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USAC National Championship 1965 standings

Championship points standings for the USAC National Championship 1965

PositionDriverTeamCarEngineTyresPoints
1.Flag Mario AndrettiDean Van LinesBlum (Offenhauser)
Brawner Hawk RE (Ford)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)




3110
2.Flag A.J. FoytAnsted-Thompson RacingLotus RE (Ford)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Meskowski D (Offenhauser)




2500
3.Flag Jim McElreathZink-Urschel TrackburnerMoore (Offenhauser)
Meskowski D (Offenhauser)
Brabham RE (Offenhauser)




2035
4.Flag Don BransonLeader Card RacersWatson (Offenhauser)
Watson RE (Offenhauser)
Watson D (Offenhauser)




1875
5.Flag Gordon JohncockWeinberger Homes, Pete SalemiWatson (Offenhauser)
Blum D (Offenhauser)
Gerhardt RE (Offenhauser)
Blum (Offenhauser)






1540
6.Flag Joe LeonardAll American Racers, Leader Card RacersHalibrand (Ford)
Watson (Ford)


1415
7.Flag Bobby UnserGordon van Liew, STP Gas TreatmentKuzma (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Huffaker (Offenhauser)
Ferguson (Novi)






1402
8.Flag Roger McCluskeyAll American Racers, Weinberger HomesHalibrand RE (Ford)
Lotus RE (Ford)
Blum (Offenhauser)




1060
9.Flag Charles Water LarsonLeader Card Racers, Federal EngineeringWatson D (Offenhauser)
Meskowski D (Offenhauser)
Trevis (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Brooks RE (Offenhauser)








1028
10.Flag Rufus Parnell JonesAgajanian HurstKuzma/Lotus 34 (Ford)
Watson (Offenhauser)


1000
11.Flag Jim ClarkLotus Powered by FordLotus 38 (Ford)
1000
12.Flag Johnny RutherfordRacing Associates, Leader Card Racers, Beletsky, HarrisonPhilipp (Ford)
Halibrand (Ford)
WAtson (Offenhauser)
Watson (Ford)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)
Eisert (Chevrolet)










993
13.Flag Lloyd RubyMcManus Racing, Jim Robbins, All American Racers, DreyerHalibrand (Ford)
Vollstedt (Offenhauser)
Turner (Chevrolet)




850
14.Flag Jim HurtubiseSTP Tombstone Life, McManus Racing, Enterprise Machine, Windmill Trucking, Gerhardt RacingHalibrand (Offenhauser)
Kurtis (Novi)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Halibrand (Ford)
Flynn D (Offenhauser)
Silnes (Offenhauser)
Gerhardt (Chevrolet)












743
15.Flag Al (Albert) Miller (Krulock)Jerry Alderman, Midwest Manufacturing, DemlerLotus 29 (Ford)
Kurtis (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)




655
16.Flag William A FosterHarrison, Jim Robbins, Vatis EnterprisesEisert (Chevrolet)
Vollstedt (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Kurtis (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)








520
17.Flag Bobby GrimLeader Card RacersWatson (Offenhauser)
500
18.Flag Micky RuppPete Salemi, Gerhardt RacingGerhardt (Offenhauser)
500
19.Flag Al UnserAnsted-Thompson Racing, Harrison, Carsten & ConnollyEisert (Chevrolet)
Lola (Ford)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)




495
20.Flag Bud (Melvin Joseph) TingelstadHopkins Racing, STP Gas Treatment, Windmill Trucking, Dean Van LinesSilnes (Offenhauser)
Kurtis (Novi)
Blum (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Lola (Ford)
Halibrand (Offenhauser)










460
21.Flag George SniderGerhardt, Agajanian HurstWatson (Offenhauser)
Gerhardt RE (Offenhauser)
Lotus RE (Ford)
Watson D (Offenhauser)






453
22.Flag Ronnie DumanRuiz, Enterprise Machine, Pete SalemiFlynn D (Offenhauser)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)


