Auto Racing Highlights
Denis Hulme, a 32-year-old New
Zealander who had never won a Formula I Grand
Prix race prior to 1967, won the 1967 Formula 1
Driver Championship. Driving a Brabham- Repco,
Hulme only won two of the 11 races in 1967, but
placed second in three and 3rd in four others to
amass a total of 51 points. His boss, defending
champion Jack Brabham of Australia, came in
second in the driver championship with 48 points.
Third place was won by Jim Clark of Scotland, the
1963 and 1965 champion, with 41 points. Driving a
Lotus-Ford, Clark won four races, but failed to
finish four others.
Clark's victory in the Grand
Prix of Mexico, the final race of the year, tied
him with Juan Fangio of Argentina for the most
career Formula 1 Grand Prix victories, a total of
Sports Car Series
Denis Hulme and fellow New
Zealander Bruce McLaren, both driving
McLaren-Chevrolets, dominated the 1967 season.
Hulme won the first three races, McLaren the
fourth and fifth. Between them, they won more
than $190,000 in prize money.
United States Auto
The sensation of the Indianapolis 500
was a turbine-powered car developed by Andy
Granatelli and driven by Parnelli Jones. Compared
to piston-driven engines, the car was virtually
silent as it sped around the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway. Jones led 197 of the race's 200 laps,
but the car's gearbox failed with less than 10
miles to go and Jones ended up finishing fifth.
A.J. Foyt ended up collecting his third
Indianapolis 500 win. Driving a self-designed
Ford-Coyote, Foyt set a new average speed record
of 151.207 miles per hour.
Left: Andy Granatelli runs
beside his turbine-powered car as Parnelli Jones
pulls away from a pit stop.
Foyt waged a year-long battle
with Mario Andretti for the USAC Driver
Championship. Foyt finally won the title in the
last race of the season, at Riverside,
A.J. Foyt teamed with Dan
Gurney to score a victory in his first ever year
of endurance racing, the24-hour race at Le Mans,
France. The pair won the race driving a Mark IV
Ford, making them the first Americans driving an
American-made car to win the classic race.
Despite this victory, Ford lost the
manufacturer's endurance racing championship to
Richard Petty, driving a
Plymouth, won a record 27 races in 1967 to win
his second straight NASCAR Driver Championship.
He also set new NASCAR records for the most races
won in a career (75) and for the most money won
in one year ($130,275).
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