1959 USAC National Championship Trail

Rodger Ward - Champion

Date Race Track Miles Type Winner
4/4/59 Daytona 100 Daytona 100 PO Jim Rathmann
4/19/59 Race of Champions Trenton 87 PO Tony Bettenhausen
5/30/59 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis 500 PO Rodger Ward
6/7/59 Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee 100 PO Johnny Thomson
6/14/59 Langhorne 100 Langhorne 100 DO Van Johnson
8/22/59 Springfield 100 Springfield 100 DO Len Sutton
8/30/59 Milwaukee 200 Milwaukee 200 PO Rodger Ward
9/7/59 Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin 100 DO Rodger Ward
9/12/59 Syracuse 100 Syracuse 100 DO Eddie Sachs
9/19/59 Hoosier Hundred ISF 100 DO Rodger Ward
9/27/59 Trenton 100 Trenton 100 PO Eddie Sachs
10/18/59 Bobby Ball Memorial Phoenix 100 DO Tony Bettenhausen
10/25/59 Golden State 100 Sacramento 100 DO Jim Hurtubise

Non-Championship Events

Date Race Track Miles Type Winner
4/4/59 USAC/FIA Formula Libre Race Daytona 50 PO Jim Rathmann
7/4/59 Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak 12.42 HC Bobby Unser
7/19/59 Indianapolis Sweepstakes Williams Grove 6.5 DO Rodger Ward

 

Standing Driver Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles Points
1 Rodger Ward 12 0 4 2 2 0 0 1 2400
2 Tony Bettenhausen 13 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1430
3 Johnny Thomson 8 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 1400
4 Jim Rathmann 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 1154.8
5 A. J. Foyt 10 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 910.2
6 Eddie Sachs 12 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 797
7 Don Branson 12 1 0 3 0 0 2 3 780
8 Johnny Boyd 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 760
9 Len Sutton 13 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 520
10 Paul Goldsmith 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 500
11 Don Freeland 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 480
12 Bobby Grim 11 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 480
13 Gene Force 8 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 450
14 Jim McWithey 8 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 450
15 Eddie Johnson 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 390
16 Dick Rathmann 6 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 370
17 Bob Veith 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 340
18 Duane Carter 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 310
19 Al Keller 5 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 300
20 Jud Larson 4 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 280
21 Jim Hurtubise 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 260
22 Shorty Templeman 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 250
23 Jack Turner 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 250
24 Ed Elisian 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 240
25 Elmer George 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 233
26 Van Johnson 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 230
27 Paul Russo 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 200
28 Wayne Weiler 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 190
29 Chuck Weyant 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 170
30 Bill Homeier 4 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 165
31 Cotton Farmer 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 160
32 Jimmy Davies 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 140
33 Bob Christie 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 140
34 Ralph Liguori 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 130
35T George Amick 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 120
35T Rex Easton 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 120
37 Jim Packard 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 120
38 Chuck Arnold 4 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 100
39 Gene Hartley 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 100
40 Bill Cheesbourg 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 80
41 Jerry Unser 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 50
42 Pat Flaherty 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 40
43 Joe Barzda 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 40
44 Bill Hyde 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 40
45 Buddy Cagle 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 30
46 Jack Rounds 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 30
47 Lee Drollinger 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 20
48 Dempsey Wilson 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 10
49T Len Duncan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 10
49T Johnnie Tolan 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 10
NR Lloyd Ruby 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0
NR Al Herman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0
NR Chuck Hulse 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0
NR Bob Cleberg 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Bob McLean 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Jimmy Daywalt 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Dick Linder 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Bill Randall 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Russ Congdon 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0
NR Gig Stephens 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0
NR Tony Bonadies 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0
NR Johnny Kay 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0
NR Bob Schroeder 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0
NR Ray Crawford 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 0
NR Mike Magill 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 0
NR Red Amick 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 0
NR Jimmy Bryan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 0
NR Leon Clum 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bob Cortner 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Chuck Daigh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Don Davis 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Don Edmunds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jack Ensley 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Andy Furci 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Norm Hall 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Herb Hill 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Ernie Koch 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Johnny Moorhouse 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR George Morris 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Earl Motter 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Johnnie Parsons 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Chuck Rodee 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Eddie Russo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bob Said 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bob Wente 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Johnny Wood 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jerry Carlson Non points race only 0
NR Beau Clerke Non points race only 0
NR E. T. Cox Non points race only 0
NR Bob Finney Non points race only 0
NR Ted Foltz Non points race only 0
NR Jimmy Good Non points race only 0
NR Jack Hahn Non points race only 0
NR Gordon Herring Non points race only 0
NR Paul Kleinschmidt Non points race only 0
NR Earl Kouba Non points race only 0
NR Bill Lacy Non points race only 0
NR Charlie Lowderman Non points race only 0
NR Clyde McFarlin Non points race only 0
NR Dan Morgan Non points race only 0
NR Paul Moyers Non points race only 0
NR Bill Mytan Non points race only 0
NR Orville Nance Non points race only 0
NR Slim Roberts Non points race only 0
NR Wayne Sankey Non points race only 0
NR Les Scott Non points race only 0
NR Al Unser Non points race only 0
NR Bobby Unser Non points race only 0
NR Louis Unser Non points race only 0
NR Ross Van Etten Non points race only 0
NR Roy Walker Non points race only 0
NR R. D. Whittington Non points race only 0
 
Debuts Farewells
Bob Cleberg
Beau Clerke
Leon Clum
Russ Congdon
Chuck Daigh
Don Davis
Lee Drollinger
Cotton Farmer
Herb Hill
Jim Hurtubise
Bill Lacy
Bob McLean
Johnny Moorhouse
George Morris
Jack Rounds
Bob Said
Les Scott
Al Unser
Ross Van Etten
Bob Wente
Johnny Wood
George Amick
Joe Barzda
Buddy Cagle
Jerry Carlson
Bob Cortner
E. T. Cox
Don Edmunds
Ed Elisian
Bob Finney
Andy Furci
Jimmy Good
Van Johnson
Johnny Kay
Dick Linder
Johnny Moorhouse
Earl Motter
Johnnie Parsons
Bob Said
Bob Schroeder
Les Scott
Jerry Unser
Louie Unser
Ross Van Etten
R. D. Whittington
Johnny Wood

 

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