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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.

Event
Circuit
Date
Round
Continental Divide 
26 May 1968 
1 
War Bonnet 
16 Jun 1968 
2 
Road America 
27 Jul 1968 
3 
Thompson Raceway 
18 Aug 1968 
4 
Mosport Park 
25 Aug 1968 
5 
Lime Rock 
2 Sep 1968 
6 
Brainerd 
22 Sep 1968 
7 
Laguna Seca 
12 Oct 1968 
8 
Riverside 
24 Nov 1968 
-  
Riverside 
20 Apr 1969 
1 
Laguna Seca 
4 May 1969 
2 
Continental Divide 
8 Jun 1969 
3 
Sears Point 
22 Jun 1969 
4 
Seattle 
6 Jul 1969 
5 
Road America 
20 Jul 1969 
6 
Lime Rock 
2 Aug 1969 
7 
Brainerd 
10 Aug 1969 
8 
Mosport Park 
23 Aug 1969 
9 
Lime Rock 
1 Sep 1969 
10 
Mont-Tremblant 
7 Sep 1969 
11 
Thompson Raceway 
21 Sep 1969 
12 
Daytona 
29 Nov 1969 
-  
Sebring International Raceway 
28 Dec 1969 
13 
Riverside 
19 Apr 1970 
1 
Edmonton 
24 May 1970 
2 
Seattle 
7 Jun 1970 
3 
Laguna Seca 
14 Jun 1970 
4 
Sears Point 
28 Jun 1970 
5 
Dallas International Motor Speedway 
5 Jul 1970 
6 
Road America 
18 Jul 1970 
7 
Mont-Tremblant 
1 Aug 1970 
8 
Brainerd 
16 Aug 1970 
9 
Lime Rock 
7 Sep 1970 
10 
Mosport Park 
13 Sep 1970 
11 
Mid-Ohio 
27 Sep 1970 
12 
Sebring International Raceway 
25 Oct 1970 
13 
Road Atlanta 
29 Nov 1970 
-  
Riverside 
25 Apr 1971 
1 
Laguna Seca 
2 May 1971 
2 
Seattle 
23 May 1971 
3 
Mid-Ohio 
5 Jul 1971 
4 
Road America 
18 Jul 1971 
5 
Edmonton 
1 Aug 1971 
6 
Seattle 
7 Aug 1971 
-  
Seattle 
7 Aug 1971 
-  
Brainerd 
15 Aug 1971 
7 
Lime Rock 
6 Sep 1971 
8 
Road Atlanta 
27 Nov 1971 
-  
Laguna Seca 
7 May 1972 
1 
Edmonton 
4 Jun 1972 
2 
Watkins Glen 
18 Jun 1972 
3 
Road America 
16 Jul 1972 
4 
Brainerd 
30 Jul 1972 
5 
Road Atlanta 
20 Aug 1972 
6 
Lime Rock 
4 Sep 1972 
7 
Riverside 
24 Sep 1972 
8 
Road Atlanta 
25 Nov 1972 
-  
Riverside 
29 Apr 1973 
1 
Laguna Seca 
6 May 1973 
2 
Michigan International Speedway 
20 May 1973 
3 
Mid-Ohio 
3 Jun 1973 
4 
Watkins Glen 
17 Jun 1973 
5 
Road America 
29 Jul 1973 
6 
Road Atlanta 
19 Aug 1973 
7 
Pocono Int. Raceway (road course) 
3 Sep 1973 
8 
Seattle 
30 Sep 1973 
9 
Road Atlanta 
3 Nov 1973 
-  
Mid-Ohio 
2 Jun 1974 
1 
Mosport Park 
15 Jun 1974 
2 
Watkins Glen 
14 Jul 1974 
3 
Road America 
28 Jul 1974 
4 
Ontario Motor Speedway 
1 Sep 1974 
5 
Laguna Seca 
13 Oct 1974 
6 
Riverside 
27 Oct 1974 
7 
Road Atlanta 
1 Nov 1974 
-  
Pocono Int. Raceway (road course) 
1 Jun 1975 
1 
Mosport Park 
15 Jun 1975 
2 
Watkins Glen 
13 Jul 1975 
3 
Road America 
27 Jul 1975 
4 
Mid-Ohio 
10 Aug 1975 
5 
Road Atlanta 
31 Aug 1975 
6 
Long Beach 
28 Sep 1975 
7 
Laguna Seca 
12 Oct 1975 
8 
Riverside 
26 Oct 1975 
9 
Road Atlanta 
31 Oct 1975 
-  
Pocono Int. Raceway (road course) 
9 May 1976 
1 
Mosport Park 
20 Jun 1976 
2 
Watkins Glen 
11 Jul 1976 
3 
Road America 
25 Jul 1976 
4 
Mid-Ohio 
8 Aug 1976 
5 
Road America 
28 Aug 1976 
6 
Riverside 
17 Oct 1976 
7 
Road Atlanta 
31 Oct 1976 
-  
Road Atlanta 
30 Oct 1977 
-  

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 Runoffs, 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.