1924 Indianapolis 500

The 12th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday, May 30, 1924.

12th Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis 500
Sanctioning bodyAAA
DateMay 30, 1924
WinnerLora Lawrence Corum & Joe Boyer (co-winners)
Winning EntrantDuesenberg
Average speed98.234 mph (158.092 km/h)
Pole positionJimmy Murphy
Pole speed108.037 mph (173.869 km/h)
Most laps ledEarl Cooper (119)
Pre-race
Pace carCole V8
Pace car driverLew Pettijohn
StarterW.S. Gilbreath[1]
Honorary refereeHenry Ford[1]
Estimated attendance135,000-140,000[2]
Chronology
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1923 1925

Lora Lawrence Corum started the race in the #15 entry, and was relieved during the race by Joe Boyer. Boyer proceeded to drive the car to victory, and both drivers were credited as "co-winners" for the 1924 race.

Boyer led the first lap of the race in his original #9 entry. After Boyer got out of the car and took over the #15, the #9 entry continued in the race, taken over by Ernie Ansterburg, Corum, and later Thane Houser. Houser crashed the car after 176 laps, and Boyer's original car was credited with 18th place.

Time trialsEdit

Four-lap (10 mile) qualifying runs were utilized.

ResultsEdit

Finish Start No Name Qual Rank Laps Led Status
1 21 15   L. L. Corum (laps 1-111)
  Joe Boyer (laps 112-200)
93.330 16 200 25 Running
2 6 8   Earl Cooper 103.900 6 200 119 Running
3 1 2   Jimmy Murphy (W) 108.030 1 200 56 Running
4 2 4   Harry Hartz 107.130 2 200 0 Running
5 4 3   Bennett Hill 104.840 4 200 0 Running
6 13 12   Peter DePaolo 99.280 13 200 0 Running
7 16 14   Fred Comer (R) 92.880 17 200 0 Running
8 15 6   Ira Vail 96.400 15 200 0 Running
9 9 32   Antoine Mourre (R) 99.490 9 200 0 Running
10 18 19   Bob McDonogh (R) 91.550 19 200 0 Running
11 7 18   Jules Ellingboe 102.600 7 200 0 Running
12 11 7   Jerry Wonderlich 99.360 11 200 0 Running
13 8 16   Cliff Durant 101.610 8 199 0 Out of gas
14 19 26   Bill Hunt (R) 85.040 21 191 0 Flagged
15 17 31   Ora Haibe 92.810 18 182 0 Flagged
16 20 28   Alfred Moss (R) 85.270 20 177 0 Flagged
17 22 27   Fred Harder (R) 82.770 22 177 0 Flagged
18 5 9   Joe Boyer 104.840 5 176 0 Crash T1
19 14 1   Eddie Hearne 99.230 14 151 0 Fuel line
20 12 21   Frank Elliott 99.310 12 149 0 Gas tank
21 3 5   Tommy Milton (W) 105.200 3 110 0 Gas tank
22 10 10   Ernie Ansterburg (R) 99.400 10 2 0 Crash T2
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Race detailsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Fox, Jack C. (1994). The Illustrated History of the Indianapolis 500 1911-1994 (4th ed.). Carl Hungness Publishing. p. 22. ISBN 0-915088-05-3.
  2. ^ Patton, W. Blaine (May 31, 1924). "Boyer Relieves 'Duesie' Pilot In 106th, Finishing; Corum Officially Wins". The Indianapolis Star. p. 1. Retrieved June 3, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "Indianapolis 500 1924". Ultimate Racing History. Archived from the original on 16 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  4. ^ Blazier, John E.; Rollings, Tom (1994). Forgotten Heroes of the Speedways: The Riding Mechanics.
  5. ^ The Talk of Gasoline Alley - 1070-AM WIBC, May 14, 2004


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Previous race:
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1925 Indianapolis 500
1923 Indianapolis 500
Tommy Milton
1924 Indianapolis 500
Lora L. Corum and Joe Boyer
1925 Indianapolis 500
Peter DePaolo
Preceded by
94.484 mph
(1922 Indianapolis 500)
Record for the fastest average speed
98.234 mph
Succeeded by
101.127 mph
(1925 Indianapolis 500)