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The 1937 AAA Championship Car season consisted of three races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Syracuse, New York on September 12. There were also three non-championship events. The AAA National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was Wilbur Shaw.

1937 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Start dateMay 30
End dateSeptember 12
National championUnited States Wilbur Shaw
Indianapolis 500 winnerUnited States Wilbur Shaw
← 1936
1938 →


Schedule and resultsEdit

Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 May 31   International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Brick   Bill Cummings   Wilbur Shaw
NC June 13   Cleveland 50 Randall Park Raceway North Randall, Ohio Dirt   Rex Mays
2 July 5   George Vanderbilt Cup Roosevelt Raceway Westbury, New York Road   Rudolf Caracciola   Bernd Rosemeyer
NC August 21   Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt   Mauri Rose
NC August 29   Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt   Billy Winn   Rex Mays
3 September 12   Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt   Rex Mays   Billy Winn
  Dirt/Brick Oval
  Road Course/Hill Climb
  Non-championship race

Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Team Points
1 Wilbur Shaw Shaw Gilmore, Maserati 1135
2 Ted Horn Miller 750
3 Bernd Rosemeyer Auto Union 600
4 Ralph Hepburn Hamilton-Harris 598.1
5 Louis Meyer Boyle Valve 550


  • Åberg, Andreas. "AAA National Championship 1937". Driver Database. Archived from the original on 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2011-04-21.
  • "1937 AAA National Championship Trail". Archived from the original on 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2011-04-21.
  • Harms, Phil. "1937 Championship Driver Summary" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2011-04-21.

See alsoEdit