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#1 Herbert

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Posted 22 January 2004 - 20:10

In some of the Hungness- Indy 500 yearbooks a championship called USAC Mini-Indy Series is mentioned.
All information I could gather is the following:

1977: 1. Tom Bagley & Herm Johnson (co-champions), 3. Howdy Holmes

1978: 1. Bill Alsup, 2. Dennis Firestone

1979: 1. Dennis Firestone

1980: 1.???, 2. Joséle Garza.

I think the championship was a kind of FSuper Vee organised by USAC as oppossed to the SCCA series which existed from 1971-1990. But I'm not sure if there was a connection between the two championships.

I'm looking for further information (championship standings, race results etc.) about the Mini-Indy series.

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#2 gerrit stevens

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Posted 23 January 2004 - 14:51

Originally posted by Herbert
In some of the Hungness- Indy 500 yearbooks a championship called USAC Mini-Indy Series is mentioned.
All information I could gather is the following:

1977: 1. Tom Bagley & Herm Johnson (co-champions), 3. Howdy Holmes

1978: 1. Bill Alsup, 2. Dennis Firestone

1979: 1. Dennis Firestone

1980: 1.???, 2. Joséle Garza.

I think the championship was a kind of FSuper Vee organised by USAC as oppossed to the SCCA series which existed from 1971-1990. But I'm not sure if there was a connection between the two championships.

I'm looking for further information (championship standings, race results etc.) about the Mini-Indy series.



In the USAC yearbooks seasons 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1980 the results of these series are published.

I have made some scans but I don't know how to enclose them into this mail. I am not so familiar with this.

I think indeed there was a close connection between the Mini-Indy series and the SCCA series. Actually the Mini-Indy series was also called the Robert Bosch-VW Cup. In 1980 the Mini-Indy series and the SCCA series were combined.
Some well-know competitors in the 1980 series were Josele Garza, Al Unser jr. and Arie Luyendijk.

Before 1980 I have no results of the SCCA Super Vee series (I think Autocourse started presenting those results in 1981), so I cannot compare if these series overlap. I only conclude that Bill Alsup was the winner of both series in 1978.
If anyone has results from the SCCA series (1971-1979) I would be very glad.

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#3 Darren Galpin

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Posted 23 January 2004 - 15:00

http://home.wanadoo....erv/superv.html

Go to Robert Bosch US series. The two missing years are in the pipeline.....

#4 Herbert

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Posted 23 January 2004 - 22:51

Does anybody have the results of the SCCA-series from 1986-1990?
There were still some interesting drivers active during these years. For example Paul Radisich, Bernard Jourdain or Didier Theys.

#5 Don Capps

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 00:00

Unfortunately, I am a bit overloaded right now to do much on this great subject, Formula Super Vee, but here is a site which might be useful: http://www.bobbridge...v_reg/hfsvr.htm

#6 gerrit stevens

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 12:28

Originally posted by Darren Galpin
http://home.wanadoo....erv/superv.html

Go to Robert Bosch US series. The two missing years are in the pipeline.....


Thanks Darren

I will send you the Mini Indy scans so you can put those results also on this page.

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#7 gerrit stevens

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 12:34

Originally posted by Darren Galpin
http://home.wanadoo....erv/superv.html

Go to Robert Bosch US series. The two missing years are in the pipeline.....


Thanks Darren

I will send you the Mini Indy scans so you can put those results also on this page.

Gerrit Stevens

#8 gerrit stevens

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 07:40

Originally posted by Herbert
In some of the Hungness- Indy 500 yearbooks a championship called USAC Mini-Indy Series is mentioned.
All information I could gather is the following:

1977: 1. Tom Bagley & Herm Johnson (co-champions), 3. Howdy Holmes

1978: 1. Bill Alsup, 2. Dennis Firestone

1979: 1. Dennis Firestone

1980: 1.???, 2. Joséle Garza.

I think the championship was a kind of FSuper Vee organised by USAC as oppossed to the SCCA series which existed from 1971-1990. But I'm not sure if there was a connection between the two championships.

I'm looking for further information (championship standings, race results etc.) about the Mini-Indy series.


If there is anyone else interested int this subject. Please send me your email address so I can send you the scans.

Gerrit Stevens