My Formula 5000
Jerry Hansen
photo & profile circa 1973
Residents  Minneapolis, Minnesota
Born 1940
Minneapolis stockbroker Jerry Hansen has won an unprecedented total
of eight SCCA National Championship gold medallions at the American
Road Race of Champions.  In 1972, he established an ARRC record that
will undoubtedly be in racing history books for years to come; three
National Championship titles in Formula A (5000), A-sports racing, and A-
production. His career total includes five A-sports racing titles, two in
Formula A and one in A-production, For winning two titles in 1971,
Hansen was presented the SCCA President’s Cup. He was again in line
for receipt of the coveted award last year but declined nomination.
Hansen appears each year in both the L&M Championship and the Can-
Am Challenge Cup series. But usually does not devote a full season to
either. In the 1972 L&M series, he placed 10th in the final standings, with
a second at Donnybrooke his best finish. Hansen has been racing since
1961, the Hansen record, with numerous victories and high finisher in
SCCA competition, includes cars such as Echidna, Cobra, Corvette,
Chaparral, Chevette, Scarab, Wolverine, McLaren and Lola.  In 1967 he
drove a McLaren and co-drove with Chuck Parsons in the 1967 Road
America 500, recording a fine overall second place in the five-hour race,
driving the Simoniz Special. With a new Lola-Chevrolet he won the
feature race at the ARRC and the national championship, setting new
straightaway and lap records in the process.  He went on in 1968 to win
the championship, again, first driving  the Lola and later the ex-Donohue
McLaren M6A.

                  
Midwest Federal Race Team
Date
Event
#
Car
1973
Riverside
44
Lola T330
1974
 
44
Lola T192