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Helmet of Tom Sneva

Flag of U.S.A. Tom Sneva

full name Thomas Edsol Sneva nationality American age 74 years old born June 1, 1948 hometown Spokane, Washington

Racing highlights

19842ndPPG Indy Car World Series
19831stUSAC National Championship
19803rdPPG Indy Car World Series
19802ndUSAC National Championship
19781stUSAC National Championship
19771stUSAC National Championship

Racing career summary

Races entered270
Wins19
Podiums51
Pole positions14
Fastest laps5
Race win percentage7%
Podium percentage18.9%

Driver relations

Brother of Jerry Sneva. Brother of Jan Sneva.

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.

1992Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1991Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1990Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1989Racing8 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1988Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1987Racing11 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1986Racing17 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1985Racing18 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1984Racing21 races3 wins7 podiums2 pole position3 fastest race laps
1983Racing15 races2 wins3 podiums1 pole positions2 fastest race laps
1982Racing14 races2 wins3 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1981Racing9 races2 wins3 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1980Racing13 races1 win4 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1979Racing19 races0 wins4 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1978Racing21 races0 wins10 podiums7 pole position? fastest race laps
1977Racing14 races2 wins6 podiums2 pole position? fastest race laps
1976Racing11 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1975Racing12 races1 win4 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1974Racing14 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1973Racing48 races6 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1971Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1970Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Tom Sneva

1992 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Menard Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T91/00Buick 3.4 turboGoodyear

1992 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
31st5Team Menard
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T9100 (Buick)

1991 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Menard
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T89/00Buick 3.4 turboGoodyear

1990 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Vince Granatelli Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-18Buick 3.4 turboGoodyear

1990 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
30th5Granatelli
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-18 (Buick)

1989 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
27th3Vince Granatelli Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
70000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T88/00Buick 3.4 turboGoodyear
March 86CBuick 3.4 turboGoodyear
March 86CCosworth DFX 2.6 turboGoodyear

1989 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
27th10Granatelli
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T8800 (Buick)

1989 Mazda Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10?0?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mazda MX-5

1988 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Hemelgarn Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T88/00Judd 2.6 turboGoodyear
Lola T88/00Cosworth DFX 2.6 turboGoodyear

1988 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
27th10
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T8800 (Judd)
Lola T8800 (Cosworth)

1987 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
14th38Curb Motorsports, Machinists Union Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 87CCosworth DFX 2.6 turboGoodyear
March 86CCosworth DFX 2.6 turboGoodyear

1987 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
14th25
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 86C (Cosworth)

1987 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
89th76
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Oldsmobile

1986 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
10th82Curb-All American Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
160100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 86CCosworth DFX 2.6 turboGoodyear

1986 WCAR/SCCA Pro Formula Atlantic Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Rick Shea Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT4/83

1985 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
4th32
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1985 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
7th66Curb-All American Racers
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 85GCCosworth DFX 2.6 turboGoodyear
Lola T900Cosworth DFX 2.6 turboGoodyear

1985 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
20th20
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle 85 (Cosworth)

1984 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
10th29
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1984 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd163Mayer Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
163623
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 84CCosworth DFX 2.6 turboGoodyear

1983-84 USAC Gold Crown Championship

PositionPointsTeam
18th25Texaco Star
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 84C (Cosworth)

1983 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
4th96Bignotti-Cotter Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
132312
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 83CCosworth DFX 2.6 turboGoodyear
Theodore 83Cosworth DFX 2.6 turboGoodyear

1983 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st1000
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 83C (Cosworth)

1983 IMSA Camel GT Championship

PositionPointsTeam
52nd10Grid Motor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Grid S1 (Ford)

1982 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
5th144Bignotti-Cotter Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11230?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 81CCosworth DFX 2.6 turboGoodyear
March 82CCosworth DFX 2.6 turboGoodyear

1981-82 USAC Gold Crown Championship

PositionPointsTeam
11th635Texaco Star
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March (Cosworth TC)
Phoenix (Cosworth TC)
March 82C (Cosworth)

1981 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
8th96Jerry O'Connell Racing, Bignotti-Cotter Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9231?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Phoenix 80Cosworth DFX 2.6 turbo
March 81CCosworth DFX 2.6 turbo

1980 International Race Of Champions

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

1980 PPG Indy Car World Series

PositionPointsTeam
3rd2930Sugaripe Prune
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12140?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren (Cosworth)
McLaren 77 (Cosworth)
Phoenix (Cosworth)

1980 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd1970Sugaripe Prune
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren 77 (Cosworth)
McLaren (Cosworth)

1979 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
7th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1979 SCCA/CART Indy Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
7th1360Jerry O'Connell Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
14040?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren (Cosworth TC)

1979 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bill Schwister
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1979 Ford Granada

1978 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
11th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1978 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st4153Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
180107?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC-6 (Cosworth TC)

1977 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st3965Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
14262?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M24 (Cosworth TC)
Penske PC5 (Cosworth TC)
McLaren M24 (Cosworth)

1976 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th1570Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11020?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M16C/D (Offenhauser TC)

1976 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Roger Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercury

1975 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
6th1830Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11141?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M16C (Offenhauser TC)

1975 USAC - World Series of Auto Racing

PositionPointsTeam
13th1Roger Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M16C (Offenhauser TC)

1974 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
18th550King Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
King (Offenhauser TC)

1974 SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kingfish 73 (Offenhauser)

1973 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
32nd30Tipke, Midwest Manufacturing, Leader Card
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tipke (Offenhauser TC)
King (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle (Offenhauser TC)

1973 USAC National Sprint Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
416?0?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1971 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Kramer
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Kramer (Chevrolet)

1970 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
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