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USAC National Championship 1970 standings

Championship points standings for the USAC National Championship 1970

PositionDriverTeamCarEngineTyresPoints
1.Flag Al UnserVel's Panelli Jones RacingColt 70 (Ford)
King (Ford)


5130
2.Flag Bobby UnserLeader Card, Don Gerhardt Racing, All American RacersEagle 70 (Ford)
Eagle 70 (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Ward (Offenhauser)






2260
3.Flag Jim McElreathCaves Buick, McElreath Racing, Ansted Racing, Leader CardMcElreath (Chevrolet)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)
Coyote (Ford TC)
Eagle (Ford TC)






2060
4.Flag Mike MosleyLeader CardEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Watson (Chevrolet)
Watson (Offenhauser TC)




1900
5.Flag Mario AndrettiSTP OilBrawner Hawk (Ford TC)
McNamara T500 (Ford)
King (Gurney-Weslake Ford)
King (Ford)






1890
6.Flag Roger McCluskeyHayhoe RacingMeskowski (Offenhauser)
Scorpion (Ford TC)


1380
7.Flag Gordon JohncockGordon JohncockGerhardt (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle (Ford)
McLaren (Offenhauser TC)




1160
8.Flag Art PollardRace-Go, Vollstedt Racers, Hayhoe Racing, WalmotorVollstedt (Ford)
King (Offenhauser)
Gerhard (Offenhauser)
Scorpion (Ford)
Morris (Ford)








1110
9.Flag A.J. FoytAnsted RacingMeskowski (Ford)
Coyote (Ford)


1105
10.Flag Dick SimonRacing International, WalmotorVollstedt (Ford TC)
Vollstedt (Chevrolet)
Vollstedt (Offenhauser TC)
Morris (Ford)






1080
11.Flag Mark DonohueUS RacingLola T153 (Chevrolet)
Lola T153 (Ford)


1040
12.Flag Dan GurneyAll American RacersEagle 70 (Offenhauser)
Eagle 70 (Ford)


1000
13.Flag Johnny RutherfordMichner RacingEagle (Ford)
Eagle (Offenhauser)
Lesowsky (Offenhauser)




960
14.Flag Mel KenyonHopkins RacingCoyote (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Eagle (Ford)
Kuzma (Ford)






860
15.Flag Lloyd RubyGene White RacingLaycock (Offenhauser)
Mongoose (Offenhauser)


790
16.Flag Bentley WarrenVatis EnterprisesFinley (Offenhauser)
Vollstedt (Offenhauser)


775
17.Flag Gary BettenhausenDon Gerhardt RacingGerhardt (Offenhauser)
Gerhardt (Chevrolet)
Ward (Ford)
Ward (Offenhauser)
Edmunds (Offenhauser)








710
18.Flag Wally DallenbachHopkins RacingEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)
Eagle (Ford)




620
19.Flag Swede SavageAll American RacersEagle (Ford)
Eagle (Offenhauser)


615
20.Flag Donnie AllisonFoyt & GreerEagle (Ford)
600
21.Flag Jim MalloyFederal EngineeringGerhardt (Offenhauser)
Gerhardt (Ford)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)




550
22.Flag Greg WeldRace-Go, Grant KingGerhardt (Offenhauser)
King (Offenhauser)
King (Chevrolet)




530
23.Flag Peter RevsonMcLaren CarsMcLaren (Offenhauser)
500
24.Flag George SniderJerry Grant, Ansted Racing, Leader Card, City of SyracuseDunlop (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser TC)
Coyote (Ford TC)
Epperly (Offenhauser TC)
Watson (Ford TC)








460
25.Flag Carl WilliamsMcLaren Cars, Travelon Trailer, S&W RacingMcLaren (Offenhauser)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)




440
26.Flag Jerry GrantJerry GrantEagle (Offenhauser)
Eagle (Chevrolet)


420
27.Flag Rick MutherTwo JacksGlen Bryant (Pratt & Whitney Turbine)
Gerhardt (Pratt & Whitney Turbine)
Brawner Hawk II (Offenhauser TC)




