1956 USAC National Championship Trail

Jimmy Bryan - Champion

Date Race Track Miles Type Winner
5/30/56 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis 500 PO Pat Flaherty
6/10/56 Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee 100 PO Pat Flaherty
6/24/56 Langhorne 100 Langhorne 100 DO George Amick
7/4/56 Pee Dee 200 Darlington 200.75 PO Pat O'Connor
7/14/56 Atlanta 100 Lakewood 100 DO Eddie Sachs
8/19/56 Springfield 100 Springfield 100 DO Jimmy Bryan
8/26/56 Milwaukee 250 Milwaukee 250 PO Jimmy Bryan
9/3/56 Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin 100 DO Jimmy Bryan
9/8/56 Syracuse 100 Syracuse 100 DO Tony Bettenhausen
9/15/56 Hoosier Hundred ISF 100 DO Jimmy Bryan
10/21/56 Golden State 100 Sacramento 100 DO Jud Larson
11/12/56 Bobby Ball Memorial Phoenix 100 DO George Amick

Non-Championship Events

Date Race Track Miles Type Winner
7/4/56 Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak 12.42 HC Bobby Unser
7/22/56 Indianapolis Sweepstakes Williams Grove 25 DO Jimmy Bryan
8/12/56 Dayton Race Dayton 25 PO Ed Elisian

 

Standing Driver Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles Points
1 Jimmy Bryan 11 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 1860
2 Pat Flaherty 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1500
3 Don Freeland 11 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1280
4 George Amick 9 3 2 0 0 1 2 1 1050
5 Jimmy Reece 9 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1040
6 Johnny Boyd 10 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 980
7 Bob Veith 11 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 903
8 Rodger Ward 9 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 862
9 Sam Hanks 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 800
10 Johnny Thomson 10 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 710
11 Pat O'Connor 9 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 680
12 Eddie Sachs 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 650
13 Johnnie Parsons 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 650
14 Al Keller 8 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 585
15 Bob Sweikert 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 540
16 Dick Rathmann 6 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 540
17 Jack Turner 7 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 500
18 Ed Elisian 9 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 420
19 Gene Hartley 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 410
20 Elmer George 10 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 410
21 Andy Linden 11 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 400
22 Jud Larson 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 320
23 Jim Rathmann 7 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 300
24 Tony Bettenhausen 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 290
25 Johnnie Tolan 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 205
26 Earl Motter 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 200
27 Cliff Griffith 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 150
28 Mike Magill 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 130
29 Billy Garrett 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 90
30 Jim McWithey 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 60
31 Don Branson 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 50
32 Fred Agabashian 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 50
33 Art Bisch 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 30
34 Bill Cheesbourg 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 10
35 Keith Andrews 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 10
36T Bob Carpenter 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 10
36T Dempsey Wilson 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 10
NR Rex Easton 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0
NR Bob Christie 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0
NR Jimmy Daywalt 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Eddie Russo 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Roy Graham 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Eddie Johnson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0
NR Mel McGaughy 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0
NR Shorty Templeman 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0
NR Ken Gottschalk 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0
NR Charles Musselman 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0
NR Tommy Hinnershitz 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0
NR Duke Dinsmore 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0
NR Jimmy Davies 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0
NR Van Johnson 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0
NR Len Sutton 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0
NR Troy Ruttman 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0
NR Gene Force 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0
NR Danny Kladis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0
NR Al Herman 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 0
NR Ray Crawford 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 0
NR Paul Russo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 0
NR Jay Abney 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Johnny Baldwin 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Tony Bonadies 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Buddy Cagle 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Len Duncan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Edgar Elder 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Nino Farina 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Dick Fraizer 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Paul Howe 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Johnny Kay 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Roger McCluskey 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Ernie McCoy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Speed McFee 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Roy Newman 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Cal Niday 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Marvin Pifer 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bud Randall 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Dickie Reese 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Chuck Rodee 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Gig Stephens 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Marshall Teague 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Leroy Warriner 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Chuck Weyant 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Gays Biro Non points race only 0
NR Malcolm Brazier Non points race only 0
NR Foster Campbell Non points race only 0
NR E. T. Cox Non points race only 0
NR Bobby Cropper Non points race only 0
NR Bob Finney Non points race only 0
NR Ted Foltz Non points race only 0
NR Joe Garson Non points race only 0
NR Jimmy Good Non points race only 0
NR Jim Green Non points race only 0
NR L. J. Green Non points race only 0
NR Berton Groves Non points race only 0
NR Jack Hahn Non points race only 0
NR Gordon Herring Non points race only 0
NR Shelby Hill Non points race only 0
NR Art Hillis Non points race only 0
NR Chuck Hulse Non points race only 0
NR Paul Kleinschmidt Non points race only 0
NR Charlie Lowderman Non points race only 0
NR Johnny Mauro Non points race only 0
NR Orville Nance Non points race only 0
NR Pete Pusede Non points race only 0
NR Rex Records Non points race only 0
NR Slim Roberts Non points race only 0
NR Norman Robinson Non points race only 0
NR Frank Sanborn Non points race only 0
NR Wayne Sankey Non points race only 0
NR Phil Shafer Non points race only 0
NR Bobby Unser Non points race only 0
NR Louie Unser Non points race only 0
NR Louis Unser Non points race only 0
NR Pete Woods Non points race only 0
 
Debuts Farewells
Jay Abney Van Johnson
Johnny Baldwin Roger McCluskey
Art Bisch Jim McWithey
Don Branson Orville Nance
Bob Carpenter Marvin Pifer
Bill Cheesbourg Bud Randall
Bobby Cropper Rex Records
Billy Garrett Dickie Reese
Ken Gottschalk Chuck Rodee
Roy Graham Frank Sanborn
Jim Green Gig Stephens
Jay Abney Paul Howe
Gays Biro Johnny Mauro
Bob Carpenter Ernie McCoy
Bobby Cropper Speed McFee
Edgar Elder Mel McGaughy
Dick Fraizer Roy Newman
Joe Garson Pete Pusede
Jim Green Rex Records
L. J. Green Dickie Reese
Shelby Hill Norman Robinson
Art Hillis Phil Shafer
Tommy Hinnershitz Bob Sweikert

 

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