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Helmet of Danny Ongais

Flag of U.S.A. Danny Ongais

nationality American age 76 years old born May 21, 1942 hometown Kahului, Hawaii

Racing highlights

19742ndSCCA National Championship Formula A/5000 Run-Offs

Racing career summary

Races entered158
Wins11
Podiums30
Pole positions13
Fastest laps9
Race win percentage7%
Podium percentage19%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

2002Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1998Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1997Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1996Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1988Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1987Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1986Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1985Racing6 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1984Racing18 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1983Racing9 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1982Racing18 races3 wins8 podiums1 pole positions5 fastest race laps
1981Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1980Racing19 races0 wins6 podiums0 pole position2 fastest race laps
1979Racing15 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1978Racing19 races5 wins5 podiums8 pole position0 fastest race laps
1977Racing25 races3 wins6 podiums3 pole position0 fastest race laps
1976Racing8 races0 wins3 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1975Racing7 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1974Racing1 race0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1968Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Danny Ongais

2002 Grand American Rolex Series - SportsRacing Prototypes

PositionPointsTeam
42nd26Sezio Florida Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Norma M-2000-02 (Ford)

1998 Pep Boys Indy Racing League

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Pelfrey
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara IR8 (Oldsmobile)

1996-97 Indy Racing League

PositionPointsTeam
42nd22Trane Allied Specialty
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara IR7 (Oldsmobile)
Click to show race results for Indy Racing League 1996-97.

1996 Indy Racing League

PositionPointsTeam
29th28Team Menard
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T95/00 (Buick)
Click to show race results for Indy Racing League 1996.

1988 World Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0LeMans Company
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Nissan R88V

1987 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Interscope
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1987 IMSA Camel GTP Championship

PositionPointsTeam
30th15Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962

1986 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0March Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 86C (Buick)

1986 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
23rd15March Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 86C (Buick)

1986 World Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
70th2Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962C

1986 IMSA Camel GTP Championship

PositionPointsTeam
48th4Henn's Swap Shop
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962

1985 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
24th14Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 85C (Cosworth)

1985 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
17th20Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 85C (Cosworth)

1984 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
7th33
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1984 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
10th53Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
130100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 84C (Cosworth)

1983-84 USAC Gold Crown Championship

PositionPointsTeam
12th200Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 84C (Cosworth)

1983 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
20th14
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 83C (Cosworth TC)
Wildcat IX (Cosworth TC)
March 83C (Cosworth TC)

1983 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
30th15Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 83C (Cosworth TC)

1983 IMSA Camel GT Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T600 (Chevrolet)

1981-82 USAC Gold Crown Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Interscope (Cosworth TC)
Interscope-03 (Cosworth)

1982 FIA World Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Kremer Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kremer-Porsche CK5

1982 IMSA Camel GT Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th111Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
163815
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935 K3
Lola T600 (Chevrolet)

1981 World Championship for Drivers and Makes

PositionPointsTeam
0Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935 K4

1981 IMSA Camel GT Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
22nd18
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1980 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1980 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
11th430Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Parnelli (Cosworth)

1980 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
15th601Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Parnelli (Cosworth)

1980 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
12th55Interscope Kremer Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60302
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935 K3

1980 World Sportscar Championship - GTX

PositionPointsTeam
0Interscope Kremer Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
202??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935 K3 Turbo

1980 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0WAM Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1979 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1979 SCCA/CART Indy Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
6th1473Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Parnelli (Cosworth TC)

1979 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Parnelli (Cosworth TC)

1978 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Ensign, Shadow
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1978 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th2662Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
17558?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Parnelli (Cosworth TC)

1978 IMSA Camel GT Challenge - GTU

PositionPointsTeam
11th33
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1977 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Shadow DN8 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)

1977 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
12th935Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13113?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Parnelli VPJ6B (Cosworth TC)

1977 IMSA Camel GT Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
6th73Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1125??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 9353.0L F6 Turbo

1976 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Parnelli (Cosworth TC)

1976 SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th78Interscope
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
70311
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T332C (Chevrolet)

1975 SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
21st5Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
70000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T400 (Chevrolet)
Lola T332 (Chevrolet)

1975 SCCA National Championship Formula A/5000 Run-Offs

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T332 (Chevrolet)

1974 SCCA National Championship Formula A/5000 Run-Offs

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T332 HU35 (Chevrolet V8)

1968 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Mickey Thompson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Thompson (Chevrolet)
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