447
23.Flag Carl WilliamsDayton-Walther Racing, Beletsky, Pete Salemi, McDermott, Vargo DragwayWatson (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)
Trevis (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Chevrolet)








370
24.Flag Chuck RodeeRuiz, Wally WeirChristiansen (Offenhauser)
Halibrand (Offenhauser)


325
25.Flag Bob HarkeyCentral Excavating, California Speed Shop, Vargo Dragway, Enterprise Machine, Federal Engineering, JDunlop D (Offenhauser)
Curtis (Offenhauser)
Trevis (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Flynn (Offenhauser)










325
26.Flag Bobby JohnsLotus powered by FordLotus (Ford)
300
27.Flag Dan GurneyAll American RacersLotus (Ford)
230
28.Flag Tommy CoppH. Allen Chapman, Enterprise MachineWatson (Offenhauser)
Flynn D (Offenhauser)


225
29.Flag Red RiegelBeletsky, Central ExcavatingLesovsky D (Offenhauser)
Dunlop (Offenhauser)


205
30.Flag Art PollardJim RobbinsVollstedt (Offenhauser)
200
31.Flag Arnold KnepperVatis EnterprisesVollstedt (Offenhauser)
Kurtis (Offenhauser)
Huffaker (Offenhauser)




190
32.Flag Gary CongdonHarden, StappRusso/Nichel (Offenhauser)
Kurtis (Offenhauser)


163
33.Flag Sammy (Allen Dale) SessionsFred Maday, Central Excavating, Weinberger Homes, Federal EngineeringKurtis (Offenhauser)
Dunlop (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Trevis (Offenhauser)






150
34.Flag Eddie JohnsonH. Allen ChapmanWatson (Offenhauser)
150
35.Flag Bob WentePete SalemiWatson (Offenhauser)
140
36.Flag Len SuttonJim RobbinsVollstedt RE (Ford)
110
37.Flag Wally DallenbachNelson, Ken BrennKurtis (Offenhauser)
Meskowski D (Offenhauser)


80
38.Flag Billy (William John) Vukovich JrGerhardt RacingWatson (Offenhauser)
80
39.Flag Bob HurtJoe Hunt Magneto, Smith Speed ShopEwing (Offenhauser)
Chenoweth (Chevrolet)


75
40.Flag Norm HallPope-HallWatson (Offenhauser)
75
41.Flag Charlie LowdermanConzeX (Offenhauser)
70
42.Flag Wes VandervoortRocky Mountain Paving(Chevrolet)
60
43.Flag Dee JonesLynch, Midwest ManufacturingKuzma (Offenhauser)
Kurtis (Offenhauser)


60
44.Flag Paul KleinschmidtCoorsX (Cadillac)
50
45.Flag Bob MathouserVargo Dragway, Kemerly, Leader Card Racers, W. R. Barnett, TaylorWatson (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)
Kurtis (Offenhauser)
Elder (Offenhauser)
Taylor (Chevrolet)








45
46.Flag Jack HahnWyoming AutomotiveChevrolet
40
47.Flag Bay (Wilbur) DarnellStoye RacingStoye (Offenhauser)
40
49.Flag Rodger WardLeader Card Racers, Mecom Racing TeamWatson RE (Ford)
Lola RE (Ford)


30
50.Flag Dick AtkinsSan Leandro PipelineKuzma (Offenhauser)
30
51.Flag Roy WalkerRoy Walker(Offenhauser)
30
52.Flag Orville NanceBurtChevrolet
25
53.Flag Slim RobertsSproul HomesX (Chevrolet)
20
54.Flag Greg WeldWindmill TruckingSilnes (Offenhauser)
20
55.Flag Grier ManningTejonChevrolet
15
56.Flag Bill CheesbourgLane-FulbrightGerhardt RE (Offenhauser)
10
57.Flag Malcolm BrazierLarchmont HomesX (Oldsmobile)
10
58.Flag Louis UnserHartsel HotelX (Chevrolet)
5
Flag Johnny BoydGeorge Bryant & Staff BRP RE (Ford)
0
Flag Bob DalyBob DalyFord
0
Flag Larry DicksonKen Brenn Meskowski (Offenhauser)
Meskowski D (Offenhauser)


