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Helmet of Sam Posey

Flag of U.S.A. Sam Posey

nationality American age 78 years old born May 26, 1944 hometown New York City

Racing highlights

19772ndIMSA GTU Championship
19762ndWorld Championship for Makes 6 Hours of Vallelunga
19722ndL & M F5000 Championship
19722nd40th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class GTS 5.0
19712ndL & M F5000 Championship
19713rd39th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 5.0
19703rd38th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 5.0
19693rdUS Formula A/F5000 Championship
19673rdUnited States Road Racing Championship

Racing career summary

Races entered175
Wins9
Podiums42
Pole positions9
Fastest laps1
Race win percentage5.1%
Podium percentage24%

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.

1981Racing4 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1980Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1979Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1978Racing3 races1 win0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1977Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1976Racing5 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1975Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1974Racing9 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1973Racing16 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1972Racing22 races0 wins8 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1971Racing20 races3 wins8 podiums3 pole position0 fastest race laps
1970Racing13 races0 wins4 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1969Racing22 races3 wins7 podiums3 pole position0 fastest race laps
1968Racing23 races0 wins5 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1967Racing16 races1 win4 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1966Racing11 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Sam Posey

1981 World Championship for Drivers and Makes

PositionPointsTeam
78th30NTS Racing, Cooke-Woods Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Datsun 280ZX

1980 Hardie-Ferodo 1000

PositionPointsTeam
0Ron Dickson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro Z28Chevrolet 5.7

1980 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
183rd8NTS Racing, Bob Sharp Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Datsun 280ZX Turbo
Datsun 240Z
Click to show race results for World Challenge for Endurance Drivers 1980.

1979 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Bob Sharp Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Datsun 280ZX

1978 IMSA GTU Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Bob Sharp Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?1???
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Datsun Z

1978 Le Mans 24h - Group S +2.0

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Grand Touring Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mirage M9Renault 2.0L Turbo V6

1978 World Challenge for Endurance Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Grand Touring Cars Inc., G. H. Sharp
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mirage M9Renault
Datsun 200SX

1977 45th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Group 6 +2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Grand Touring Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mirage GR8Renault 2.0 turboGoodyear

1977 IMSA GTU Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd175Bob Sharp Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Datsun 260Z

1977 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
40th0BMW Motorsport GmbH
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW E21 320iBMW 2.0Goodyear

1976 SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
14th8Celebrity Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Talon MR1A (Chevrolet)

1976 44th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Group 5 SP

PositionPointsTeam
4th0BMW Motorsport GmbH Alpina-Faltz
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 3.0 CSLBMW 3.5Goodyear

1976 World Championship for Makes 6 Hours of Mugello

PositionPointsTeam
10th0BMW Faltz Alpina Essen
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 3.5 CSLBMW 3.5

1976 World Championship for Makes 6 Hours of Vallelunga

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Faltz Alpina
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 3.5 CSLBMW 3.5

1975 IMSA Camel GT Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
0BMW Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 3.0 CSL (GTO)3.0L I6 NADunlop

1975 43rd Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class TS

PositionPointsTeam
0Hervé Poulain
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 3.0 CSLBMW 3.5Dunlop

1975 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
33rd0BMW of America
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 3.0 CSLBMW 3.5

1975 World Championship for Makes Watkins Glen 6 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
6th0BMW Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 3.0 CSLBMW 3.5

1974 SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
16th9McCormack Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
70000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Talon MR1 (Chevrolet)

1974 USAC National Championship

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

1974 World Championship for Makes Watkins Glen 6 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
8th0Ted Trudon Porsche - Audi
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche Carrera RSRPorsche 3.0

1974 World Championship for Makes Kyalami 6 Hours

PositionPointsTeam
0BMW Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW 3.0 CSLBMW 3.5

1973 Tasman Series

PositionPointsTeam
8th9Champ Carr
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Surtees TS11 (Chevrolet V8)

1973 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Filipinetti
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 512M
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1973.

