US Formula 5000 races 1968-1976

The SCCA's US series was initially for 3-litre FA plus classes for FB and FC. These classes had started in 1965 but with only appeared at the Road Race of Champions for the first time in 1966. The 5-litre cars joined in for the 1968 season with the smaller classes being separated off at the end of that year. The SCCA decided to replace F5000 with a new Single-Seat Can-Am for 1977.

Circuit Date Round Event
Continental Divide   26 May 1968  1   Colorado Grand Prix
War Bonnet   16 Jun 1968  2   Grand Prix of Oklahoma
Road America   27 Jul 1968  3   Badger "200"
Thompson Raceway   18 Aug 1968  4   Thompson Grand Prix
Mosport Park   25 Aug 1968  5   Mosport Continental
Lime Rock   2 Sep 1968  6   Lime Rock Grand Prix
Brainerd   22 Sep 1968  7   Donnybrooke Grand Prix
Laguna Seca   12 Oct 1968  8   Ken Miles Memorial Race
Riverside   24 Nov 1968  -   Road Race of Champions (F/SCCA class)
Riverside   20 Apr 1969  1   Riverside Grand Prix
Laguna Seca   4 May 1969  2   Monterey Grand Prix
Continental Divide   8 Jun 1969  3   Colorado Grand Prix
Sears Point   22 Jun 1969  4   Continental 49'er
Seattle   6 Jul 1969  5   Seattle Grand Prix
Road America   20 Jul 1969  6   Badger "200"
Lime Rock   2 Aug 1969  7   Schaefer Grand Prix
Brainerd   10 Aug 1969  8   Minnesota Grand Prix
Mosport Park   23 Aug 1969  9   Mosport Continental
Lime Rock   1 Sep 1969  10   Lime Rock Grand Prix
Mont-Tremblant   7 Sep 1969  11   Le Circuit Continental
Thompson Raceway   21 Sep 1969  12   Thompson Grand Prix
Daytona   29 Nov 1969  -   Road Race of Champions (F/SCCA class)
Sebring International Raceway   28 Dec 1969  13   L&M F5000 Championship Race
Riverside   19 Apr 1970  1   Riverside Grand Prix
Edmonton   24 May 1970  2   Lucerne "100"
Seattle   7 Jun 1970  3   Seattle Grand Prix
Laguna Seca   14 Jun 1970  4   Monterey Grand Prix
Sears Point   28 Jun 1970  5   Continental 49'er
Dallas International Motor Speedway   5 Jul 1970  6   Dallas Grand Prix
Road America   18 Jul 1970  7   Road America Grand Prix
Mont-Tremblant   1 Aug 1970  8   Le Circuit Continental
Brainerd   16 Aug 1970  9   Minnesota Grand Prix
Lime Rock   7 Sep 1970  10   Lime Rock Grand Prix
Mosport Park   13 Sep 1970  11   Mosport Continental
Mid-Ohio   27 Sep 1970  12   Mid-Ohio Grand Prix
Sebring International Raceway   25 Oct 1970  13   L&M F5000 Championship Race
Road Atlanta   29 Nov 1970  -   Road Race of Champions (FA class)
Riverside   25 Apr 1971  1   Riverside Grand Prix
Laguna Seca   2 May 1971  2   Monterey Grand Prix
Seattle   23 May 1971  3   Seattle Grand Prix
Mid-Ohio   5 Jul 1971  4   Mid-Ohio Grand Prix
Road America   18 Jul 1971  5   Road America Grand Prix
Edmonton   1 Aug 1971  6   Lucerne "100"
Seattle   7 Aug 1971  -   Seafair "200"
Seattle   7 Aug 1971  -   Seafair "200"
Brainerd   15 Aug 1971  7   Minnesota Grand Prix
Lime Rock   6 Sep 1971  8   Lime Rock Grand Prix
Road Atlanta   27 Nov 1971  -   Road Race of Champions (FA class)
Laguna Seca   7 May 1972  1   Monterey Grand Prix
Edmonton   4 Jun 1972  2   Lucerne "100"
Watkins Glen   18 Jun 1972  3   Watkins Glen Grand Prix
Road America   16 Jul 1972  4   Road America Grand Prix
Brainerd   30 Jul 1972  5   Minnesota Grand Prix
Road Atlanta   20 Aug 1972  6   Road Atlanta Grand Prix
Lime Rock   4 Sep 1972  7   Lime Rock Grand Prix
Riverside   24 Sep 1972  8   Riverside Grand Prix
Road Atlanta   25 Nov 1972  -   Road Race of Champions (FA class)
Riverside   29 Apr 1973  1   L&M F5000 Championship Race
Laguna Seca   6 May 1973  2   L&M F5000 Championship Race
Michigan International Speedway   20 May 1973  3   L&M F5000 Championship Race
