The 1969 USAC National Championship consisted of 16 races. Ten of them were held on paved ovals, five on dirt ovals, and one other event was Pikes Peak Hill Climb, which was included in the Championship for the last time. The title went to Mario Andretti who won 10 races including Pikes Peak. A.J Foyt who was already 4 times National Champion by that time finished the championship in 7th place. His only win in 1969 was Hoosier Hundred 100-mile race held at Indiana State Fairgrounds dirt oval. Foyt won a long, hard fought race with Mario Andretti. The battle ended with Andretti hitting the inside fence and breaking his left front wheel. The car Foyt drove at that race (as well at other dirt oval races of the season) was built by his long-time partner and one of the best American car builder of the 1960s, Wally Meskowsky, and was powered by Ford V8 engine. The scale model is from rare GMP Dirt Champ Car Legends 3-car set, representing Foyt’s 1969, Al Unser’s 1970, and Mario Andretti’s 1974 Dirt Champ cars.
|1969||USAC National Championship||Hoosier 100|
|A.J. Foyt||6||A.J. Foyt|
|Meskowski||Ford||Sheraton Thompson Spl.|
|1:43||GMP||Dirt Champ Legends|
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