1973 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
25th200Champ Carr
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Offenhauser)

1973 L&M F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Trojan T101 (Chevrolet V8)

1973 Le Mans 24h - GTS

PositionPointsTeam
0North American Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 365 GTB/4

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

PositionPointsTeam
0North American Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 365 GTB/4Ferrari 4.4Goodyear

1973 Trans-Am - TA

PositionPointsTeam
13th15Brumos Porsche-Audi Corp., Grand Touring Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 911 Carrera RSRPorsche 2.8
Ford Capri RSFord 3.0
Click to show race results for Trans-Am - TA 1973.

1972 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Champcarr Inc.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Surtees TS9BCosworth DFV 3.0Firestone

1972 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
17th500Champ Carr
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 72 (Offenhauser TC)

1972 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
17th8Vasek Polak Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 917 PAPorsche 5.0
Porsche 917 PAPorsche 4.5 turbo
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1972.

1972 L & M F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd69Champ Carr Inc.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
130610
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Surtees TS11 (Chevrolet V8)

1972 40th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class GTS 5.0

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0North American Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 365 GTB/4Ferrari 4.4Goodyear

1972 Trans-American Sedan Championship - Under 2.5

PositionPointsTeam
0Brock Racing Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Datsun 510Datsun 1.8
Click to show race results for Trans-American Sedan Championship - Under 2.5 1972.

1971 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Surtees
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Surtees TS9Cosworth DFV 3.0Firestone

1971 Formula 1 Questor Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
22nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Surtees TS8 (Chevrolet)

1971 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
11th16North American Racing Team, Roy Woods Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M8EChevrolet 7.6
Ferrari 512MFerrari 5.0
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1971.

1971 L & M F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd70Champ Carr Inc.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
153730
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Surtees TS8 (Chevrolet V8)

1971 39th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 5.0

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0North American Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 512MFerrari 5.0Goodyear

1970 NASCAR Grand National

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

1970 38th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 5.0

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0North American Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 512SFerrari 5.0Goodyear

1970 Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Autodynamics
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
110300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge ChallengerChrysler 5.0
Click to show race results for Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0 1970.

1969 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
27th370STP Oil Treatment
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus (Plymouth)

1969 37th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 5.0

PositionPointsTeam
4th0North American Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 250LMFerrari 3.3Goodyear

1969 US Formula A/F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd41
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
132520
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M10A (Chevrolet V8)
Eagle Mk 5 (Chevrolet V8)

1969 Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Shelby Racing Corporation
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11110
* 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.

1969 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
23rd0North American Racing Team (N.A.R.T.)
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 275 GTB/C

1968 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
9th5Autodynamics Corporation
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Caldwell D7BChevrolet 6.0
Lola T160Chevrolet 5.3
Lola T160Chevrolet 7.0
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1968.

1968 Formula A Continental Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20010
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
LeGrand Mk 7 (Chevrolet V8)
Caldwell D8 (Chevrolet V8)

1968 Trans-American Sedan Championship - Over 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Mathews Racing Team, Penske-Hilton Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80401
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford MustangFord 4.7
Chevrolet Camaro Z28Chevrolet 5.0
Click to show race results for Trans-American Sedan Championship - Over 2.0 1968.

1968 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
21st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Mustang

1968 United States Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th10Autodynamics
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Caldwell D7BChevrolet
Click to show race results for United States Road Racing Championship 1968.

1967 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0Autodynamics Corporation
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Caldwell D7Chevrolet 6.0
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1967.

1967 Trans-American Sedan Championship - Under 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Brumos Porsche
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
31200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 911Porsche 2.0
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTAAlfa Romeo 1.6
Click to show race results for Trans-American Sedan Championship - Under 2.0 1967.

1967 United States Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd17Autodynamics
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80210
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren Elva Mk IIChevroletGoodyear, Firestone

1966 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0Autodynamics Corporation
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M1BFord 4.7
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1966.

1966 34th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class P +5.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Prototipi Bizzarrini
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Bizzarrini P538 Super AmericaChevrolet 5.4

1966 Trans-American Sedan Championship - Under 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
31200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTAAlfa Romeo 1.6
Saab 96Saab 0.8
Click to show race results for Trans-American Sedan Championship - Under 2.0 1966.

1966 United States Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 904 GTSPorsche
Click to show race results for United States Road Racing Championship 1966.
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