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USAC National Championship 1961 standings

Championship points standings for the USAC National Championship 1961

PositionDriverTeamCarEngineTyresPoints
1.Flag A.J. FoytBignottiKurtis (Offenhauser)
Trevis (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Meskowski D (Offenhauser)






2150
2.Flag Eddie SachsDean Van LinesEwing D (Offenhauser)
Ewing (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)






1760
3.Flag Rodger WardLeader Card, Dean Van Lines Watson (Offenhauser)
Watson D (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)




1680
4.Flag Shorty (Clark) TemplemanBill Forbes RacingMeskowski (Offenhauser)
Meskowski D (Offenhauser)


1190
5.Flag Al KellerBruce HomeyerPhilipp (Offenhauser)
Philipp D
(Offenhauser)




1000
6.Flag Jim HurtubiseSterling Plumbing, Norm Demler, Hopkins RacingKuzma (Offenhauser)
Epperly (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)




939
7.Flag Len SuttonSalemi & Rini Racing Enterprises, Central Excavating, Vatis Enterprises, Jewett-CameronVollstedt (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Vollstedt D (Offenhauser)










860
8.Flag Bobby MarshmanIddings, Hoover Motor Express, Competition EngineeringMeyer (Offenhauser)
Epperly (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)




769
9.Flag Rufus Parnell JonesAgajanianLesovsky (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)


750
10.Flag Dick RathmannBill Forbes Racing, Jim Robbins, Henry Allen Chapman, Hopkins Racing, Fred GerhardtMeskowski D (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)






750
11.Flag Lloyd RubyHopkins Racing, John Zink Trackburner, Osborn, Central Excavating, Salemi & Rini Racing EnterprisesEpperly (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)




670
12.Flag Don BransonHoover Motor Express, Hopkins RacingKuzma D (Offenhauser)
Epperly (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)




530
13.Flag Elmer GeorgeHOWWatson D (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)




470
14.Flag Chuck StevensonC&H SupplyEpperly (Offenhauser)
400
15.Flag Roger McCluskeyFike Plumbing, Racing Associates, Meyer Speedway Racing, Hoover Motor Express, SclaviPorter (Offenhauser)
Moore (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)
Silnes (Offenhauser)








370
16.Flag Alvin Junior ShepherdWheeler-Foutch, Ernest Ruiz, SclaviKurtis (Offenhauser)
Christiansen (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Silnes (Offenhauser)






360
17.Flag Chuck HulseVatis Enterprises, John Zink TrackburnerKurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)


302
18.Flag Jim McElreathHopkins Racing, Central Excavating, Fred GerhardtKuzma (Offenhauser)
Kuzma D (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)




290
19.Flag Alvin FarmerWindmill Trucking, Central ExcavatingSilnes (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)


260
20.Flag Jack BrabhamCooper CarsCooper (Climax)
200
21.Flag Johnny BoydLeader CardWatson (Offenhauser)
Watson D (Offenhauser)


160
22.Flag Norm HallFederal EngineeringKurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
150
23.Flag Troy RuttmanJohn Zink TrackburnerWatson D (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)


140
24.Flag Don DavisTrevis & Morcroft, Art Koopman, Henry Allen Chapman, Fike PlumbingTrevis (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)






140
25.Flag Ronnie DumanWyandotte ToolMeskowski (Offenhauser)
128
26.Flag Bob ChristieWilliam Tucker, Dean Van LinesKuzma (Offenhauser)
Kurtis (Offenhauser)


110
27.Flag Gene HartleyJohn ChalikTrevis (Offenhauser)
100
28.Flag Red RiegelVargo, Windmill TruckingKurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
Silnes (Offenhauser)


60
29.Flag Len DuncanStearly Motor FreightLesovsky D (Offenhauser)
60
29.Flag Ralph LiguoriArt KoopmanLesovsky (Offenhauser)
60
31.Flag Jiggs (Fred) PetersRay BradyKurtis 4000D (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)


50
32.Flag Danny JonesJoe Hunt MagnetoLesovsky (Offenhauser)
40
33.Flag Don FreelandFred GerhardtKurtis (Offenhauser)
40
34.Flag Allen CroweFederal Engineering, Iddings, Stearly Motor FreightKurtis Offenhauser)
Meyer (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)




40
35.Flag Wayne WeilerHopkins RacingWatson (Offenhauser)
Epperly (Offenhauser)


30
36.Flag Bruce JacobiHardenRusso/Nichel (Offenhauser)
30
37.Flag Bob ClebergSclaviSilnes (Offenhauser)
30
38.Flag Rex EastonStearly Motor FreightLesovsky (Offenhauser)
22
39.Flag Bud (Melvin Joseph) TingelstadFederal EngineeringKurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)


20
40.Flag Eddie JohnsonSclavi, Jim RobbinsSilnes D (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)


20
41.Flag Bob MathouserHank Blum EngineeringBlum (Offenhauser)
20
42.Flag Dempsey WilsonLysle GreenmanKuzma (Offenhauser)
10
43.Flag Jack TurnerFred GerhardtKurtis (Offenhauser)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)




10
Flag Tony BettenhausenHopkins RacingKuzma D (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Bill CheesbourgDean Van Lines, Edgar ElderKuzma (Offenhauser)
Elder (Offenhauser)


0
Flag Leon L ClumCompetition EngineeringKurtis (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Tommy CoppShannon BrothersWatts (Offenhauser)
0
Flag John Coy (Barbaro)Hall-MarCurtis (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Jimmy DaywaltOllie PratherKurtis 500G (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Paul GoldsmithRacing AssociatesLesovsky (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Cliff GriffithEdgar ElderElder (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Bobby GrimThompson IndustriesWatson (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Donald Ivan HorvathBruce BrommeBromme (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Ernie KochJewett-CameronVollstedt (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Leroy Anthony NeumayerVatis EnterprisesKurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Keith RachwitzJoe Hunt MagnetoLesovsky (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Jim RathmannKen-PaulWatson (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Jesse Ebb RoseMeyer Speedway RacingPorter (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Jack RoundsBruce Homeyer, Central ExcavatingPhilipp (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)


