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1973–74 International Race of Champions
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The inaugural International Race of Champions was held at two tracks over two weekends in 1973 and 1974. The first three races were held October 27 and 28 at Riverside International Raceway and the final race was held on the Daytona International Speedway road course on February 14, 1974. Champion Mark Donohue won $54000 for his efforts and the championship was determined by prize money rather than points. The races were contested in Porsche Carrera RSR race cars. This was the only IROC to be contested entirely on road courses. Only the top 6 finishing drivers competed in all four races.

The roster of drivers and final points standings were as follows:[1]

Position Driver Winnings Series
1 United States Mark Donohue $54,000 SCCA
2 United States Peter Revson $21,200 SCCA
Formula One
3 United States Bobby Unser $19,100 USAC Champ Car
4 United States David Pearson $14,600 NASCAR Winston Cup
5 United States George Follmer $16,000 SCCA
6 United States A. J. Foyt $9,900 USAC Champ Car
7 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi $8,300 Formula One
8 New Zealand Denis Hulme $6,000 Formula One
9 United States Bobby Allison $5,400 NASCAR Winston Cup
10 United States Richard Petty $5,400 NASCAR Winston Cup
11 United States Gordon Johncock $5,100 USAC Champ Car
12 United States Roger McCluskey $5,000 USAC Champ Car


Race resultsEdit