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The 1947 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 11 races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Arlington, Texas on November 2. The AAA National Champion was Ted Horn, and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Mauri Rose. Shorty Cantlon died at Indianapolis in the 500 miles race.

1947 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Season
Races11
Start dateMay 30
End dateNovember 2
Awards
National championUnited States Ted Horn
Indianapolis 500 winnerUnited States Mauri Rose
← 1946
1948 →

Contents

Schedule and resultsEdit

Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 May 30   International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved   Ted Horn   Mauri Rose
2 June 8   Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt   Bill Holland   Bill Holland
3 June 22   Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt   Emil Andres   Bill Holland
4 July 4   Atlanta 100A Lakewood Speedway Atlanta, Georgia Dirt   Rex Mays   Walt Ader
5 July 13   Bainbridge 100B Bainbridge Fairgrounds Bainbridge, Ohio Dirt   Walt Brown   Ted Horn
6 July 27   Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt   Tony Bettenhausen   Charles Van Acker
7 August 17   George Robson Memorial Good Time Park Goshen, New York Dirt   Emil Andres   Tony Bettenhausen
8 August 24   Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt   Duke Dinsmore   Ted Horn
9 September 1   Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill   Al RogersC   Louis Unser
10 September 28   Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt   Emil Andres   Tony Bettenhausen
11 November 2   Arlington 100 Arlington Downs Raceway Arlington, Texas Dirt   Duke Nalon   Ted Horn
  Paved/Dirt Oval
  Road Course/Hill Climb
^A Race stopped after 77 miles due to wreck.
^B Race stopped after 90 miles due to rain.
^C No pole is awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, in this schedule on the pole is the driver who started first. No lap led was awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, however, a lap was awarded to the drivers that completed the climb.

Final points standingsEdit

Note: The points became the car, when not only one driver led the car, the relieved driver became small part of the points. Points for driver method: (the points for the finish place) / (number the lap when completed the car) * (number the lap when completed the driver)

Pos Driver INDY
 
MIL1
 
LAN
 
ATL
 
BAI
 
MIL2
 
GOS
 
MIL3
 
PIK
 
SPR
 
ARL
 
Pts
1   Ted Horn 3 DNQ 5 4 1 6 2 1 2 1 1920
2   Bill Holland 2 1 1 2 2 18 14 8 9 DNQ 1610
3   Mauri Rose 1 DNP 1000
4   Charles Van Acker 29 5 6 6 3 1 3 10 DNQ DNQ 770
5   Rex Mays 6 2 DNS 12 15 10 DNP 16 16 4 765.7
6   Tony Bettenhausen 18 15 10 DNQ 4 11 1 4 1 10 686.8
7   Walt Brown 7 7 3 9 13 14 7 15 8 650
8   Emil Andres 13 8 2 13 7 17 15 5 10 3 575
9   George Connor 26 4 15 14 5 5 5 3 15 DNQ 560
10   Paul Russo 28 3 17 8 12 3 6 14 2 545
11   Jimmy Jackson 5 500
12   Cliff Bergere 21 393
13   Walt Ader DNQ 17 7 1 10 12 DNQ 17 6 380
14   Duke Nalon 16 2 13 2 DNQ 9 350
15   Duke Dinsmore 10 12 8 11 8 15 4 11 13 345.5
16   Steve Truchan DNQ 16 18 8 8 DNQ 3 11 320
17   Billy Devore DNS 6 4 7 6 DNP 310
18   Eddie Zalucki DNQ DNQ 3 11 11 14 DNQ 5 260
19   Cy Marshall 8 250
20   Milt Fankhouser 30 13 11 5 9 DNQ 9 6 240
21   Jackie Holmes 13 12 9 4 7 230
22   Herb Ardinger 4 207
23   Louis Unser 1 200
24   Fred Agabashian 9 200
25   Mel Hansen 27 DNS 4 13 13 169.5
26   Al Rogers 2 160
27   Charlie Rogers 14 7 5 DNQ 160
28   Myron Fohr 9 16 7 7 160
29   Russ Snowberger 19 3 140
30   J.C. Shoemaker 4 120
31   Buster Warke 16 10 6 12 120
32   Les Anderson 11 11 120
33   Johnny Mauro DNQ 3 100
34   Bill Milliken 6 80
35   Delmar Desch 7 60
36   Hugh Thomas 8 50
37   Johnny Byrne 8 50
38   Pete Romcevich 12 50
39   Buddy Rusch DNQ 18 13 DNQ 14 9 40
40   Red Byron DNQ 9 40
41   George Hammond 9 40
42   Art Scovell DNQ 10 14 30
43   Fred Carpenter 10 30
44   George Metzler DNQ 11 12 30
45   Hal Robson 20 DNQ 12 10
46   Johnny Shackleford 12 DNQ 10
-   Walt Killinger 10 0
-   Jerry Kubik 18 14 0
-   Ken Fowler 15 0
-   Frank Wearne 16 0
-   Norm Houser DNQ DNQ 17 0
-   Roland Free 17 0
-   Joie Chitwood 22 0
-   Shorty Cantlon 23 0
-   Henry Banks 24 0
-   Al Miller 25 0
-   Louis Tomei DNS 0
-   Doc Williams DNS 0
-   Bud Bardowski DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
-   Charles Crawford DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
-   Joel Thorne Wth DNQ DNQ 0
-   Zora Arkus-Duntov DNQ DNQ 0
-   Spider Webb DNQ DNQ 0
-   Sam Hanks DNQ DNQ 0
-   Tommy Boggs DNQ 0
-   Frank Brisko DNQ 0
-   Leslie Brooke DNQ 0
-   Jim Brubaker DNQ 0
-   Duane Carter DNQ 0
-   Louis Durant DNQ 0
-   Sam Grecco DNQ 0
-   Harry McQuinn DNQ 0
-   Hal Stetson DNQ 0
-   George Weaver DNQ 0
-   Elton Green DNQ 0
-   Hal Cole Wth 0
-   Chet Miller Wth 0
-   Bill Sheffler Wth 0
-   Danny Kladis Wth 0
-   Wally Mitchell Wth 0
-   Overton Phillips Wth 0
-   Wayne Sankey DSQ 0
-   Tommy Hinnershitz DNP 0
-   Don Lee DNP 0
Pos Driver INDY
 
MIL1
 
LAN
 
ATL
 
BAI
 
MIL2
 
GOS
 
MIL3
 
PIK
 
SPR
 
ARL
 
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
(Ret)
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

ReferencesEdit

  • Åberg, Andreas. "AAA National Championship 1947". Driver Database. Archived from the original on 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2011-04-19.
  • "1947 AAA National Championship Trail". ChampCarStats.com. Archived from the original on 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2011-04-19.
  • Harms, Phil. "1947 Championship Driver Summary" (PDF). Motorsport.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2011-04-19.
  • http://media.indycar.com/pdf/2011/IICS_2011_Historical_Record_Book_INT6.pdf (p. 313-314)

See alsoEdit