1961 USAC National Championship Trail

A. J. Foyt - Champion

Date Race Track Miles Type Winner
4/9/61 Trenton 100 Trenton 100 PO Eddie Sachs
5/30/61 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis 500 PO A. J. Foyt
6/4/61 Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee 100 PO Rodger Ward
6/18/61 Langhorne 100 Langhorne 100 DO A. J. Foyt
8/20/61 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Milwaukee 200 PO Lloyd Ruby
8/21/61 Tony Bettenhausen Memorial Springfield 99 DO Jim Hurtubise
9/4/61 Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin 100 DO A. J. Foyt
9/9/61 Syracuse 100 Syracuse 100 DO Rodger Ward
9/16/61 Hoosier Hundred ISF 100 DO A. J. Foyt
9/24/61 Trenton 100 Trenton 100 PO Eddie Sachs
10/29/61 Golden State 100 Sacramento 100 DO Rodger Ward
11/19/61 Bobby Ball Memorial Phoenix 89 DO Parnelli Jones

Non-Championship Events

Date Race Track Miles Type Winner
7/4/61 Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak 12.42 HC Bobby Unser

 

Standing Driver Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles Points
1 A. J. Foyt 12 0 4 1 1 0 1 1 2150
2 Eddie Sachs 7 5 2 1 2 0 1 2 1760
3 Rodger Ward 11 0 3 1 2 0 0 1 1680
4 Shorty Templeman 9 1 0 2 0 1 2 1 1190
5 Al Keller 11 0 0 1 0 1 3 2 1000
6 Jim Hurtubise 11 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 939
7 Len Sutton 10 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 860
8 Bobby Marshman 12 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 769
9 Parnelli Jones 11 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 750
10 Dick Rathmann 8 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 750
11 Lloyd Ruby 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 670
12 Don Branson 12 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 530
13 Elmer George 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 470
14 Chuck Stevenson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 400
15 Roger McCluskey 10 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 370
16 A. J. Shepherd 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 360
17 Chuck Hulse 9 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 302
18 Jim McElreath 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 290
19 Cotton Farmer 6 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 260
20 Jack Brabham 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 200
21 Johnny Boyd 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 160
22 Norm Hall 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 150
23 Troy Ruttman 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 140
24 Don Davis 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 140
25 Ronnie Duman 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 128
26 Bob Christie 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 110
27 Gene Hartley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 100
28 Red Riegel 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 60
29T Len Duncan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 60
29T Ralph Liguori 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 60
31 Jiggs Peters 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 50
32 Danny Jones 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 40
33 Don Freeland 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 40
34 Allen Crowe 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 40
35 Wayne Weiler 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 30
36 Bruce Jacobi 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 30
37 Bob Cleberg 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 30
38 Rex Easton 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 22
39 Bud Tingelstad 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 20
40 Eddie Johnson 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 20
41 Bob Mathouser 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 20
42 Dempsey Wilson 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 10
43 Jack Turner 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 10
NR Bill Cheesbourg 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0
NR Don Horvath 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0
NR Leroy Neumayer 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0
NR Paul Goldsmith 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Keith Rachwitz 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0
NR Jack Rounds 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0
NR Bob Veith 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0
NR Ray Wearne 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0
NR Leon Clum 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0
NR Tony Bettenhausen 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 1 0
NR Tommy Copp 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0
NR Johnny Coy 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0
NR Ernie Koch 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0
NR Ebb Rose 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 0
NR Cliff Griffith 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0
NR Jim Rathmann 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 0
NR Jimmy Daywalt 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 0
NR Bobby Grim 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 0
NR Chuck Arnold 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Harry Beck 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Tony Bonadies 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bert Brooks 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Ray Brown 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Duane Carter 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Beau Clerke 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jack Conely 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Russ Congdon 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Ray Crawford 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jimmy Davies 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jack Ensley 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Vern Harriman 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jim Hemmings 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bill Hyde 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Ed Kostenuk 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Russ Long 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Mike Magill 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jim McWithey 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Al Pombo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bill Randall 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Hal Rettberg 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Chuck Rodee 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Tony Romit 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Paul Russo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Cliff Spalding 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bud Sterrett 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bob Wente 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Chuck Weyant 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Malcolm Brazier Non points race only 0
NR Bob Daly Non points race only 0
NR Ted Foltz Non points race only 0
NR Ken Franks 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 Orville Nance Non points race only 0
NR Thurel Novotny Non points race only 0
NR Clyde McFarlin Non points race only 0
NR Slim Roberts Non points race only 0
NR Wayne Sankey 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 Wes Vandervoort Non points race only 0
NR Roy Walker Non points race only 0
 
Debuts Farewells
Harry Beck
Jack Brabham
Bert Brooks
Ray Brown
Jack Conely
Ronnie Duman
Vern Harriman
Ed Kostenuk
Russ Long
Bob Mathouser
Jim McElreath
Leroy Neumayer
Al Pombo
Keith Rachwitz
Hal Rettberg
Red Riegel
Wes Vandervoort
Ray Wearne
Harry Beck
Tony Bettenhausen
Tony Bonadies
Bert Brooks
Bob Cleberg
Beau Clerke
Len Duncan
Rex Easton
Ken Franks
Vern Harriman
Bill Hyde
Danny Jones
Al Keller
Earl Kouba
Russ Long
Mike Magill
Jim McWithey
Al Pombo
Tony Romit
Jack Rounds
A. J. Shepherd
Cliff Spalding
Bud Sterrett
Wayne Weiler

 

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