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Helmet of Joe Saldana

Flag of U.S.A. Joe Saldana

nationality American age 78 years old born November 14, 1944 hometown Clay Center, Nebraska

Racing highlights

19701st10th Knoxville Super Modified Nationals

Racing career summary

Races entered206
Wins15
Podiums16
Pole positions2
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage7.3%
Podium percentage7.8%

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.

1985Racing13 races0 wins1 podium2 pole position0 fastest race laps
1984Racing15 races2 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1983Racing14 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1982Racing25 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1981Racing12 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1980Racing17 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1979Racing18 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1978Racing11 races1 win1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
1977Racing7 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1976Racing6 races2 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1975Racing39 races3 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1974Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1973Racing3 races1 win0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1972Racing4 races1 win1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
1971Racing14 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1970Racing2 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1969Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Joe Saldana

1985 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
4th0Amerling
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9012?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1985 Crestliner Vans USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
23rd33Steve Stapp
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1985 Eldora Speedway - Kings Royal

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

1983-84 USAC Gold Crown Championship

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

1984 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Vance
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1984 All Star Circuit of Champions - Sprintcars

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1984 USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Amerling
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1984 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup 410 Sprint Series

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

1984 World of Outlaws - Sprintcar

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

1983 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th422
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Shores (Chevrolet)

1983 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
18th119Snell, McClure
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1983 All Star Circuit of Champions - Sprintcars

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1983 USAC National Sprint Car Series

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

1983 World of Outlaws - Sprintcar

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1981-82 USAC Gold Crown Championship

PositionPointsTeam
19th366
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
X

1982 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
9th156Snell, Dick Hammond, Gray
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
14000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1982 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Snell
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1982 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Gohr Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-7Chevrolet 5.8Goodyear

1981 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1981 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
8th0Johnson, Siebert
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1981 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1980 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
48th19
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-7 (Cosworth)
Lightning (Offenhauser)

1980 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
43rd50Hoffman Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-7Cosworth DFX 2.6 turboGoodyear
Lightning 77Offenhauser 2.6 turboGoodyear
Eagle 72Offenhauser 2.6 turboGoodyear

1980 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1980 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
9th0Johnson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1980 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1979 SCCA/CART Indy Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
16th368Hoffman Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lightning 77Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Eagle 72Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Spyder Eagle 72Offenhauser 2.6 turbo

1979 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1979 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Johnson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1979 World of Outlaws - Sprintcar

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

1979 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Hoffman Auto Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle

1978 USAC National Championship Citicorp Cup

PositionPointsTeam
28th314Hoffman Auto Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 72Offenhauser 2.6 turbo

1978 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1978 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Smith
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1977 USAC National Championship Trail

PositionPointsTeam
28th220Leader Card Racing, Hoffman Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 74Offenhauser 2.6 turbo
Eagle 72Offenhauser 2.6 turbo

1977 USAC National Silver Crown

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

1977 17th Knoxville 410 Sprintcar Nationals

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

1976 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Kilman
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1976 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup 410 Sprint Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1976 16th Knoxville Super Sprint Nationals

PositionPointsTeam
5th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1975 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
343?0?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1975 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Flynn, McGinty
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1975 IMCA Sprint Car Championship

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

1974 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Smith
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1974 IMCA Sprint Car Championship

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

1973 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?1???
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1973 USAC National Silver Crown

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

1972 USAC National Silver Crown

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

1972 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1971 USAC National Silver Crown

PositionPointsTeam
0Seymour, Mataka
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1971 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Louis Seymour
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
70000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
(Chevrolet)

1971 USAC National Midget Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1970 USAC National Midget Series

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

1970 10th Knoxville Super Modified Nationals

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1969 9th Knoxville Super Modified Nationals

PositionPointsTeam
6th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
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