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Helmet of Jim Rathmann

Flag of U.S.A. Jim Rathmann

full name Royal Richard Rathmann nationality American born July 16, 1928 hometown Los Angeles, California died November 23, 2011 place of death Melbourne, Florida

Racing highlights

19581st500 Millas de Monza (Monzanapolis)
19572ndUSAC National Championship

Racing career summary

Races entered81
Wins5
Podiums12
Pole positions2
Fastest laps1
Race win percentage6.2%
Podium percentage14.8%

Driver relations

Brother of Dick Rathmann.

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.

2003Racing6 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2002Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1963Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1962Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1961Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1960Racing5 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1959Racing7 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1958Racing12 races1 win1 podium1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1957Racing11 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1956Racing14 races1 win3 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1955Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1954Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1953Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1952Racing5 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1951Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1950Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1949Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Jim Rathmann

2003 SPEED World Challenge - GT

PositionPointsTeam
19th53Palm Bay Chevy
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette C55.7L V8 NAToyo
Click to show race results for SPEED World Challenge - GT 2003.

2002 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Touring 1

PositionPointsTeam
15th0Rathmannracing.com
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Corvette C55.7L V8 NAHoosier

1963 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Hopkins Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Watson (Offenhauser)

1962 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
19th200Smokey Yunick
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Watson (Offenhauser)

1961 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Ken-Paul
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Watson (Offenhauser)

1961 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Carl Dane
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1961 Ford

1960 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
8th8Ken-Paul Inc.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
WatsonOffenhauser 4.5Firestone

1960 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th1000Ken-Paul
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Watson (Offenhauser)

1960 USAC Milwaukee Mile Qualifying Race

PositionPointsTeam
7th0Ken-Paul Inc.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
'60 Watson 2 (Offenhauser)

1960 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1960 Chevrolet

1959 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
11th6Lindsey Hopkins
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
WatsonOffenhauser 4.5Firestone
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1959.

1959 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th1154.8Hopkins Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4120?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Epperly (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)

1959 USAC Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 410 Sport

1959 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1959 Chevrolet

1958 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
14th560Hopkins Racing, Zink Leader Card
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3001?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Epperly (Offenhauser)
Watson (Offenhauser)

1958 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
21st2Leader Card 500 Roadster
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
EpperlyOffenhauser 4.5Firestone
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1958.

1958 500 Millas de Monza (Monzanapolis)

PositionPointsTeam
1st0John Zink
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Zink Leader Card Special (Offenhauser)

1958 USAC Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
32nd15
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lister (Bristol)

1958 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1957 Chevrolet
1958 Chevrolet

1957 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd1470Hopkins Racing, Crawford
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6120?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Epperly (Offenhauser)
Kurtis 4000 (Offenhauser)

1957 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
10th7Chiropractic
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
EpperlyOffenhauser 4.5Firestone
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1957.

1957 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1957 Mercury

1956 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
23rd300Hopkins Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis 500C (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky D (Offenhauser)
Lesovsky (Offenhauser)

1956 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6121?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1956 Chevrolet

1956 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Hopkins
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis Kraft 500COffenhauser 4.5Firestone

1955 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Belond Miracle Power, Ernest Ruiz
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Epperly (Offenhauser)
Shilala D (Offenhauser)

1955 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Belond Miracle Power
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
EpperlyOffenhauser 4.5Firestone

1954 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Ed Walsh, Ernest Ruiz
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis 500C (Offenhauser)

1954 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Bardahl
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis KK500COffenhauser 4.5Firestone

1953 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
26th169.5Ernest Ruiz
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis 500B (Offenhauser)

1953 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Ernest L Ruiz, Ray Crawford
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis Kraft 500BOffenhauser 4.5Firestone
Kurtis Kraft 500BOffenhauser 4.5Firestone

1952 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
6th1070Grancor, Belanger Motors
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis 3000 (Offenhauser)
Bromme (Offenhauser)
Kurtis (Offenhauser)

1952 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
10th6Grancor Auto
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kurtis Kraft 3000Offenhauser 4.5Firestone
Click to show race results for World Championship of Drivers 1952.

1951 NASCAR Grand National

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

1951 AAA Midget

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

1950 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
89th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lincoln

1950 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Lorenz
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Wetteroth (Offenhauser)

1949 NASCAR Strictly Stock

PositionPointsTeam
99th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Oldsmobile
Click to show race results for NASCAR Strictly Stock 1949.

1949 AAA National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
38th100John Lorenz
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Wetteroth (Offenhauser)
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