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USAC National Championship 1959 standings

Championship points standings for the USAC National Championship 1959

PositionDriverTeamCarEngineTyresPoints
1.Flag Rodger WardLeader CardWatson (Offenhauser)
2400
2.Flag Tony BettenhausenCentral Excavating, Hoover Motor Express, Racing Associates, Dean Van Lines, Hopkins RacingMoore (Offenhauser)
Epperly (Offenhauser)
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)








1430
3.Flag Johnny ThomsonRacing Associates Lesovsky (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)


1400
4.Flag Jim RathmannHopkins RacingEpperly (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)


1154.8
5.Flag A.J. FoytDean Van Lines, Racing AssociatesKuzma (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)


910.2
6.Flag Eddie SachsPeter Schmidt, Competition EngineeringMeskowski D (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)






797
7.Flag Don BransonBob EstesPhillips D (Offenhauser)
Phillips (Offenhauser)


780
8.Flag Johnny BoydBignottiEpperly (Offenhauser)
760
9.Flag Len SuttonWolcott Memorial Racing, Central ExcavatingLesovsky (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky D (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)






520
10.Flag Paul GoldsmithNorm Demler, Dean Van LinesEpperly (Offenhauser)
500
11.Flag Don FreelandJim Robbins, Leader Card, Ridgewood Builders, BignottiPhillips (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500G (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500J (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)








480
12.Flag Bobby GrimChapman Root, Hopkins Racing, BignottiKurtis 500G (Offenhauser)
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky D (Offenhauser)






480
13.Flag Gene ForceShannon Brothers, Sclavi & Amos, Tiz-SoSilnes (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Watts (Offenhauser)
Silnes D (Offenhauser)






450
14.Flag Jim McWitheyRay Brady, Wolcott Memorial RacingKurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky D (Offenhauser)




450
15.Flag Eddie JohnsonDonaldson, Hardwood DoorKurtis 500G (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000D (Offenhauser)


390
16.Flag Dick RathmannCHapman Root, Kalamazoo Sports, Hardwood DoorKurtis 500G (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)






370
17.Flag Bob VeithJohn Zink Heater, Tiz-So, Ernest RuizSilnes D (Offenhauser)
Moore (Offenhauser)
Shilala (Offenhauser)




340
18.Flag Duane CarterSmokey Yunick, Stearly Motor FreightKurtis (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)


310
19.Flag Al KellerCentral Excavating, H.H. Johnson, HOWWatson (Offenhauser)
Watson D (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)




300
20.Flag Charles Water LarsonBignottiKurtis 500G (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500J (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky D (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)






280
21.Flag Jim HurtubiseRacing AssociatesLesovsky (Offenhauser)
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)


260
22.Flag Shorty (Clark) TemplemanDrewry's, Federal EngineeringKuzma (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 D (Offenhauser)




250
23.Flag Jack TurnerErnest Ruiz, Stearly Motor FreightChristain (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky D (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)




250
24.Flag Ed ElisianHOW, Hart Fullerton, Hopkins Racing, Ernest RuizWatson D (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Christain (Offenhauser)






240
25.Flag Elmer GeorgeHOWKuzma (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)


233
26.Flag Van JohnsonRay Brady, VargoKurtis 4000 D (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)


230
27.Flag Paul RussoBardahl/ Fred GerhardtKurtis 500G (Offenhauser)
200
28.Flag Wayne WeilerHOW, Fike PlumbingWatson D (Offenhaser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000D (Offenhauser)






190
29.Flag Chuck WeyantRoy McKay, Leitenberger, Wyandotte Tool, Dunn EngineeringKurtis 500J (Offenhauser)
Silnes/Sherman (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Dunn (Offenhauser)






170
30.Flag Bill HomeierVatis EnterprisesKurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
165
31.Flag Alvin FarmerWyandotte Tool, Stearly Motor FreightKurtis 4000D (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)


160
32.Flag Jimmy DaviesGreenman-Casale, Stearly Motor FreightLesovsky (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)


