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The 1975 USAC Championship Car season consisted of 13 races, beginning in Ontario, California on March 2 and concluding in Avondale, Arizona on November 9. The USAC National Champion was A. J. Foyt and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Bobby Unser.

1975 USAC Championship Car season
USAC National Championship Trail
Season
Races13
Start dateMarch 2
End dateNovember 9
Awards
National championUnited States A. J. Foyt
Indianapolis 500 winnerUnited States Bobby Unser
← 1974
1976 →

Contents

Schedule and resultsEdit

All races running on Oval/Speedway.

Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Pole Position Winning Driver
1 March 2 California 500 Qualification Heat 1 Ontario Motor Speedway Ontario, California   A. J. Foyt   A. J. Foyt
2 California 500 Qualification Heat 2   Bobby Unser   Wally Dallenbach
3 March 9 California 500   A. J. Foyt   A. J. Foyt
4 March 16 Bricklin 150 Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona   Gordon Johncock   Johnny Rutherford
5 April 6 Trenton 200 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey   Tom Sneva   A. J. Foyt
NC April 27 World Series of Auto Racing Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey   A. J. Foyt   Johnny Rutherford
6 May 25 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana   A. J. Foyt   Bobby Unser
7 June 8 Rex Mays Classic Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin   A. J. Foyt   A. J. Foyt
8 June 29 Schaefer 500 Pocono International Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania   Gordon Johncock   A. J. Foyt
9 July 20 Norton 200 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan   A. J. Foyt   A. J. Foyt
10 August 17 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin   Johnny Rutherford   Mike Mosley
11 September 13 Michigan Grand Prix Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan   A. J. Foyt   Tom Sneva
12 September 21 Trenton 150 Trenton International Speedway Trenton, New Jersey   A. J. Foyt   Gordon Johncock
13 November 9 Phoenix 150 Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona   Gordon Johncock   A. J. Foyt
  Non-championship race
^1 Scheduled for 500 miles, stopped early due to rain.

Final points standingsEdit

Note1: Bobby Allison and George Follmer not eligible for points.
Note2: Jerry Grant scored points at Ontario but competed with an FIA License
Note3: Bentley Warren scored 100 points at Pocono, but forfeited those points due to a rule violation

Pos Driver ONT

Q-H1
ONT

Q-H2
ONT

500
PHX1

150
TRE1

200
INDY

500
MIL1

150
POC

500
MIC1

200
MIL2

200
MIC2

150
TRE2

150
PHX2

150
Pts
1   A. J. Foyt 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 1 20 7 2 1 4920
2   Johnny Rutherford 2 17 1 2 2 3 6 6 13 2 3 11 2900
3   Bobby Unser 10 2 1 2 22 5 3 2489
4   Wally Dallenbach 1 10 6 5 9 4 2 19 4 16 5 12 2305
5   Bill Vukovich, Jr. 4 23 4 6 7 3 3 8 11 4 2080
6   Tom Sneva 9 6 7 6 22 29 2 3 1 13 2 1830
7   Roger McCluskey 8 13 DNQ 7 5 8 4 12 19 5 6 18 1675
8   Steve Krisiloff 3 3 5 4 11 17 28 8 5 DNQ 15 20 1630
9   Pancho Carter 2 19 8 4 6 24 4 14 8 DNQ 8 1345
10   Gordon Johncock 5 15 2 10 31 14 20 11 2 6 1 23 1280
11   John Martin 6 5 13 9 27 15 7 21 7 18 8 17 1180
12   Mike Mosley 10 11 9 3 26 5 31 13 1 1020
13   Jimmy Caruthers 5 21 DNQ 14 8 7 6 4 7 930
14   Gary Bettenhausen 11 14 10 15 9 5 DNS 6 745
15   Lee Kunzman 3 4 DNQ 17 740
16   Bill Puterbaugh 7 9 9 560
17   Al Unser 7 26 16 32 4 5 450
18   George Snider DNS 20 18 8 10 22 400
19   Al Loquasto 15 7 11 DNQ DNQ 12 14 17 14 16 380
20   Eldon Rasmussen 7 9 24 19 16 12 21 275
21   Salt Walther 12 8 17 13 33 DNP 33 DNQ 22 18 260
22   Dick Simon 13 24 14 8 21 13 23 9 17 15 11 13 220
23   Mario Andretti 28 28 25 3 210
24   Spike Gehlhausen 10 10 15 19 10 14 165
25   Billy Scott 4 29 DNQ 120
26   Tom Bigelow 11 16 18 12 21 16 9 19 115
27   Johnny Parsons, Jr. DNS 25 12 12 19 20 26 15 21 13 9 115
28   John Hubbard 14 DNQ 21 10 10 16 DNQ 105
29   Larry Cannon DNQ 12 9 12 100
30   Jim McElreath 18 DNS 7 90
31   Tom Frantz 19 11 11 14 17 24 70
32   Sheldon Kinser 12 15 50
33   Lloyd Ruby 32 10 45
34   Jerry Karl 9 33 13 16 40
35   Billy Cassella 11 40
36   Bob Harkey DNS 30 16 10 30 21 15 14
-   Bobby Allison 6 32 25 27 17 0
-   George Follmer 8 DNQ DNQ 0
-   Bentley Warren 23 11 0
-   Jerry Grant 16 12 20 14 18 DNS 0
-   Rick Muther 27 DNQ 13 0
-   Lee Brayton 14 22 0
-   Chuck Gurney 15 15 DNQ 18 0
-   Mel Cornett 16 0
-   Sam Sessions 17 0
-   Larry McCoy 31 30 18 20 20 DNP 0
-   Ed Finley 18 0
-   Benny Rapp 19 0
-   Frank Weiss 22 0
-   Larry Dickson 22 0
-   Mike Hiss 29 0
-   Bill Simpson DNS DNQ 0
-   Dan Murphy DNP DNQ 0
-   Jim Hurtubise DNQ 0
-   Graham McRae DNQ 0
-   Bob Nagel DNQ 0
-   Jan Opperman DNQ 0
-   Jigger Sirois DNQ 0
-   Jerry Sneva DNQ 0
-   Ken Nichols DNQ 0
-   Jack Owens DNQ 0
-   John Cannon DNP 0
-   Michel Jourdain DNP 0
-   Joe Leonard DNP 0
-   Steve Chassey DNP 0
Pos Driver ONT

Q-H1
ONT

Q-H2
ONT

500
PHX1

150
TRE1

200
INDY

500
MIL1

150
POC

500
MIC1

200
MIL2

200
MIC2

150
TRE2

150
PHX2

150
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

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See alsoEdit