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USAC National Championship 1971 standings

Championship points standings for the USAC National Championship 1971

PositionDriverTeamCarEngineTyresPoints
1.Flag Joe LeonardVel's Parnelli Jones RacingColt 71 (Ford)
3015
2.Flag A.J. FoytITT-ThompsonCoyote 71 (Ford)
2320
3.Flag Billy (William John) Vukovich JrJerry O'ConnellLaycock (Offenhauser TC)
Brabham (Offenhauser TC)


2250
4.Flag Al UnserVel's Parnelli Jones RacingColt 71 (Ford)
Colt 71 (Offenhauser)


2200
5.Flag Lloyd RubyGene White FirestoneMongoose 70 (Ford)
1830
6.Flag Bobby UnserAll American RacersEagle 71 (Offenhauser)
1805
7.Flag Gary BettenhausenDon Gerhardt RacingGerhardt (Offenhauser)
1800
8.Flag Mark DonohueUS RacingLola T153 (Ford)
Lola T153 (Offenhauser)
McLaren M16A (Offenhauser)




1760
9.Flag Mario AndrettiSTP Oil TreatmentMcNamara (Ford TC)
1370
10.Flag Wally DallenbachHopkins RacingKenyon (Ford TC)
Kuzma (Offenhauser)


1220
11.Flag Art PollardGilmore RacingScorpion 70 (Ford)
1170
12.Flag Peter RevsonMcLaren CarsMcLaren M16A (Offenhauser)
1100
13.Flag Roger McCluskeyGrant King Racers, Hopkins RacingKing (Offenhauser)
Kuzma (Ford)


1050
14.Flag Jim MalloyMVS, All American Racers, Federal EngineeringEagle (Ford)
Cecil (Ford)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)




1030
15.Flag Steve KrisiloffSTP Gas TreatmentKing (Offenhauser TC)
McNamara (Ford TC)
Brawner Hawk (Ford TC)
King (Ford)






990
16.Flag Cale YarboroughGene White FirestoneMongoose 70 (Ford)
710
17.Flag Mike MosleyLeader CardEagle (Ford)
Watson (Ford TC)


655
18.Flag Swede SavageAll American RacersEagle 70 (Offenhauser TC)
590
19.Flag Johnny RutherfordVollstedt Enterprises, MichnerVollstedt (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle 67 (Offenhauser TC)
Brabham (Offenhauser TC)




570
20.Flag Dick SimonDick Simon RacingVollstedt (Ford TC)
Lola (Ford)


405
21.Flag Jim McElreathDayton-Walther Racing, Patrick PetroleumEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Morris (Ford)


370
22.Flag Bud (Melvin Joseph) TingelstadJerry O'ConnellBrabham (Offenhauser TC)
300
23.Flag Lee Roy YarbroughAll American RacersEagle 70 (Offenhauser TC)
280
24.Flag George EatonFejer BrothersColt (Ford)
Lola (Ford)


270
25.Flag Greg WeldFederal EngineeringGerhardt (Offenhauser TC)
260
26.Flag Dennis ZimmermanFiore Racing Enterprises, Grant King RacersMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
Vollstedt (Offenhauser TC)
King (Offenhauser TC)




250
27.Flag Gordon JohncockVollstedt Enterprises, McLaren CarsMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
Vollstedt (Offenhauser TC)
McLaren (Ford TC)
Vollstedt (Ford TC)






225
28.Flag Sammy (Allen Dale) SessionsAgajanian-FaasLola (Ford)
Colt (Ford)
Lola (Offenhauser)




220
29.Flag John MahlerMahler Eagle 100, Dick Simon Racing, AgajanianMcLaren (Offenhauser)
Eagle (Chevrolet)
Vollstedt (Ford)




200
30.Flag George SniderLeader Card, Dayton-Walther Racing, Grant King RacersWatson (Offenhauser)
Eagle 68 (OffenhauserTC)
Eagle 68 (Ford)
Morris (Ford)
King (Offenhauser TC)








200
31.Flag Larry DicksonGrant King RacersKing (Offenhauser TC)
160
32.Flag Bentley WarrenVatis EnterprisesFinley (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle 66 (Offenhauser TC)