400
28.Flag Sammy (Allen Dale) SessionsJim Robbins, Federal Engineering, Caves Buick, Seidelman, WalmotorVollstedt (Ford)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)
Moore (Offenhauser)
Ward (Offenhauser)
Silnes (Offenhauser)








365
29.Flag Steve KrisiloffVTM Finishing, Leader Card, STP Gas TreatmentGerhardt (Ford)
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)
Brawner Hawk (Ford TC)




315
30.Flag Larry DicksonSTP Oil Treatment, Lombard LightningKuzma (Offenhauser)
Vollstedt (Ford TC)


310
31.Flag John MahlerBob Erikson Eagle (Chevrolet)
305
32.Flag Joe LeonardVel's Parnelli Jones RacingColt 70 (Ford)
300
33.Flag Bill SimpsonBill SimpsonCheetah (Chevrolet)
Eagle (Chevrolet)
Brabham (Chevrolet)




295
34.Flag Ralph LiguoriEnterprise MachineFlynn (Offenhauser)
260
35.Flag Lee Roy YarbroughJim Robbins, Motor Racing DevelopmentsVollstedt (Ford)
Brabham (Offenhauser)


250
36.Flag Billy (William John) Vukovich JrAgajanian-Faas, Jerry O'Connell, Walmotor, STP Oil TreatmentKuzma (Offenhauser)
Morris (Offenhauser TC)
Brabham (Offenhauser)




200
37.Flag Tom BigelowMidwest MfgHuffaker (Chevrolet)
Kurtis (Offenhauser)


200
38.Flag Max DudleyMax DudleyGerhardt (Chevrolet)
195
39.Flag Bruce JacobiTravelon Trailer, Gifford, Southwest Lift Truck, Hopkins RacingGerhardt (Ford)
Gerhardt (Chevrolet)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)
Halibrand (Chevrolet)
Silnes (Offenhauser)








180
40.Flag Bob HarkeyJoe Hunt Magneto, Bob HarkeyGerhardt (Offenhauser TC)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)


130
41.Flag Merle BettenhausenBoyce Holt, McClungTurner (Chevrolet)
Meskowski (Offenhauser)


110
42.Flag Dee JonesSerendipityWatson (Ford)
100
43.Flag Karl BussonSeymour Enterprises, Southwest Lift Truck, Ron HartHalibrand (Chevrolet)
Gerhardt (Chevrolet)
Cedoz (Chevrolet)




100
44.Flag Bud (Melvin Joseph) TingelstadGreen Construction, Motor Racing DevelopmentsMeskowki D (Offenhauser)
Meskowki D (Chevrolet)
Brabham (Offenhauser)




90
45.Flag Bruce WalkupAgajanain-Faas, Joe Hunt MagnetoMongoose (Offenhauser)
Edmunds (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)






80
46.Flag Jimmy CaruthersKen BrennMeskowski (Offenhauser)
80
47.Flag Jerry KarlTrackstarGerhardt (Chevrolet)
65
48.Flag Ludwig HeimrathHeimrath RacingEisert (Chevrolet)
60
49.Flag Ronnie BucknumMVSMorris (Ford)
Cecil (Ford)


60
50.Flag Dick TobiasWalmotorSilnes (Offenhauser)
50
51.Flag Jack EiteljorgMidwest BroadcastingEisert (Chevrolet V8)
45
52.Flag Will CagleGene White RacingKing (Chevrolet)
40
53.Flag Arnold KnepperCaves BuickGerhardt (Offenhauser)
40
54.Flag Johnny Parsons Jr.Seymour EnterprisesMeskowski (Chevrolet)
10
55.Flag Johnny AndersonAgajanian-Faas, Travelon TrailerShrike (Offenhauser)
Shilala (Offenhauser)


10
Flag Chris Amon
0
Flag Sonny (Charles) AtesMotor Racing DevelopmentsBrabham (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Kevin BartlettWebster Racing, Gene White RacingEisert (Ford)
Eisert (Chevrolet)
Laycock (Ford)




0
Flag Jack BrabhamMotor Racing DevelopmentsBrabham (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Don BrownSeymour EnterprisesGerhardt (Chevrolet)
0
Flag John CannonVollstedt RacersVollstedt (Chevrolet)
Vollstedt (Ford)


