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Helmet of Don Yenko

Flag of U.S.A. Don Yenko

nationality American born May 27, 1927 hometown Bentleyville, Pennsylvania died March 5, 1987 place of death Charleston, West Virginia

Racing highlights

19631stSCCA National Championship Runoffs Class B Production
19621stSCCA National Championship Runoffs Class B Production
19622ndDaytona Continental 3 Hour Grand Touring and Sports Car Race - GT +5.0 class

Racing career summary

Races entered72
Wins7
Podiums5
Pole positions2
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage9.7%
Podium percentage6.9%

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.

1986Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1984Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1981Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1980Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1979Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1978Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1977Racing6 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1976Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1975Racing7 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1974Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1973Racing10 races3 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1972Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1971Racing5 races1 win1 podium1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1970Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1969Racing7 races1 win1 podium1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1968Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1966Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1965Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1964Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1963Racing3 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1962Racing3 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Don Yenko

1986 IMSA GT Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette

1986 IMSA Camel GTO

PositionPointsTeam
52nd6Dave Heinz Imports
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette

1984 IMSA GT Series

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

1984 IMSA Camel GT Championship

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

1981 World Championship for Drivers and Makes

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

1981 IMSA GT Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Dave Horchler Emerald Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette

1980 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Don Yenko
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette
AMC Javelin
Oldsmobile Cutlass
Click to show race results for World Challenge for Endurance Drivers 1980.

1980 IMSA GT Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Oldsmobile Cutlass

1980 World Championship for Makes Watkins Glen 6 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
37th0University of Pittsburgh
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
AMC Javelin

1979 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Graham Shaw
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Monza

1979 IMSA GT Series

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

1978 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Bostyan Racing Enterprises, Jerry Walsh, Larry Schumacher
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette
Ford Pinto
Oldsmobile Starfire

1978 IMSA GT Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bostyan Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Nova

1977 World Sportscar Championship

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

1977 IMSA GT Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Monza
Chevrolet Nova

1977 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
29th0Red Roof Inns
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet MonzaChevrolet 5.7

1976 IMSA GT Series

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

1975 World Sportscar Championship

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

1975 IMSA GT Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 911 S
Chevrolet Camaro

1975 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
19th0Jerry Thompson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette C3Chevrolet

1974 IMSA GT Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Van Amem Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette

1973 World Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
33000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette
Ferrari 365 GTB/4

1973 IMSA GT Series

PositionPointsTeam
0John Greenwood Racing, Davis Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette

1973 41st Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class GTS +5.0

PositionPointsTeam
0John Greenwood Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
0000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette C3Chevrolet 7.0BF Goodrich

1973 World Championship for Makes 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
0John Greenwood Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette C3Chevrolet 7.0

1972 World Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette

1972 IMSA GT Series

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

1971 World Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette

1971 IMSA GT Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2111?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette

1970 NASCAR Grand American

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

1969 NASCAR Grand Touring

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1111?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1969 Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Best Photo Service, Yenko Sports Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet CamaroChevrolet 5.0
Click to show race results for Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0 1969.

1969 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
0Best Photo Serv. Inc.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1968 World Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette Roadster

1968 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
25th0Sunray DX Oil
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette

1966 World Sportscar Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Volvo P1800

1965 World Sportscar Championship

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

1965 12 Hours of Sebring

PositionPointsTeam
0Ken Hablow
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette StingrayChevrolet

1964 United States Road Racing Championship - GT1

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sports

1964 12 Hours of Sebring

PositionPointsTeam
28th0Angels Aviation Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 250 GTOFerrari

1963 World Sportscar Championship

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

1963 Daytona Continental 3-Hour Grand Touring Road Race - GT +5.0 class

PositionPointsTeam
0Grady Davis
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette C2Chevrolet 5.4

1963 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Class B Production

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette

1962 World Sportscar Championship

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

1962 Daytona Continental 3 Hour Grand Touring and Sports Car Race - GT +5.0 class

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0I. Grady Davis
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
101??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette C1Chevrolet 5.4

1962 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Class B Production

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette
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