120
33.Flag Karl BussonCavanaugh-Tomlinson Gerhardt (Chevrolet)
100
34.Flag John MartinAgajanian-FaasBrabham (Offenhauser TC)
100
35.Flag Bruce WalkupAgajanian-Faas, Caves BuickEdmunds (Offenhauser TC)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser TC)


100
36.Flag Al LoquastoIndy-On-A-ShoestringGerhardt (Offenhauser TC)
80
37.Flag Ludwig HeimrathLudwig HeimrathEisert (Chevrolet)
60
38.Flag Jerry KarlWinters Transmission, EmrichGerhardt (Chevrolet)
60
39.Flag Carl WilliamsVatis EnterprisesEagle 66 (Offenhauser TC)
Finley (Offenhauser TC)
Coyote (FoytTC)




40
40.Flag Mel KenyonHopkins RacingKuzma (Ford)
Kenyon (Ford)


30
41.Flag Salt WaltherDayton-Walther RacingMorris (Ford)
30
42.Flag Jimmy CaruthersGilmore Racing, Don Gerhardt RacingScorpion70 (Ford)
Gerhardt (Offenhauser)


15
43.Flag Dee JonesMinnesota Serendipity(Ford)
15
44.Flag Bill SimpsonAgajanianEagle (Offenhauser TC)
15
Flag Tony AdamowiczVollstedt EnterprisesVollstedt (Ford TC)
0
Flag Donnie AllisonFoyt & GreerCoyote 71 (Ford)
0
Flag Tom BigelowMidwest Mfg Dura-Pot(Chevrolet)
0
Flag Don BrownSeymour EnterprisesGerhardt (Chevrolet)
Seymour (Chevrolet)


0
Flag Ronnie BucknumVollstedt EnterprisesVollstedt (Ford TC)
0
Flag Larry CannonAutotron Photoelectric(Chevrolet)
0
Flag Max DudleyDudley Boat and Trailer (Chevrolet)
0
Flag George FollmerGrant King RacersKing (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Jerry GrantJerry Grant RacingEagle (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Bob HarkeyJoe Hunt Magneto, MVSGerhardt (Offenhauser TC)
Cecil (Ford)


0
Flag David HobbsUS Racing PenskeLola (Ford)
0
Flag Denny HulmeMcLaren CarsMcLaren (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Jim HurtubiseMiller High LifeMallard FE (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Arnold KnepperCHEK RacingEagle (Chevrolet)
Gerhardt (Chevrolet)
Watson (Chevrolet)




0
Flag Rick MutherTwo JacksEagle (Pratt & Whitney Turbine)
Hawk II (Offenhauser)


0
Flag Carlos Alberto PairettiDick Simon RacingVollstedt (Ford)
0
Flag Bill PuterbaughLeader Card, MVSEagle 68 (Offenhauser TC)
Cecil (Ford)


0
Flag Eldon RasmussenFederal EngineeringGerhardt (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Tom SnevaKramerKramer (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Dave StricklandNavarroNavarro (Rambler)
0
Driver
Number
Most race winsFlag Al Unser
5
Most pole positionsFlag Bobby Unser
7
Most podium positionsFlag Joe Leonard
5
Flag Al Unser
5
Most podium positions without a winFlag Billy (William John) Vukovich Jr
3
Youngest driverFlag Tom Sneva
23 y/o
Oldest driverFlag Art Pollard
44 y/o

Nationality of participating drivers

%CountryDriversNumber
90.6%U.S.A.Flag Joe Leonard, A.J. Foyt, Billy (William John) Vukovich Jr, Al Unser, Lloyd Ruby, Bobby Unser, Gary Bettenhausen, Mark Donohue, Mario Andretti, Wally Dallenbach, Art Pollard, Peter Revson, Roger McCluskey, Jim Malloy, Steve Krisiloff, Cale Yarborough, Mike Mosley, Swede Savage, Johnny Rutherford, Dick Simon, Gordon Johncock, Jim McElreath, Lee Roy Yarbrough, Greg Weld, Dennis Zimmerman, Sammy (Allen Dale) Sessions, John Mahler, George Snider, Larry Dickson, Bentley Warren, Karl Busson, John Martin, Bruce Walkup, Al Loquasto, Jerry Karl, Carl Williams, Mel Kenyon, Salt Walther, Jimmy Caruthers, Dee Jones, Bill Simpson, Donnie Allison, Tom Bigelow, Don Brown, Larry Cannon, Max Dudley, George Follmer, Jerry Grant, Bob Harkey, Jim Hurtubise, Arnold Knepper, Rick Muther, Bill Puterbaugh, Tom Sneva, Dave Strickland, Bud (Melvin Joseph) Tingelstad, Tony Adamowicz, Ronnie Bucknum58
4.7%CanadaFlag George Eaton, Ludwig Heimrath, Eldon Rasmussen3
1.6%ArgentinaFlag Carlos Alberto Pairetti1
1.6%New ZealandFlag Denny Hulme1
1.6%Great BritainFlag David Hobbs1