Mid-Ohio   3 Jun 1973  4   L&M F5000 Championship Race
Watkins Glen   17 Jun 1973  5   L&M F5000 Championship Race
Road America   29 Jul 1973  6   L&M F5000 Championship Race
Road Atlanta   19 Aug 1973  7   L&M F5000 Championship Race
Pocono International Raceway   3 Sep 1973  8   L&M F5000 Championship Race
Seattle   30 Sep 1973  9   L&M F5000 Championship Race
Road Atlanta   3 Nov 1973  -   Road Race of Champions (FA class)
Mid-Ohio   2 Jun 1974  1   SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round
Mosport Park   15 Jun 1974  2   SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round
Watkins Glen   14 Jul 1974  3   SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round
Road America   28 Jul 1974  4   SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round
Ontario Motor Speedway   1 Sep 1974  5   California Grand Prix
Laguna Seca   13 Oct 1974  6   Monterey Grand Prix
Riverside   27 Oct 1974  7   Riverside Grand Prix
Road Atlanta   1 Nov 1974  -   Road Race of Champions (FA class)
Pocono International Raceway   1 Jun 1975  1   Purolator 5000
Mosport Park   15 Jun 1975  2   Labatt's Blue 5000
Watkins Glen   13 Jul 1975  3   SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round
Road America   27 Jul 1975  4   SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round
Mid-Ohio   10 Aug 1975  5   SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round
Road Atlanta   31 Aug 1975  6   Atlanta Grand Prix
Long Beach   28 Sep 1975  7   Long Beach Grand Prix
Laguna Seca   12 Oct 1975  8   Monterey Grand Prix
Riverside   26 Oct 1975  9   California Grand Prix
Road Atlanta   31 Oct 1975  -   Road Race of Champions (FA class)
Pocono International Raceway   9 May 1976  1   SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round
Mosport Park   20 Jun 1976  2   SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round
Watkins Glen   11 Jul 1976  3   SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round
Road America   25 Jul 1976  4   SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round
Mid-Ohio   8 Aug 1976  5   SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round
Road America   28 Aug 1976  6   SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round
Riverside   17 Oct 1976  7   SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round
Road Atlanta   31 Oct 1976  -   Road Race of Champions (FA class)
Road Atlanta   30 Oct 1977  -   Road Race of Champions (FA class)

1968 US information has been taken from SCCA results sheets with additional information from Autoweek race reports and from some entry lists. Thanks to David McKinney and Wolfgang Klopfer for providing these. Identifying the classes and model of some entries has proved very difficult so all new information would be welcomed.

1969-1971 US information has been collated by Chris Townsend using Autoweek reports. All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome.

1972-1976 US information was originally collated by Wolfgang Klopfer, converted to database format by Dawn Harrison and checked by Jim Thurman and Don Capps. Wolfgang's main sources are Autoweek and individual SCCA results bulletins but Autosport, Autocourse and Road Racing Annual have also been consulted.

US SCCA Run-Offs, Nationals and Regionals results were collated by Wolfgang Klopfer from Autoweek reports. These reports were usually very brief so the information on the majority of races is limited just to the identity of the FA class winner.

Some race programs have also been used for entry lists and other information. My thanks to Richard Coe for the generous contributions from his collection.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.