140
33.Flag Bob ChristieFederal EngineeringKurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
140
34.Flag Ralph LiguoriChapman Root, Hall-Mar, Bill Forbes RacingKuzma (Offenhauser)
Curtis (Offenhauser)


130
35.Flag George AmickBignottiEpperly (Offenhauser)
120
35.Flag Rex EastonStearly Motor FreightLesovsky (Offenhauser)
120
37.Flag Jim (James R) PackardGlessnerSilnes D (Offenhauser)
Silnes (Offenhauser)


120
38.Flag Chuck ArnoldHall-Mar, DonaldsonCurtis (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500G (Offenhauser)


100
39.Flag Gene HartleyR.T. Marley, Hoover Motor ExpressKuzma (Offenhauser)
Epperly (Offenhauser)


100
40.Flag Bill CheesbourgWright-Knight, Greenman-Casale, Braund PlywoodKurtis 4000D (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Epperly (Offenhauser)




80
41.Flag Jerry UnserLeitenberger Silnes/Sherman D (Offenhauser)
50
42.Flag Pat FlahertyJohn Zink Heater,Watson (Offenhauser)
Moore (Offenhauser)


40
43.Flag Joseph J BarzdaHardenRusso/Nichels D (Offenhauser)
40
44.Flag Bill (William) HydeScovellKurtis 2000 (Offenhauser)
40
45.Flag Buddy CagleJohn Zink HeaterWatson D (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)


30
46.Flag Jack RoundsFike PlumbingKurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
30
47.Flag Lee (Leo) DrollingerShaheenHill (Offenhauser)
20
48.Flag Dempsey WilsonHoyt Machine, Federal Engineering, Central Excavating, Bardahl/ Fred Gerhardt,Kurtis 4000D (Offenhauser)
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 500G (Offenhauser)








10
49.Flag Len DuncanMidwest ManufacturingLesovsky D (Offenhauser)
10
49.Flag Johnnie TolanGreenman-CasaleKuzma (Offenhauser)
10
Flag Richard AmickWheeler-FoutchKurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Tony BonadiesVatis EnterprisesKurtis 4000D (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Jimmy BryanSalihSalih (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Bob ClebergBraund PlywoodEpperly (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Russ CongdonHall-MarCurtis (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Ray CrawfordCrawfordElder (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Jimmy DaywaltFederal EngineeringKurtis 500E (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Al HermanDunn Engineering Dunn (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Chuck HulseBlum EngineeringBlum (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Johnny KayHardenRusso/Nichels (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Dick LinderVargoKurtis 4000D (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Mike MagillDayton SteelSutton (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Bob McLeanShannon BrothersWatts (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Bill RandallSafety Auto GlassKurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Lloyd RubyTexas Racing Club, John Zink HeaterTurner (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)


0
Flag Bob (Robert) SchroederMidwest ManufacturingLesovsky D (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Leonard StephensLeitenbergerSilnes (Offenhauser)
0
Driver
Number
Most race winsFlag Rodger Ward
4
Most pole positionsFlag Don Branson
3
Flag Johnny Thomson
3
Most podium positionsFlag Rodger Ward
8
Most podium positions without a winFlag Don Branson
3
Flag A.J. Foyt
3

Nationality of participating drivers

%CountryDriversNumber
100%U.S.A.Flag Tony Bettenhausen, Paul Russo, Jimmy Bryan, Johnny Thomson, Jimmy Davies, Pat Flaherty, George Amick, Al Herman, Bob Veith, Johnny Boyd, Don Freeland, Rodger Ward, Jimmy Daywalt, Mike Magill, Tony Bonadies, Ed Elisian, Jerry Unser, Duane Carter, Johnnie Tolan, Johnny Kay, Elmer George, Bill Homeier, Shorty (Clark) Templeman, Gene Hartley, Chuck Weyant, Eddie Sachs, Jack Turner, Buddy Cagle, Len Duncan, Eddie Johnson, Jim Rathmann, Al Keller, Rex Easton, Len Sutton, Ray Crawford, Dick Rathmann, Charles Water Larson, Jim McWithey, Don Branson, Bill Cheesbourg, Dempsey Wilson, Bob Christie, Van Johnson, Gene Force, A.J. Foyt, Bobby Grim, Paul Goldsmith, Jim Hurtubise, Wayne Weiler, Alvin Farmer, Ralph Liguori, Jim (James R) Packard, Chuck Arnold, Joseph J Barzda, Bill (William) Hyde, Jack Rounds, Lee (Leo) Drollinger, Lloyd Ruby, Chuck Hulse, Richard Amick, Bob Cleberg, Russ Congdon, Dick Linder, Bob McLean, Bill Randall, Bob (Robert) Schroeder, Leonard Stephens67