0
Flag Bob VeithShaler RisloneEpperly (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Ray WearneConnor's Speed ShopKurtis 3000 (Chrysler)
0
Driver
Number
Most race winsFlag A.J. Foyt
4
Most pole positionsFlag Eddie Sachs
2
Flag Al Keller
2
Most podium positionsFlag A.J. Foyt
6
Flag Rodger Ward
6
Most podium positions without a winFlag Bobby Marshman
2
Flag Shorty (Clark) Templeman
2
Flag Dick Rathmann
2

Nationality of participating drivers

%CountryDriversNumber
98.4%U.S.A.Flag Tony Bettenhausen, Bob Veith, Johnny Boyd, Don Freeland, Rodger Ward, Jimmy Daywalt, Jiggs (Fred) Peters, Elmer George, Shorty (Clark) Templeman, Gene Hartley, Eddie Sachs, Jack Turner, Len Duncan, Eddie Johnson, Jim Rathmann, Al Keller, Rex Easton, Len Sutton, Dick Rathmann, Cliff Griffith, Don Branson, Bill Cheesbourg, Dempsey Wilson, Bob Christie, Troy Ruttman, Chuck Stevenson, A.J. Foyt, Jim McElreath, Roger McCluskey, Jim Hurtubise, Bobby Marshman, Rufus Parnell Jones, Lloyd Ruby, Alvin Junior Shepherd, Alvin Farmer, Norm Hall, Don Davis, Ronnie Duman, Red Riegel, Ralph Liguori, Danny Jones, Allen Crowe, Wayne Weiler, Bruce Jacobi, Bob Cleberg, Bud (Melvin Joseph) Tingelstad, Bob Mathouser, Donald Ivan Horvath, Leroy Anthony Neumayer, Paul Goldsmith, Keith Rachwitz, Jack Rounds, Ray Wearne, Leon L Clum, Chuck Hulse, Tommy Copp, John Coy (Barbaro), Bobby Grim, Ernie Koch, Jesse Ebb Rose60
1.6%AustraliaFlag Jack Brabham1

Individual driver statistics for the 1961 USAC National Championship

DriverAgeRacesWinsPodiumsPolesFastest laps
Bettenhausen, TonyFlag 44 y/o1001
Boyd, JohnnyFlag 34 y/o4000
Brabham, JackFlag 35 y/o1000
Branson, DonFlag 41 y/o12011
Cheesbourg, BillFlag 34 y/o2000
Christie, BobFlag 37 y/o4000
Cleberg, BobFlag 32 y/o1000
Clum, Leon LFlag 37 y/o1000
Copp, TommyFlag 34 y/o1000
Coy (Barbaro), JohnFlag 36 y/o2000
Crowe, AllenFlag 32 y/o5000
Davis, DonFlag 27 y/o9000
Daywalt, JimmyFlag 36 y/o1000
Duman, RonnieFlag 32 y/o5000
Duncan, LenFlag 49 y/o1000
Easton, RexFlag 47 y/o1000
Farmer, AlvinFlag 32 y/o6000
Foyt, A.J.Flag 26 y/o12461
Freeland, DonFlag 36 y/o1000
George, ElmerFlag 32 y/o9000
Goldsmith, PaulFlag 35 y/o2000
Griffith, CliffFlag 45 y/o1000
Grim, BobbyFlag 36 y/o1000
Hall, NormFlag 35 y/o1000
Hartley, GeneFlag 35 y/o1000
Horvath, Donald IvanFlag 26 y/o1000
Hulse, ChuckFlag 33 y/o9000
Hurtubise, JimFlag 28 y/o11141
Jacobi, BruceFlag 26 y/o2000
Johnson, EddieFlag 42 y/o2000
Jones, DannyFlag 26 y/o2000
Jones, Rufus ParnellFlag 27 y/o11131
Keller, AlFlag 41 y/o11012
Koch, ErnieFlag 37 y/o1000
Liguori, RalphFlag 34 y/o1000
Marshman, BobbyFlag 24 y/o12020
Mathouser, BobFlag 35 y/o1000
McCluskey, RogerFlag 30 y/o10000
McElreath, JimFlag 33 y/o4000
Neumayer, Leroy AnthonyFlag 30 y/o1000
Peters, Jiggs (Fred)Flag 40 y/o2000
Rachwitz, KeithFlag 36 y/o1000
Rathmann, DickFlag 35 y/o8021
Rathmann, JimFlag 32 y/o1000
Riegel, RedFlag 29 y/o3000
Rose, Jesse EbbFlag 36 y/o2000
Rounds, JackFlag 30 y/o2000
Ruby, LloydFlag 33 y/o7110
Ruttman, TroyFlag 31 y/o3010
Sachs, EddieFlag 34 y/o7252
Shepherd, Alvin JuniorFlag 35 y/o6000
Stevenson, ChuckFlag 41 y/o1000
Sutton, LenFlag 35 y/o10010
Templeman, Shorty (Clark)Flag 41 y/o9021
Tingelstad, Bud (Melvin Joseph)Flag 33 y/o2000
Turner, JackFlag 41 y/o3000
Veith, BobFlag 36 y/o2000
Ward, RodgerFlag 40 y/o11361
Wearne, RayFlag n/a1000
Weiler, WayneFlag 26 y/o2000
Wilson, DempseyFlag 34 y/o4000
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