1983–84 USAC Championship Car season

The 1983–84 USAC Championship Car season consisted of two races, beginning in Du Quoin, Illinois, on September 5, 1983, and concluding in Speedway, Indiana, on May 27, 1984. The USAC National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was Rick Mears. This was the last year that the Championship comprised more than one race.

1983-84 USAC Championship Car season
USAC Gold Crown Championship
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Season
Races2
Start dateSeptember 5, 1983
End dateMay 27, 1984
Awards
National championUnited States Rick Mears
Indianapolis 500 winnerUnited States Rick Mears

By this time, the preeminent national championship season was instead sanctioned by CART.

Schedule and resultsEdit

All races were run on Oval/Speedway courses.

Rnd Date Race Name Length Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 September 5, 1983   Ted Horn Memorial 100 mi (160 km) DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt   Gary Bettenhausen   Gary Bettenhausen
2 May 27, 1984   Indianapolis 500-Mile Race 500 mi (800 km) Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved   Tom Sneva   Rick Mears

Final points standingsEdit

Note: Drivers not entered for the Indianapolis 500 were not eligible for points.

Pos Driver DQSF
 
INDY
 
Pts
1   Rick Mears 1* 1000
2   Roberto Guerrero 2 800
3   Al Unser 3 700
4   Al Holbert 4 600
5   Michael Andretti 5 500
6   Gary Bettenhausen 1* DNQ 400
7   A. J. Foyt 6 400
8   George Snider 4 11 340
9   Bobby Rahal 7 300
10   Ken Schrader 3 DNP 280
11   Herm Johnson 8 250
12   Danny Ongais 9 200
13   Josele Garza 10 150
14   Larry Rice 8 100
15   Dennis Firestone 12 50
16   Rich Vogler 11 DNP 40
17   Chris Kneifel 15 25
18   Tom Sneva 16 25
19   Bill Vukovich II 12 DNP 20
20   Mario Andretti 17 20
21   Scott Brayton 18 20
22   Pancho Carter 19 20
23   Kevin Cogan 20 20
24   Al Unser Jr. 21 15
25   Johnny Rutherford 22 15
26   Dick Simon 23 15
27   Teo Fabi 24 15
28   Sheldon Kinser 16 10
29   Gordon Johncock 25 10
30   Tony Bettenhausen Jr. 26 10
31   Derek Daly 27 10
32   Chip Ganassi 28 10
33   Tom Bigelow 17 DNQ 8
34   Steve Chassey 23 DNQ 6
35   Danny Sullivan 29 5
36   Spike Gehlhausen 31 5
37   Emerson Fittipaldi 32 5
38   Geoff Brabham 33 5
39   Mark Alderson 26 DNP 4
-   Howdy Holmes 13 0
-   Tom Gloy 14 0
-   Patrick Bedard 30 0
-   Chuck Gurney 2 0
-   Bill Engelhart 5 0
-   Steve Kinser 6 0
-   Ron Shuman 7 0
-   Ron Burke 9 0
-   Gary Hieber 10 0
-   Jerry Nemire 13 0
-   Bud Wilmot 14 0
-   Steve Siegel 15 0
-   Mike Winblad 18 0
-   Jack Hewitt 19 0
-   Mike Johnson 20 0
-   Larry Dickson 21 0
-   Larry Martin 22 0
-   Bobby Olivero 24 0
-   Randy Bateman 25 0
-   Joe Saldana 27 0
-   Bob Cicconi 28 0
-   Jim McElreath 29 0
-   Rick Hood 30 0
-   Bill Alsup DNQ 0
-   Chuck Ciprich DNQ 0
-   Jim Crawford DNQ 0
-   Larry Cannon DNQ 0
-   Mike Chandler DNQ 0
-   Phil Caliva DNQ 0
-   Chet Fillip DNQ 0
-   Dick Ferguson DNQ 0
-   Stan Fox DNQ 0
-   Bruno Giacomelli DNQ 0
-   Pete Halsmer DNQ 0
-   Jerry Karl DNQ 0
-   Phil Krueger DNQ 0
-   Steve Krisiloff DNQ 0
-   Al Loquasto DNQ 0
-   Roger Mears DNQ 0
-   Jacques Villeneuve Sr. Wth 0
-   Ed Primm DNQ 0
-   John Paul Jr. DNQ 0
-   Johnny Parsons DNQ DNQ 0
-   Desiré Wilson DNQ 0
-   Jerry Sneva DNQ 0
-   Terry Uehling DNQ 0
-   Steve Cannon DNQ 0
-   Gary Irvin DNQ 0
-   Terry Kawell DNQ 0
-   Larry Gates DNQ 0
-   Randy Kinser DNQ 0
-   Kevin Olson DNQ 0
-   Manny Rockhold DNQ 0
-   Ron Hughes Jr. DNQ 0
-   Eddie Leavitt DNQ 0
-   Steve Long DNQ 0
-   Chuck Jones DNQ 0
-   Jerry Weeks DNQ 0
-   Ron Milton DNQ 0
-   Jim Moughan Jr. DNQ 0
-   Rip Williams DNQ 0
-   Steve Ball DNQ 0
-   Kenny Acheson DNP 0
-   Price Cobb DNP 0
-   John Morton DNP 0
-   Jim Hillyer DNP 0
-   Steve Hostetler DNP 0
-   Bill Puterbaugh DNP 0
-   Jorge Koechlin DNP 0
-   Arie Luyendyk DNP 0
-   Willy T. Ribbs DNP 0
-   Randy Lewis DNP 0
-   Paul Rochelle DNP 0
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 1984". Driver Database. Archived from the original on 2008-03-25. Retrieved 2009-05-11.
  • "1983-84 USAC Gold Crown Championship". ChampCarStats.com. Archived from the original on 2008-09-08. Retrieved 2009-05-11.
  • http://media.indycar.com/pdf/2011/IICS_2011_Historical_Record_Book_INT6.pdf Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine (p. 191-192)

See alsoEdit