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Can Am

Canadian-American Challenge Cup

1979 Citicorp Can-Am Challenge

The points system used for the championship was as follows: 9, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 for the top 6 drivers at each race. Despite having very strong pace and scoring 8 poles, Keke's poor reliability in races blighted his championship campaign.

Car & Team

Team: 

Newman-Freeman Racing

Chassis: 

Spyder NF-11 (CA-02)

Engine: 

Chevrolet V8 5-litre

Car Number: 

5 (car no. 13 used at Laguna Seca)

Races

Rnd.

01

02

03

04

05

06

07

08

09

10

Location

Road Atlanta, USA

Charlotte, Canada

Mosport Park, Canada

Mid-Ohio, USA

Watkins Glen, USA

Road America, USA

Brainerd, USA

Trois-Rivières, Canada

Laguna Seca, USA

Riverside, USA

Date

06-05-1979

20-05-1979

03-06-1979

10-06-1979

08-07-1979

22-07-1979

19-08-1979

02-10-1979

14-10-1979

28-10-1979

Laps

48

69

60

50

55

40

40

42

48

50

Quali.

2nd

1st

1st

1st

1st

1st

1st

2nd

1st

1st

Quali. Time

1m15.120

1m09.190

1m12.930

1m21.950

1m40.203

2m01.760

1m26.249

1m24.741

0m57.155

1m12.773

Race Result

Points

1st

3rd

DNF

2nd

1st

DNF

DNF

DNF

6th

DNF

-  (lap 28) Accident

-  (lap 19) Valve

-  (lap 0) Broken rod

-  (lap 39) Engine

-  (lap 44) Accident

9

4

0

6

9

0

0

0

1

0

Final Standings

Pos.

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

=6th

=6th

=8th

=8th

=8th

Driver

Jacky Ickx

Elliot Forbes-Robinson

Geoff Lees

Keke Rosberg

Bobby Rahal

Al Holbert

Alan Jones

Rocky Moran

Vern Schuppan

John Morton

Points

51

45

32

29

25

9

9

6

6

6

Wins​

5

1

0

2

1

0

1

0

0

0

Canadian-American Challenge Cup

1980 Citicorp Can-Am Challenge

The points system used for the championship was as follows: 9, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 for the top 6 drivers at each race. Due to racing commitments in other series Keke was only able to take part in the final two rounds. Despite this he was able to score points in both events including a podium. 

Car & Team

Team: 

Newman Racing

Chassis: 

Lola T530 [HU8]

Engine: 

Chevrolet V8 5-litre

Car Number: 

7

Races

Rnd.

09

10

Location

Laguna Seca, USA

Riverside, USA

Date

19-10-1980

26-10-1980

Laps

50

50

Quali.

2nd

2nd

Quali. Time

0m56.243

1m11.821

Race Result

2nd

4th

-  Race time: 52m27.619

-  Fastest lap: 1m13.249

Points

6

3

Final Standings

Pos.

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

=8th

=8th

10th

Driver

Patrick Tambay

Al Holbert

Geoff Brabham

Elliot Forbes-Robinson

Bobby Rahal

Danny Sullivan

Bob Brown

Al Unser

Keke Rosberg

Stephen South

Points

61

40

26

24

19

16

12

9

9

8

Wins​

6

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

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