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1964 Stapp USAC Chevy Sprinter Car
- 1 podium
- Raced by Steve Stapp, Lloyd Ruby, Tommy Copp, Parnelli Jones, Johnny Rutherford, Buzz Gregory, Mario Andretti
1965 Season – Babe Stapp Chevy #4 (black with gold numbers)
- Two first place finishes, one 2nd place finish, three 3rd place finishes, 6 total podium finishes
- Raced by Steve Stapp (once), Jud Larson (once), Gary Congdon (three times), Johnny Rutherford (three times), Mario Andretti (three times), Carl Williams (six times), A.J. Foyt (3 times), Bud Tinglestad (one time)
Ended up racing from seasons 1964 1969, and in season 1973.
Engine is factory steel block Chevrolet V8 with 305 cubic inches (5,000cc) with methanol mechanical fuel injection per USAC regulations of 1965.
Created by Steve Stapp, this homemade racecar was built during a particularly exciting time in sprint car racing. In the early to mid 60s many modern legends such as A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, and Johnny Rutherford came from humble beginnings and all of them were masters of sideways racing in sprint cars. This car was driven by many of these major-name racers when they were just only emerging as superstar racecar drivers. With a 305 cubic inch methanol-powered Chevrolet V8 engine providing the power to the rear wheels, this open-wheeled USAC racer was capable of 100+ miles per hour while sliding sideways. Lightweight, incredibly agile, and enormously powerful, these sprint car racers defined an era of where it truly mattered how easily you could overcome your fear. Braking later, turning in sharper, and staying on the throttle as much as possible while remaining in control was the name of the game, if you survived long enough to keep racing and tell your tale.
In 1965 this #4 Stapp car played host to a number of racing legends including Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Carl Williams, Johnny Rutherford, Steve Stapp, Jud Larson, Gary Congdon, and Bud Tinglestad. In the 1965 season the car took a total of two 1st place finishes, one 2nd place finish and three 3rd place finishes for a total of 6 podiums during the season. Today the car has been restored to its most winning season, in the fantastic combination of black with gold lettering. With a large host of original period images used during the restoration, attention to detail was critical and now seeing this #4 Stapp car in person is just like seeing it back in 1965.