0
Flag Larry CannonLarry CannonPhilipp (Chevrolet)
Cannon (Chevrolet)


0
Flag Bob de JongFiore RacingVollstedt (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Nick DioguardiArciero BrothersEisert (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Darrell DockeryManzanata SpeedwayGerhardt (Chevrolet)
Gerhardt (Ford)


0
Flag George FollmerSTP Oil, WalmotorBrawner Hawk (Ford TC)
Morris (Ford TC)


0
Flag Ron GrableWebster RacingEisert (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Denny Hulme
0
Flag Jim HurtubiseGenesee BeerMallard FE (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Al LoquastoAtamian Ford, Indy-On-A-ShoestringHalibrand (Ford)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser TC)


0
Flag John MartinRACESurtees TS5A (Chevrolet V8)
0
Flag Bruce McLarenMcLaren CarsMcLaren (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Al (Albert) Miller (Krulock)SerendipityWatson (Ford)
0
Flag Bud MorleyLiberty BellEagle (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Scooter PatrickBohannan RacingEisert (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Crockey (Howard G) PetersonCrockey PetersonCoyote (Chevrolet V8)
0
Flag Jerry PolandSmith Speed ShopWard (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Bill PuterbaughMVSWard (Offenhauser)
0
Flag Tom Sneva
0
Flag Ned SpathTopaz EquipmentHuffaker (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Leonard StephensAtamian FordHalibrand (Ford)
0
Flag Salt WaltherWalmotor Silnes (Offenhauser)
0
Driver
Number
Most race winsFlag Al Unser
10
Most pole positionsFlag Al Unser
8
Most podium positionsFlag Al Unser
15
Most podium positions without a winFlag Roger McCluskey
3

Nationality of participating drivers

%CountryDriversNumber
90.2%U.S.A.Flag A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Mario Andretti, Gordon Johncock, Tom Sneva, Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Unser, Wally Dallenbach, Billy (William John) Vukovich Jr, Larry Cannon, Tom Bigelow, Jim McElreath, Jerry Karl, Dick Simon, John Martin, Mike Mosley, Johnny Parsons Jr., John Mahler, George Snider, Larry Dickson, Salt Walther, Al Loquasto, Steve Krisiloff, Rick Muther, Roger McCluskey, Bob Harkey, George Follmer, Mark Donohue, Mel Kenyon, Sammy (Allen Dale) Sessions, Art Pollard, Dan Gurney, Lloyd Ruby, Gary Bettenhausen, Bentley Warren, Swede Savage, Donnie Allison, Jim Malloy, Greg Weld, Peter Revson, Carl Williams, Jerry Grant, Joe Leonard, Bill Simpson, Ralph Liguori, Lee Roy Yarbrough, Bruce Jacobi, Max Dudley, Merle Bettenhausen, Dee Jones, Karl Busson, Bud (Melvin Joseph) Tingelstad, Bruce Walkup, Jimmy Caruthers, Ronnie Bucknum, Dick Tobias, Jack Eiteljorg, Will Cagle, Arnold Knepper, Johnny Anderson, Ron Grable, Ned Spath, Darrell Dockery, Al (Albert) Miller (Krulock), Bill Puterbaugh, Sonny (Charles) Ates, Jerry Poland, Crockey (Howard G) Peterson, Scooter Patrick, Bud Morley, Leonard Stephens, Bob de Jong, Don Brown, Jim Hurtubise74
3.7%New ZealandFlag Chris Amon, Denny Hulme, Bruce McLaren3
2.4%AustraliaFlag Kevin Bartlett, Jack Brabham2
2.4%CanadaFlag Ludwig Heimrath, John Cannon2
1.2%ItalyFlag Nick Dioguardi1

