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Helmet of George Follmer

Flag of U.S.A. George Follmer

nationality American age 88 years old born January 27, 1934 hometown Phoenix, Arizona

Racing highlights

19933rdFastmasters
19772ndWorld Championship for Makes Watkins Glen 6 Hours
19761stTrans-Am - TA
19762ndPlayers 200 World Sportscar Championship Mosport
19742ndCanadian-American Challenge Cup
19732ndCanadian-American Challenge Cup
19721stCanadian-American Challenge Cup
19721stTrans-American Sedan Championship

Racing career summary

Races entered221
Wins20
Podiums65
Pole positions21
Fastest laps22
Race win percentage9%
Podium percentage29.4%

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.

1993Racing? races? wins? podiums? pole position? fastest race laps
1989Racing3 races0 wins1 podium? pole position? fastest race laps
1988Racing? races0 wins? podiums? pole position? fastest race laps
1987Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1986Racing4 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1984Racing1 race0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1981Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1980Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1979Racing3 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1978Racing6 races1 win2 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1977Racing8 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1976Racing5 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1975Racing9 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1974Racing25 races1 win4 podiums4 pole position3 fastest race laps
1973Racing24 races1 win5 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1972Racing28 races9 wins11 podiums7 pole position10 fastest race laps
1971Racing11 races3 wins8 podiums1 pole positions4 fastest race laps
1970Racing22 races3 wins12 podiums2 pole position4 fastest race laps
1969Racing23 races2 wins5 podiums2 pole position0 fastest race laps
1968Racing19 races0 wins5 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1967Racing15 races0 wins3 podiums3 pole position0 fastest race laps
1966Racing9 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1961Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of George Follmer

1993 Fastmasters

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Tom Walkinshaw Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar XJ220

1989 SCCA Coors RaceTruck Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
301??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Ranger

1988 SCCA Coors RaceTruck Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
0AutoExpress/General Tire
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?0???
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford RangerGeneral

1987 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
70th163Budget Rent-a-Car
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet

1986 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
77th164Hansford Racing, Follmer Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet

1986 World Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
26th18Joest Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 956Porsche 2.6 turboGoodyear

1984 IMSA Camel GTO

PositionPointsTeam
35th12George Follmer Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette

1981 World Championship for Drivers and Makes

PositionPointsTeam
262nd9George Follmer
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1980 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Racing Associates
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Monza
Click to show race results for World Challenge for Endurance Drivers 1980.

1979 SCCA Citicorp Can-Am Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
13th3U.S. Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Prophet 1 (Chevrolet)

1979 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
129th18Vasek Polak
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935/77A

1978 SCCA Citicorp Can-Am Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
5th1087.5U.S. Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
51210
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Prophet 1 (Chevrolet)

1978 IMSA Camel GT Challenge - GTU

PositionPointsTeam
22nd20
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1978 World Championship for Makes Watkins Glen 6 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
26th0Vasek Polak Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935/77APorsche 2.9 turboGoodyear

1977 SCCA Molson Diamond Citicorp Can-Am Challenge Can-Am Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
6th35U.S. Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T332CS (Chevrolet)

1977 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
53rd0Interscope Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche Carrera RSR TurboPorsche 2.1 turboGoodyear

1977 World Championship for Makes Watkins Glen 6 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Vasek Polak Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935Porsche 2.9 turboGoodyear

1977 Molson Diamond 6 Hour Trans-Am and World Manufacturers Championship

PositionPointsTeam
17th0Vasek Polak Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 935Porsche 2.9 turboGoodyear

1976 Trans-Am - TA

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 934 Turbo

1976 SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Agapiou AG1 (Ford)

1976 Formula Super Vee USA Robert Bosch/Valvoline Championship

PositionPointsTeam
12th15
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T326 (Volkswagen)

1976 IMSA Camel GTO

PositionPointsTeam
0G.W. Dickinson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 9343.0L F6 TurboGoodyear

1976 World Championship for Makes 6 Hours of Watkins Glen

PositionPointsTeam
11th0Vasek Polak Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 934Porsche 3.0 turbo

1976 Players 200 World Sportscar Championship Mosport

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0US Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M20Chevrolet 8.1

1975 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
7th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1975 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
74th167Moyer Racing, Stock Car Products
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet

1975 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0American Kids Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)

1975 SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Kendall GT-1
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lance LSR 1 (Chevrolet)

1975 SCCA Citicorp Can-Am Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
6th35
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T332 (Chevrolet V8)

1974 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
5th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche Carrera RSR

