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.