Individual driver statistics for the 1970 USAC National Championship

DriverAgeRacesWinsPodiumsPolesFastest laps
Allison, DonnieFlag 30 y/o1000
Amon, ChrisFlag 26 y/o00000
Anderson, JohnnyFlag 25 y/o2000
Andretti, MarioFlag 30 y/o18144
Ates, Sonny (Charles)Flag 35 y/o1000
Bartlett, KevinFlag 30 y/o3000
Bettenhausen, GaryFlag 28 y/o15111
Bettenhausen, MerleFlag 27 y/o2000
Bigelow, TomFlag 30 y/o7000
Brabham, JackFlag 44 y/o1000
Brown, DonFlag 32 y/o1000
Bucknum, RonnieFlag 34 y/o4000
Busson, KarlFlag 32 y/o7000
Cagle, WillFlag 32 y/o2000
Cannon, JohnFlag 37 y/o2000
Cannon, LarryFlag 33 y/o3000
Caruthers, JimmyFlag 25 y/o1000
Dallenbach, WallyFlag 33 y/o11000
de Jong, BobFlag 37 y/o1000
Dickson, LarryFlag 31 y/o4021
Dioguardi, NickFlag n/a1000
Dockery, DarrellFlag 33 y/o5000
Donohue, MarkFlag 33 y/o4021
Dudley, MaxFlag 33 y/o4000
Eiteljorg, JackFlag 31 y/o1000
Follmer, GeorgeFlag 36 y/o3000
Foyt, A.J.Flag 35 y/o13020
Grable, RonFlag n/a1000
Grant, JerryFlag 35 y/o6000
Gurney, DanFlag 39 y/o3120
Harkey, BobFlag 40 y/o6000
Heimrath, LudwigFlag 35 y/o5000
Hulme, DennyFlag 34 y/o00000
Hurtubise, JimFlag 37 y/o1000
Jacobi, BruceFlag 35 y/o6000
Johncock, GordonFlag 33 y/o10010
Jones, DeeFlag 37 y/o1000
Karl, JerryFlag 29 y/o6000
Kenyon, MelFlag 37 y/o5010
Knepper, ArnoldFlag 39 y/o4000
Krisiloff, SteveFlag 23 y/o8000
Leonard, JoeFlag 37 y/o3100
Liguori, RalphFlag 43 y/o4010
Loquasto, AlFlag 30 y/o3000
Mahler, JohnFlag 33 y/o8000
Malloy, JimFlag 38 y/o11000
Martin, JohnFlag 31 y/o10000
McCluskey, RogerFlag 39 y/o10030
McElreath, JimFlag 42 y/o9120
McLaren, BruceFlag 32 y/o00000
Miller (Krulock), Al (Albert)Flag 48 y/o1000
Morley, BudFlag 39 y/o1000
Mosley, MikeFlag 23 y/o18020
Muther, RickFlag 34 y/o5000
Parsons Jr., JohnnyFlag 25 y/o4001
Patrick, ScooterFlag 37 y/o1000
Peterson, Crockey (Howard G)Flag n/a2000
Poland, JerryFlag n/a1000
Pollard, ArtFlag 43 y/o10010
Puterbaugh, BillFlag 34 y/o2000
Revson, PeterFlag 31 y/o2000
Ruby, LloydFlag 42 y/o9121
Rutherford, JohnnyFlag 32 y/o14010
Savage, SwedeFlag 23 y/o4120
Sessions, Sammy (Allen Dale)Flag 34 y/o7000
Simon, DickFlag 36 y/o11010
Simpson, BillFlag 30 y/o10000
Sneva, TomFlag 22 y/o00000
Snider, GeorgeFlag 29 y/o11010
Spath, NedFlag n/a3000
Stephens, LeonardFlag 44 y/o2000
Tingelstad, Bud (Melvin Joseph)Flag 42 y/o5000
Tobias, DickFlag 38 y/o2000
Unser, AlFlag 31 y/o1810158
Unser, BobbyFlag 36 y/o16151
Vukovich Jr, Billy (William John)Flag 26 y/o6010
Walkup, BruceFlag 25 y/o11000
Walther, SaltFlag 22 y/o1000
Warren, BentleyFlag 29 y/o9000
Weld, GregFlag 26 y/o8000
Williams, CarlFlag 39 y/o5010
Yarbrough, Lee RoyFlag 31 y/o2000
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