1974 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
29th230
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13001?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford
Matador

1974 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
2nd45Phoenix Racing Organisations
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50333
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Shadow DN4A (Chevrolet)

1974 Mexico 1000 kilometers

PositionPointsTeam
4th0Daniel Muniz
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 3.0 CSL

1974 Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres

PositionPointsTeam
21st0Ecurie Canada
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 74B (Ford BDA)

1974 World Championship for Makes Watkins Glen 6 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
0Hurtig Team Libra
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 3.0 CSLBMW 3.0

1973 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
13th5UOP Shadow Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
110100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Shadow DN1Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1973 Formula 1 GKN/Daily Express International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
6th0UOP Shadow Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Shadow DN1 (Cosworth)

1973 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
2nd62Rinzler Motoracing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
71400
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 917/10 TCPorsche 5.0 turbo
Porsche 917/10 TCPorsche 5.4 turbo
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1973.

1973 Interserie

PositionPointsTeam
0Rinzler Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20011
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 917/10 TCPorscheGoodyear

1973 World Championship for Makes 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
0Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche Carrera RSRPorsche 2.8

1973 World Championship for Makes 6 Hours of Vallelunga

PositionPointsTeam
7th0Martini Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche Carrera RSRPorsche 2.8

1973 World Championship for Makes Monza 1000 Kilometres

PositionPointsTeam
0Martini Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche Carrera RSRPorsche 2.8

1972 Trans-American Sedan Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st95Roy Woods Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
64546
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
AMC Javelin AMXAMC 5.0
Click to show race results for Trans-American Sedan Championship 1972.

1972 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
120th0Joe Frasson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge

1972 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
1st130Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
85634
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 917/10 TCPorsche 5.0 turbo
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1972.

1972 L & M F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
25th3Roy Woods Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
130000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 70B (Ford V8)
Matich A50 (Ford V8)

1971 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Grant King Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
King (Offenhauser TC)

1971 Formula 1 Questor Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
27th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 70 (Boss)

1971 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
31st2Roy Woods Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M8DChevrolet 7.6
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1971.

1971 Trans-Am Sedan Over 2.5L champion

PositionPointsTeam
0Bud Moore Engineering, American Racing Associates
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
83814
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Mustang Boss 302Ford 4.9
AMC JavelinRambler 5.0
Click to show race results for Trans-Am Sedan Over 2.5L champion 1971.

1970 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0STP Oil, Walmotor
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brawner Hawk (Ford TC)
Morris (Ford TC)

1970 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0Advance Vehicle Systems
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Shadow Mk. IChevrolet 7.0
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1970.

1970 US Formula A/F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
6th71O'Neil Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
62422
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 70-01 (Ford V8)

1970 Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Bud Moore Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111802
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Mustang Boss 302Ford 4.9
Click to show race results for Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0 1970.

1969 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
16th880George Follmer, STP Oil Treatment
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11120?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus (Plymouth)
Cheetah (Ford TC)
Gilbert (Chevrolet)

1969 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0Agapiou Brothers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford G7AFord 7.0
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1969.

1969 Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Bud Moore Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111320
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Mustang Boss 302Ford 4.9
Click to show race results for Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0 1969.

1968 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
32nd240George R. Bryant
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cheetah (Ford)

1968 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
7th6Agapiou Racing, George Follmer Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T70 Mk. IIIBFord 7.0
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1968.

1968 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
0Shelby Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Mustang

1968 Trans-American Sedan Championship - Over 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Shelby Racing, Javelin Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100400
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford MustangFord 4.9
AMC JavelinRambler 4.8
Click to show race results for Trans-American Sedan Championship - Over 2.0 1968.

1967 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
27th240Vollstedt Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Vollstedt (Ford)

1967 Trans-American Sedan Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Roger Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro Z28Chevrolet 5.0
Click to show race results for Trans-American Sedan Championship 1967.

1967 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
7th10Roger Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T70 Mk. IIIChevrolet 5.6
Lola T70 Mk. IIChevrolet 5.7
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1967.

1967 United States Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0George Follmer Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50030
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T70 Mk 2ChevroletFirestone

1966 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
10th4Team Mecom, George Follmer Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T70 Mk. IIFord 4.7
Lola T70 Mk. IIChevrolet 5.0
Lola T70 Mk. IIChevrolet 5.5
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1966.

1966 34th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class P 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0North American Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dino 206 SFerrari 2.0

1966 United States Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
24th1Follmer Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 23Porsche
Click to show race results for United States Road Racing Championship 1966.

1961 USAC Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 550 RS
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