Individual driver statistics for the 1959 USAC National Championship

DriverAgeRacesWinsPodiumsPolesFastest laps
Amick, GeorgeFlag 34 y/o1000
Amick, RichardFlag 30 y/o2000
Arnold, ChuckFlag 33 y/o4000
Barzda, Joseph JFlag 44 y/o2000
Bettenhausen, TonyFlag 42 y/o13240
Bonadies, TonyFlag 42 y/o2000
Boyd, JohnnyFlag 32 y/o3010
Branson, DonFlag 39 y/o12033
Bryan, JimmyFlag 33 y/o1000
Cagle, BuddyFlag 28 y/o2000
Carter, DuaneFlag 46 y/o2000
Cheesbourg, BillFlag 32 y/o7000
Christie, BobFlag 35 y/o3010
Cleberg, BobFlag 30 y/o2000
Congdon, RussFlag 34 y/o1000
Crawford, RayFlag 43 y/o1000
Davies, JimmyFlag 29 y/o3010
Daywalt, JimmyFlag 34 y/o1000
Drollinger, Lee (Leo)Flag 32 y/o2000
Duncan, LenFlag 47 y/o1000
Easton, RexFlag 45 y/o1000
Elisian, EdFlag 32 y/o4010
Farmer, AlvinFlag 30 y/o2010
Flaherty, PatFlag 33 y/o4000
Force, GeneFlag 43 y/o8010
Foyt, A.J.Flag 24 y/o10030
Freeland, DonFlag 34 y/o8010
George, ElmerFlag 30 y/o3000
Goldsmith, PaulFlag 33 y/o2000
Grim, BobbyFlag 34 y/o11000
Hartley, GeneFlag 33 y/o2000
Herman, AlFlag 32 y/o1000
Homeier, BillFlag 40 y/o4000
Hulse, ChuckFlag 31 y/o1000
Hurtubise, JimFlag 26 y/o3110
Hyde, Bill (William)Flag n/a1000
Johnson, EddieFlag 40 y/o3010
Johnson, VanFlag 32 y/o2110
Kay, JohnnyFlag 36 y/o1000
Keller, AlFlag 39 y/o5010
Larson, Charles WaterFlag 36 y/o4011
Liguori, RalphFlag 32 y/o3000
Linder, DickFlag 36 y/o1000
Magill, MikeFlag 39 y/o1000
McLean, BobFlag 25 y/o2000
McWithey, JimFlag 31 y/o8000
Packard, Jim (James R)Flag 27 y/o10000
Randall, BillFlag 41 y/o2000
Rathmann, DickFlag 33 y/o6001
Rathmann, JimFlag 30 y/o4120
Rounds, JackFlag 28 y/o1000
Ruby, LloydFlag 31 y/o4001
Russo, PaulFlag 45 y/o1000
Sachs, EddieFlag 32 y/o12231
Schroeder, Bob (Robert)Flag 32 y/o1000
Stephens, LeonardFlag 33 y/o1000
Sutton, LenFlag 33 y/o13110
Templeman, Shorty (Clark)Flag 39 y/o7001
Thomson, JohnnyFlag 37 y/o8133
Tolan, JohnnieFlag 41 y/o1000
Turner, JackFlag 39 y/o4000
Unser, JerryFlag 26 y/o1000
Veith, BobFlag 34 y/o7000
Ward, RodgerFlag 38 y/o12481
Weiler, WayneFlag 24 y/o6001
Weyant, ChuckFlag 36 y/o6000
Wilson, DempseyFlag 32 y/o5000
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