Individual driver statistics for the 1971 USAC National Championship

DriverAgeRacesWinsPodiumsPolesFastest laps
Adamowicz, TonyFlag 30 y/o00000
Allison, DonnieFlag 31 y/o4000
Andretti, MarioFlag 31 y/o10010
Bettenhausen, GaryFlag 29 y/o12020
Bigelow, TomFlag 31 y/o2000
Brown, DonFlag 33 y/o5000
Bucknum, RonnieFlag 35 y/o00000
Busson, KarlFlag 33 y/o2000
Cannon, LarryFlag 34 y/o2000
Caruthers, JimmyFlag 26 y/o3000
Dallenbach, WallyFlag 34 y/o10010
Dickson, LarryFlag 32 y/o4000
Donohue, MarkFlag 34 y/o8222
Dudley, MaxFlag 34 y/o2000
Eaton, GeorgeFlag 25 y/o4000
Follmer, GeorgeFlag 37 y/o1000
Foyt, A.J.Flag 36 y/o9140
Grant, JerryFlag 36 y/o1000
Harkey, BobFlag 41 y/o3000
Heimrath, LudwigFlag 36 y/o3000
Hobbs, DavidFlag 32 y/o1000
Hulme, DennyFlag 35 y/o1000
Hurtubise, JimFlag 38 y/o1000
Johncock, GordonFlag 34 y/o10000
Jones, DeeFlag 38 y/o3000
Karl, JerryFlag 30 y/o3000
Kenyon, MelFlag 38 y/o3000
Knepper, ArnoldFlag 40 y/o3000
Krisiloff, SteveFlag 24 y/o8000
Leonard, JoeFlag 38 y/o11150
Loquasto, AlFlag 31 y/o1000
Mahler, JohnFlag 34 y/o5000
Malloy, JimFlag 39 y/o7000
Martin, JohnFlag 32 y/o3000
McCluskey, RogerFlag 40 y/o12020
McElreath, JimFlag 43 y/o4000
Mosley, MikeFlag 24 y/o6120
Muther, RickFlag 35 y/o4000
Pairetti, Carlos AlbertoFlag 35 y/o2000
Pollard, ArtFlag 44 y/o10010
Puterbaugh, BillFlag 35 y/o3000
Rasmussen, EldonFlag 34 y/o1000
Revson, PeterFlag 32 y/o3011
Ruby, LloydFlag 43 y/o12021
Rutherford, JohnnyFlag 33 y/o10000
Savage, SwedeFlag 24 y/o6010
Sessions, Sammy (Allen Dale)Flag 35 y/o4000
Simon, DickFlag 37 y/o11000
Simpson, BillFlag 31 y/o7000
Sneva, TomFlag 23 y/o1000
Snider, GeorgeFlag 30 y/o9000
Strickland, DaveFlag 33 y/o2000
Tingelstad, Bud (Melvin Joseph)Flag 43 y/o3000
Unser, AlFlag 32 y/o12551
Unser, BobbyFlag 37 y/o11237
Vukovich Jr, Billy (William John)Flag 27 y/o9030
Walkup, BruceFlag 26 y/o2000
Walther, SaltFlag 23 y/o3000
Warren, BentleyFlag 30 y/o7000
Weld, GregFlag 27 y/o6000
Williams, CarlFlag 40 y/o4000
Yarborough, CaleFlag 32 y/o10000
Yarbrough, Lee RoyFlag 32 y/o1010
Zimmerman, DennisFlag 30 y/o9000
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