1962 USAC National Championship Trail

Rodger Ward - Champion

Date Race Track Miles Type Winner
4/8/62 Trenton 100 Trenton 100 PO A. J. Foyt
5/30/62 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis 500 PO Rodger Ward
6/10/62 Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee 100 PO A. J. Foyt
7/1/62 Langhorne 100 Langhorne 100 DO A. J. Foyt
7/22/62 Trenton 150 Trenton 142 PO Rodger Ward
8/19/62 Tony Bettenhausen Memorial Springfield 100 DO Jim Hurtubise
8/20/62 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Milwaukee 200 PO Rodger Ward
8/26/62 Langhorne 100 Langhorne 100 DO Don Branson
9/8/62 Syracuse 100 Syracuse 100 DO Rodger Ward
9/15/62 Hoosier Hundred ISF 100 DO Parnelli Jones
9/23/62 Trenton 200 Trenton 200 PO Don Branson
10/28/62 Golden State 100 Sacramento 100 DO A. J. Foyt
11/18/62 Bobby Ball Memorial Phoenix 51 DO Bobby Marshman

Non-Championship Events

Date Race Track Miles Type Winner
7/4/62 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 Rodger Ward 9 0 4 0 1 1 2 0 2460
2 A. J. Foyt 13 0 4 3 0 2 0 5 1950
3 Parnelli Jones 13 0 1 4 1 2 1 4 1760
4 Don Branson 13 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 1700
5 Bobby Marshman 13 0 1 0 2 1 2 1 1581
6 Jim Hurtubise 13 0 1 1 2 2 2 1 1340
7 Len Sutton 7 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1250
8 Jim McElreath 12 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1210
9 Eddie Sachs 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1060
10 Don Davis 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 960
11 Lloyd Ruby 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 700
12 Roger McCluskey 12 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 690
13 Ronnie Duman 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 405
14 Allen Crowe 8 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 305
15 Troy Ruttman 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 280
16 Bud Tingelstad 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 240
17 Chuck Hulse 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 230
18 Elmer George 8 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 229
19 Jim Rathmann 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 200
20 Johnny Boyd 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 150
21 Shorty Templeman 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 140
22 Cotton Farmer 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 100
23 Bobby Grim 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 95
24 Bob Mathouser 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 85
25 Johnny Rutherford 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 80
26 Bruce Jacobi 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 75
27 Bobby Marvin 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 70
28 Ernie Koch 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 70
29 Chuck Rodee 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 60
30 Chuck Booth 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 40
31 Bob Veith 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 40
32 Don Freeland 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 30
33 Bill Cheesbourg 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 30
34 Jiggs Peters 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 20
35 Red Riegel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 20
36 Keith Rachwitz 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 10
37 Ralph Liguori 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 10
38 Colby Scroggin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 10
39 Dempsey Wilson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 10
NR Roy Graham 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0
NR Leroy Neumayer 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Jack Conely 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Chuck Arnold 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Al Miller (Krulac) 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Ebb Rose 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Johnny Coy 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0
NR Ed Kostenuk 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0
NR Dick Rathmann 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0
NR Bob Christie 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0
NR Art Malone 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0
NR Jack Turner 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0
NR Eddie Johnson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0
NR Dan Gurney 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0
NR Jim Hemmings 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0
NR Jimmy Daywalt 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0
NR Bill Randall 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0
NR Paul Goldsmith 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0
NR Gene Hartley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 0
NR Paul Russo 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 0
NR Ray Brown 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Duane Carter 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Leon Clum 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Russ Congdon 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Tommy Copp 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Chuck Daigh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jack Ensley 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jack Fairman 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Cliff Griffith 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Norm Hall 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Herb Hill 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Mike McGreevy 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR George Morris 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Howard Osborn 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Hugh Randall 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Buzz Rose 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Gig Stephens 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Chuck Stevenson 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Curtis Turner 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bobby Unser 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Ray Wearne 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Chuck Weyant 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Carl Williams 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Malcolm Brazier Non points race only 0
NR James Curley Non points race only 0
NR Ken Davis Non points race only 0
NR Ted Foltz 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 Jerry Kemp Non points race only 0
NR Paul Kleinschmidt Non points race only 0
NR Gilbert Ligon Non points race only 0
NR Charlie Lowderman Non points race only 0
NR Clyde McFarlin Non points race only 0
NR Bob Nance Non points race only 0
NR Orville Nance Non points race only 0
NR Thurel Novotny Non points race only 0
NR Slim Roberts Non points race only 0
NR Vern Root Non points race only 0
NR Wayne Sankey Non points race only 0
NR Al Unser Non points race only 0
NR Louis Unser Non points race only 0
NR Wes Vandervoort Non points race only 0
NR Rick Vermillion Non points race only 0
NR Roy Walker Non points race only 0
NR Clark Yowell Non points race only 0
 
Debuts Farewells
Chuck Booth
James Curley
Ken Davis
Dan Gurney
Jerry Kemp
Art Malone
Bobby Marvin
Al Miller
Bob Nance
Howard Osborn
Hugh Randall
Vern Root
Buzz Rose
Johnny Rutherford
Rick Vermillion
Carl Williams
Clark Yowell
Ray Brown
Leon Clum
Russ Congdon
James Curley
Chuck Daigh
Don Davis
Ken Davis
Jack Ensley
Jack Fairman
Roy Graham
Jim Hemmings
Jerry Kemp
Bobby Marvin
Bob Nance
Leroy Neumayer
Bill Randall
Hugh Randall
Buzz Rose
Wayne Sankey
Shorty Templeman
Chuck Weyant
Ray Wearne

 

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