Dennis Firestone


Dennis Firestone
Dennis Firestone
Nationality Australian Australia
Born July 22, 1944 (1944-07-22) (age 67)
Townsville, Australia)
Debut season 1979
Starts 34
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 12th in 1980
Awards
1980 CART IndyCar Rookie of the Year

Dennis Firestone (born 22 July 1944 in Townsville, Australia) is a former CART driver from 1979 to 1987. He was the Rookie of the year in CART 1980 season finishing in 12th in season points, his best season. His best finish in a CART race was a pair of 5th places that year. He made 5 starts in the Indianapolis 500 with a best finish of 10th in 1981, his next best finish being a 12th in 1984.[1] An accident at Indianapolis in 1987 resulted in a broken neck and ended his racing career. Since his driving days, he has run a California trucking company.[2]

Contents

American Open Wheel racing results

American Super Vee Championship

  • 1978 - 17th
  • 1979 - 9th
  • 1980 - 16th

USAC Mini-Indy Series

  • 1978 - 2nd
  • 1979 - 1st

USAC Gold Crown Championship

  • 1981-82 - 24th
  • 1983-84 - 15th

(key)

CART

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1979 AMS/Oil United States
PHO
United States
ATL1
United States
ATL2
United States
INDY
United States
TRE1
United States
TRE2
United States
MIG1
United States
MIG2
United States
WKG
United States
TRE3
United States
CAL
Ret
United States
MIG3
United States
ATL3
United States
PHO2
NC 0
1980 Scientific Drilling United States
ONT
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
MIL1
United States
POC
Ret
United States
MDO
United States
MIC1
14
United States
WGL
United States
MIL2
United States
ONT2
6
United States
MIC2
DNS
Mexico
MEX
5
United States
PHX
5
12th 743
1981 Rhoades Racing United States
PHO1
United States
INDY
10
United States
MIL1
United States
AMS1
Ret
United States
AMS2
DNS
United States
MIC1
United States
RIV
United States
MIL2
United States
MIC2
United States
WKG
Mexico
MEX
United States
PHX2
44th 1
1982 BVC Racing United States
PHO1
Ret
United States
ATL
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
MIL1
United States
CLE
United States
MIS1
United States
MIL2
United States
POR
United States
RIV
United States
RDA
United States
MIS2
United States
PHX
44th 1
1983 Simpson Sports United States
ATL
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
MIL
United States
CLE
United States
MIS1
United States
ROA
United States
POC
United States
RIV
United States
MDO
United States
MIS2
United States
LVG
United States
LS
United States
PHX
NC 0
1984 Pace Electronics United States
LBH
United States
PHX1
United States
INDY
12
United States
MIL
United States
POR
United States
MEA
United States
CLE
United States
MIS1
United States
ROA
17
United States
POC
Ret
United States
MDO
Canada
SAN
Ret
United States
MIS2
United States
PHX2
United States
LS
DNS
United States
LVG
Ret
39th 1
1985 Pace Electronics United States
LBH
Ret
United States
INDY
DNQ
United States
MIL
Ret
United States
POR
Ret
United States
MEA
DNQ
United States
CLE
Ret
United States
MIS1
11
United States
ROA
Ret
United States
POC
9
United States
MDO
Ret
Canada
SAN
Ret
United States
MIS2
DNS
United States
LS
Ret
United States
PHX
United States
MIA
33rd 6
1986 Raynor United States
PHX1
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
DNQ
United States
MIL
United States
POR
United States
MEA
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS1
Ret
United States
POC
United States
MDO
Canada
SAN
14
United States
MIS2
14
United States
ROA
United States
LS
United States
PHX2
Ret
United States
MIA
NC 0
1987 Raynor United States
LBH
Ret
United States
PHX
7
United States
INDY
DNQ
United States
MIL
United States
POR
United States
MEA
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS
United States
POC
United States
ROA
United States
MDO
United States
NAZ
United States
LS
United States
MIA1
DNQ
United States
MIA
30th 6

† Non Championship

Indy 500 results

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1980 Penske Cosworth 24th 16th
1981 Wildcat Cosworth 28th 10th
1982 Eagle Milodon 21st 27th
1983 March Cosworth 33rd 24th
1984 March Cosworth 32nd 12th
1985 March Cosworth Failed to Qualify DNQ
1986 March Cosworth Withdrew due to practice crash DNQ
1987 Lola Cosworth Practice Crash DNQ

References

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bill Alsup
CART Rookie of the Year
1980
Succeeded by
Bob Lazier