Steve Durst   Steve Durst McLaren M8E/D Chevrolet 4 4
22=   Ed Felter   Ed Felter McLaren M8E Chevrolet 4 4
22=   Mike Hiss   Mike Hiss McLaren M8F Chevrolet 4 4
25   Warren Agor   Warren Agor McLaren M8B
McLaren M8F
Chevrolet 2
 
2
 
4
26=   Chuck Parsons   William Overhauser Racing
  Robert McCaig
Lola T163
McLaren M8FP
Chevrolet 3
 
3
26=   Hans Wiedmer   Wiedmer Racing Team McLaren M8F Chevrolet 3 3
26=   Willi Kauhsen   Willi Kauhsen Racing Team Porsche 917/10 Porsche 3 3
29=   Tony Dean   A.G. Dean Racing Porsche 908/02 Porsche 2 2
29=   Pete Sherman   Pete Sherman McLaren M12 Chevrolet 2 2
31   Roger McCaig   Roger McCaig McLaren M8FP Chevrolet 1 1 2
32   Bob Peckham   Peckham Racing McLaren M8C Chevrolet 1 1

ReferencesEdit

  • "Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1972". World Sports Racing Prototypes. 2 October 2005. Archived from the original on 2013-09-29. Retrieved 2008-01-19.
  • "Can-Am - final positions and tables". World Sports Racing Prototypes. 2 October 2005. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-19.