0
Flag Ted FoltzRaybestosX (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Jerry GrantKjell QvaleHuffaker (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Masten GregoryGeorge Bryant RacingBRP (Ford)
0
Flag Walt HansgenKjell QvaleHuffaker (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Skip HedrickHedrick EnterprisesPorter (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Bruce JacobiDayton-Walther RacingSilnes (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Mel KenyonKemerlyLesovsky (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Ralph LiguoriDemlerEpperly (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)


0
Flag Arthur MaloneHarden, Pete SalemiRusso/Nichel (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Trevis (Offenhauser)




0
Flag Mike McGreevyStoye RacingStoye (Offenhauser)
0
Flag George MorrisTaylorTaylor (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Thurel NovotnyDayt Trans(GMC)
0
Flag Dave PaulDave PaulWatson (Offenhauser)
Kurtis (Offenhauser)


0
Flag Bob PrattSmith Speed ShopChenoweth (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Vern RootC.R. Crone Excavating(Chevrolet)
0
Flag Chuck StevensonGordon van LiewKuzma (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Bob TattersallMidwest ManufacturingKurtis (Offenhauser)
Kurtis (Offenhauser)


0
Flag Bob VeithKjell QvaleHuffaker RE (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Dempsey WilsonMcManus RacingHalibrand RE (Ford)
0
Driver
Number
Most race winsFlag A.J. Foyt
5
Most pole positionsFlag A.J. Foyt
10
Most podium positionsFlag Mario Andretti
10
Most podium positions without a winFlag Bobby Unser
3
Most fastest race lapsFlag A.J. Foyt
1

Nationality of participating drivers

%CountryDriversNumber
97.5%U.S.A.Flag Billy (William John) Vukovich Jr, Al Unser, Mario Andretti, Gordon Johncock, Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Unser, Bob Veith, Johnny Boyd, Rodger Ward, Slim Roberts, Charlie Lowderman, Paul Kleinschmidt, Louis Unser, Eddie Johnson, Len Sutton, Charles Water Larson, Don Branson, Bill Cheesbourg, Dempsey Wilson, Chuck Stevenson, A.J. Foyt, Wally Dallenbach, Jim McElreath, George Snider, Larry Dickson, Roger McCluskey, Bob Harkey, Ted Foltz, Malcolm Brazier, Bob Wente, Ronnie Duman, Joe Leonard, Rufus Parnell Jones, Lloyd Ruby, Jim Hurtubise, Al (Albert) Miller (Krulock), Bobby Grim, Micky Rupp, Bud (Melvin Joseph) Tingelstad, Carl Williams, Chuck Rodee, Bobby Johns, Dan Gurney, Tommy Copp, Red Riegel, Art Pollard, Arnold Knepper, Gary Congdon, Sammy (Allen Dale) Sessions, Bob Hurt, Norm Hall, Wes Vandervoort, Dee Jones, Bob Mathouser, Jack Hahn, Bay (Wilbur) Darnell, Roy Walker, Dick Atkins, Orville Nance, Greg Weld, Grier Manning, Dave Paul, Vern Root, Arthur Malone, Walt Hansgen, Thurel Novotny, Bob Daly, Jerry Grant, Masten Gregory, Skip Hedrick, Bruce Jacobi, Mel Kenyon, Ralph Liguori, Mike McGreevy, George Morris, Bob Pratt, Bob Tattersall77
1.3%Great BritainFlag Jim Clark1
1.3%CanadaFlag William A Foster1

