Jody Scheckter

South Africa

Auto Racing

B: January 29, 1950

1979 Formula One World Driving Champion

Scheckter was born in South Africa and moved to England in 1970. In 1972, he began racing on the Formula one circuit with McLaren. The following season he won the Formula 5000 championship and raced five times. Tyrrell gave Scheckter a full-time ride in 1974 and he finished third in the driver's standings while winning Grand Prix races in Sweden and Britain. Scheckter finished third in the standings again in 1976 and was runner-up to Niki Lauda in 1977. In 1977, he won the first of his two Monaco Grand Prix races, the second would come in 1979. Scheckter rode for Ferrari during the 1979 season and won three races en route to the driver's championship. After finishing 19th in the driver's championship in 1980, Scheckter retired from Formula One racing. Scheckter's son Tomas is a racer on the Indycar series and also a Superstars competitor.

SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT

PLACE

POINTS

MONEY

EVENT WINS
1974 Preliminary 4

7

18

$1,800

Swimming
1975 European Heat 4
4
38
£750
Gym Test, Swimming
1981 International
2
39
N/A
Swimming, Gym Test
1981 Worlds

1

35

$35,500

Tennis
1982 Worlds

8

14 1/4

$4,275

Swimming
TOTALS

144 1/4

$41,575
+£750

7


PERSONAL BESTS
Swimming - 50 Yards

25.9e

1981 Worlds
Swimming - 50 Meters

28.9

1981 International
Swimming - 100 Meters
1:14.35
1974 Preliminary 4
Tennis

1st

1981 Worlds
Weight Lifting - Clean & Jerk

87.5

1975 European Heat 4
Weight Lifting
160
1974 Preliminary 4
Gym Test - Medicine Ball Throw

10.16

1975 European Heat 4
Gym Test - Parallel Bar Dips

32

1975 European Heat 4
Gym Test - Chin Ups

23

1981 Worlds
Gym Test - Squat Thrusts
88
1981 Worlds
Gym Test - Chins + Squats

111

1981 Worlds
Rowing

37.6e

1981 Worlds
Golf - 9 holes
70
1974 Preliminary 4
Shooting
56
1975 European Heat 4
100 Meter Dash
13.1
1975 European Heat 4
Cycling - 800 Meters

1:25.8

1975 European Heat 4
Bike Race - Half Mile
1:17.57
1974 Preliminary 4
Bike Race - Mile

2:41.18

1974 Preliminary 4
600 Meter Steeplechase

2:08.1

1975 European Heat 4
Half Mile Run
2:30.80
1974 Preliminary 4
Obstacle Course
41.17
1981 Worlds
Points Scored (8 of 10 events)

38

1975 European Heat 4
Points Scored

35

1981 Worlds


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