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Helmet of Gordon Smiley

Flag of U.S.A. Gordon Smiley

nationality American born April 20, 1946 hometown Omaha, Nebraska died May 15, 1982 place of death Indianapolis

Racing highlights

19712ndSCCA National Championship Runoffs Formula F

Racing career summary

Races entered39
Wins1
Podiums4
Pole positions1
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage2.6%
Podium percentage10.3%

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.

1982Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1981Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1980Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1979Racing12 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1977Racing4 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1976Racing4 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1974Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1973Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1972Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums? pole position0 fastest race laps
1971Racing1 race0 wins1 podium1 pole positions0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Gordon Smiley

1982 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
35th8
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1981-82 USAC Gold Crown Championship

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

1982 IMSA Camel GT Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Group 44
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar XJ-S

1981 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
35th5Intermedics
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Wildcat (Cosworth TC)

1980 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
33rd176Pat Patrick Racing, Valvoline
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-6 (Cosworth)
Phoenix (Cosworth)
Penske PC-7 (Cosworth)

1980 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
19th170Pat Patrick Racing, Valvoline
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-6 (Cosworth)
Phoenix (Cosworth)

1979 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
10th0Melchester Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tyrrell 008 (Cosworth)

1979 Aurora F1 Series

PositionPointsTeam
9th18Melchester Racing, Team Surtees
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tyrrell 008 (Cosworth)
McLaren M23 (Cosworth)
Surtees TS20 (Cosworth)

1977 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Formula Super Vee

PositionPointsTeam
14th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T326

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

PositionPointsTeam
28th1Great Plains Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T292 (Ford)

1977 Formula Super Vee USA Robert Bosch/Valvoline Championship

PositionPointsTeam
17th15
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T326 (Volkswagen)

1976 CASC Player's Challenge Series

PositionPointsTeam
17th23Fred Opert Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B34 (Ford BDA Hart)

1974 MCD/Southern Organs British Formula Atlantic Championship

PositionPointsTeam
16th2Elden International Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Elden Mk 16 (Ford BDA Hart)

1974 John Player British Formula Atlantic Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Merlyn Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Merlyn Mk 21C (Ford BDA)

1973 L&M F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
16th8Scott Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McRae GM1-011 (Chevrolet V8)

1972 Formula B SCCA Continental

PositionPointsTeam
5th35
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Merlyn MK21 (Ford)

1972 Formula Super Vee USA Robert Bosch/Valvoline Championship

PositionPointsTeam
22nd3
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
200?0
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Zeitler (Volkswagen)

1971 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Formula F

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Merlyn Mk20
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