Individual driver statistics for the 1965 USAC National Championship

DriverAgeRacesWinsPodiumsPolesFastest laps
Andretti, MarioFlag 25 y/o161103
Atkins, DickFlag 29 y/o2000
Boyd, JohnnyFlag 38 y/o1000
Branson, DonFlag 45 y/o17331
Brazier, MalcolmFlag 36 y/o1000
Cheesbourg, BillFlag 38 y/o3000
Clark, JimFlag 29 y/o1110
Congdon, GaryFlag 28 y/o7000
Copp, TommyFlag 38 y/o3000
Dallenbach, WallyFlag 28 y/o2000
Daly, BobFlag n/a1000
Darnell, Bay (Wilbur)Flag 34 y/o1000
Dickson, LarryFlag 26 y/o2000
Duman, RonnieFlag 36 y/o13010
Foltz, TedFlag 32 y/o1000
Foster, William AFlag 27 y/o12010
Foyt, A.J.Flag 30 y/o1759101
Grant, JerryFlag 30 y/o1000
Gregory, MastenFlag 33 y/o1000
Grim, BobbyFlag 40 y/o8010
Gurney, DanFlag 34 y/o3010
Hahn, JackFlag 40 y/o1000
Hall, NormFlag 39 y/o4000
Hansgen, WaltFlag 45 y/o1000
Harkey, BobFlag 35 y/o9000
Hedrick, SkipFlag n/a1000
Hurt, BobFlag 25 y/o2000
Hurtubise, JimFlag 32 y/o14010
Jacobi, BruceFlag 30 y/o2000
Johncock, GordonFlag 28 y/o15121
Johns, BobbyFlag 33 y/o1000
Johnson, EddieFlag 46 y/o1000
Jones, DeeFlag 32 y/o2000
Jones, Rufus ParnellFlag 31 y/o3121
Kenyon, MelFlag 32 y/o1000
Kleinschmidt, PaulFlag n/a1000
Knepper, ArnoldFlag 34 y/o12000
Larson, Charles WaterFlag 42 y/o14010
Leonard, JoeFlag 32 y/o9130
Liguori, RalphFlag 38 y/o6000
Lowderman, CharlieFlag n/a1010
Malone, ArthurFlag 29 y/o6000
Manning, GrierFlag 36 y/o1000
Mathouser, BobFlag 39 y/o10000
McCluskey, RogerFlag 34 y/o12010
McElreath, JimFlag 37 y/o16371
McGreevy, MikeFlag 39 y/o1000
Miller (Krulock), Al (Albert)Flag 43 y/o6000
Morris, GeorgeFlag n/a1000
Nance, OrvilleFlag 37 y/o1000
Novotny, ThurelFlag 31 y/o1000
Paul, DaveFlag 33 y/o3000
Pollard, ArtFlag 38 y/o3000
Pratt, BobFlag 36 y/o1000
Riegel, RedFlag 33 y/o4000
Roberts, SlimFlag n/a1000
Rodee, ChuckFlag 37 y/o5000
Root, VernFlag n/a1000
Ruby, LloydFlag 37 y/o11020
Rupp, MickyFlag 29 y/o3000
Rutherford, JohnnyFlag 27 y/o15110
Sessions, Sammy (Allen Dale)Flag 29 y/o4000
Snider, GeorgeFlag 24 y/o12010
Stevenson, ChuckFlag 45 y/o1000
Sutton, LenFlag 39 y/o3000
Tattersall, BobFlag 40 y/o1000
Tingelstad, Bud (Melvin Joseph)Flag 37 y/o15000
Unser, AlFlag 26 y/o13111
Unser, BobbyFlag 31 y/o18030
Unser, LouisFlag 69 y/o1000
Vandervoort, WesFlag 39 y/o1000
Veith, BobFlag 40 y/o1000
Vukovich Jr, Billy (William John)Flag 21 y/o1000
Walker, RoyFlag n/a1000
Ward, RodgerFlag 44 y/o8000
Weld, GregFlag 21 y/o1000
Wente, BobFlag 32 y/o2010
Williams, CarlFlag 34 y/o9000
Wilson, DempseyFlag 38 y/o1000
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