Walker's real estate empire collapsed in early 1985 but Can-Am somehow continued even though the only two competitive cars from 1984 were now gone as well. The saving grace for Can-Am in 1983 and 1984 had been that there was nowhere else to race a Can-Am car but even that had changed with the growth of the Thundersports series in England. That had mopped up the March 817s and 827, several Lola T530s and even a VDS and a Frissbee. The Galles Frissbees stayed in the US however and these, now on the hands of the unknown Rick Miaskiewicz, were sufficient to win the 1985 title. He led the first round at Mosport, finished second at race 2 and then won the next three. Horst Kroll continued to race in the series and with all the other competition having moved on, he was able to win his first Can-Am race - at Mosport Park after Miaskiewicz had crashed.
The other race winners were veteran Lou Sell, who drove a converted March 832-BMW F2 car to victory in the St Petersberg race, the first ever Can-Am win by a 2-litre car; and Bruce MacInnes, instructor at the local Skip Barber Racing School, who won at Lime Rock in an old Lola T333.
02 Jun 1985 > Mosport Park
06 Jul 1985 > Lime Rock
02 Sep 1985 > Lime Rock
15 Sep 1985 > Mosport Park
13 Oct 1985 > St Louis International Raceway
03 Nov 1985 > St Petersberg
1985 Can-Am Championship table
|1||Rick Miaskiewicz||Frissbee GR3 - Chevrolet V8||81 pts||3 wins|
|2||Horst Kroll||Frissbee-Lola T330 - Chevrolet V8||71 pts||1 win|
|3||Lou Sell||(2-litre) March 832 - BMW M12||52 pts|
|4||Bill Tempero||Longhorn LR02 - Chevrolet V8||44 pts|
|5||Randy Zimmer||(2-litre) Rondel M1 - Mazda Wankel twin rotor||39 pts|
The points table shown here is constructed from the race results as the official table has not yet been found. The points system appears to be the 20-16-14 system used in previous seasons but a table printed in the St. Petersburg Times (24 Oct 1985 page 3c) gave Kroll 1 extra point and Sell two extra points which indicates that, unlike 1984, an extra point was being awarded for pole position. The table above incorporates those extra points which would have gone to Sell (2), Kroll, Cusumano, Greenfield and Miaskiewicz.