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The 1948 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 12 races, beginning in Arlington, Texas on April 25 and concluding in Du Quoin, Illinois on October 10. The AAA National Champion was Ted Horn, and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Mauri Rose. Ralph Hepburn was killed at Indianapolis in practice, and Ted Horn was killed at the last race in DuQuoin.

1948 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Season
Races12
Start dateApril 25
End dateOctober 10
Awards
National championUnited States Ted Horn
Indianapolis 500 winnerUnited States Mauri Rose
← 1947
1949 →

Contents

Schedule and resultsEdit

Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 April 25   Arlington 100 Arlington Downs Raceway Arlington, Texas Dirt   Paul Russo   Ted Horn
2 May 31   International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved   Rex Mays   Mauri Rose
3 June 6   Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt   Johnny Mantz   Emil Andres
4 June 20   National Convention Sweepstakes Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt   Tony Bettenhausen   Walt Brown
5 August 15   Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt   Myron Fohr   Johnny Mantz
6 August 21   Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt   Myron Fohr   Ted Horn
7 August 29   Milwaukee 200 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt   Paul Russo   Myron Fohr
  Tony BettenhausenA
8 September 4   DuQuoin 100 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt   Rex Mays   Lee Wallard
9 September 6   Atlanta 100 Lakewood Speedway Atlanta, Georgia Dirt   Ted Horn   Mel Hansen
10 September 6   Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill   Al RogersB   Al Rogers
11 September 19   Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt   Lee Wallard   Myron Fohr
12 October 10   DuQuoin 100 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt   Rex Mays   Johnnie Parsons
  Paved/Dirt Oval
  Road Course/Hill Climb
^A Both Bettenhausen and Fohr were credited with wins for the race as Bettenhausen relieved Fohr on Lap 118 of 200.
^B 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 ARL
 
INDY
 
MIL1
 
LAN
 
MIL2
 
SPR1
 
MIL3
 
DUQ1
 
ATL
 
PIK
 
SPR2
 
DUQ2
 
Pts
1   Ted Horn 1 4 3 9 3 1 3 3 12 3 17 1890
2   Myron Fohr DNQ 4 DNS 7 3 1 2 2 1 4 1159
3   Mauri Rose 1 1000
4   Bill Sheffler 17 18 8 8 10 7 5 5 3 4 3 924.8
5   Duke Nalon 3 3 11 DNP 8 17 DNQ DNP 910
6   Lee Wallard 7 6 5 20 11 1 8 6 9 865
7   Bill Holland DNS 2 9 11 DNQ 840
8   Mack Hellings 5 2 2 14 19 820
9   Emil Andres DNP 31 1 3 2 18 16 8 5 2 13 810
10   Charles Van Acker 11 5 7 9 5 6 4 9 12 10 760
11   Johnny Parsons DNQ 2 2 11 13 1 700
12   Hal Cole 6 6 DNQ 5 580
13   Rex Mays 16 19 17 16 4 4 7 17 10 14 18 360
14   Johnny Mauro 8 3 355
15   Tony Bettenhausen 14 15 15 6 6 20 10 324
16   Walt Brown DNQ DNQ 13 1 13 8 12 8 320
17   Paul Russo 7 32 18 18 9 18 11 15 2 300
18   Johnny Mantz 13 12 13 1 9 13 9 16 290
19   George Connor 28 DNQ 5 DNQ 11 17 5 DNQ 287
20   Hal Robson 15 DNQ 12 10 14 6 4 DNS 14 269
21   Ted Duncan 4 17 240
22   Mel Hansen 25 14 DNS 18 16 15 16 1 11 11 220
23   Eddie Zalucki DNQ DNQ DNQ 15 DNS 7 6 216
24   Al Rogers DNQ DNQ 1 200
25   Tommy Hinnershitz 9 200
26   Duke Dinsmore 2 16 13 15 172.5
27   Johnny Byrne 6 12 18 DNQ 6 DNQ DNQ 170
28   Herb Bryers 2 160
29   Jimmy Jackson 10 150
30   Joie Chitwood 4 17 DNQ DNP 120
31   Duane Carter 22 4 120
32   Russ Snowberger 4 120
33   Spider Webb 27 10 14 17 13 10 DNQ DNQ 10 116
34   Manuel Ayulo 5 DNQ DNQ 100
35   Buster Hammond 5 100
36   Floyd Davis 9 7 87.5
37   Hugh Thomas 6 80
38   Ken Fowler DNS 16 DNQ 8 DNQ 8 74
39   George Lynch DNQ 19 19 15 7 60
40   William Cantrell 16 7 60
41   Johnny Shackleford DNS 7 60
42   Louis Unser 7 60
43   Mike Salay 8 30 17 15 DNQ 16 12 50
44   J.C. Shoemaker 8 50
45   Billy Devore 14 12 50
46   Wayne Sankey 9 40
47   Louis Durant DNS 35
48   Red Hodges 10 30
49   Delmar Desch 10 30
50   Jackie Holmes DNQ DNQ 11 14 DNQ 20
51   Walt Killinger 11 20
52   Charlie Rogers 12 DNQ DNS 12 DNQ 10
53   Art Hillis 12 10
54   Jack McGrath 9 21 DNQ 5.2
-   Walt Ader DNQ 10 0
-   Les Anderson 11 24 DNQ 0
-   Buster Warke DNQ 12 0
-   Henry Banks 13 DNQ 0
-   George Hammond 13 0
-   Steve Truchan 15 DNQ 21 14 18 DNQ 0
-   Jimmy Good 14 0
-   Bill Milliken 15 0
-   Chet Miller 20 0
-   Fred Agabashian 23 0
-   Sam Hanks 26 0
-   Doc Williams 29 0
-   Harry McQuinn 33 0
-   Joel Thorne DNQ DNS 0
-   Cliff Bergere DNS 0
-   Louis Tomei DNS 0
-   Keith Andrews DNS 0
-   Russ Chabot DNS 0
-   Milt Fankhauser DNQ DNQ 0
-   Red Byron DNQ DNQ 0
-   Paul Craver DNQ DNQ 0
-   Johnny McDowell DNQ DNQ 0
-   Johnny Dietz DNQ DNQ 0
-   Jim Brubaker DNQ 0
-   Bob Droeger DNQ 0
-   Roland Free DNQ 0
-   Andy Granatelli DNQ 0
-   Art Hartsfeld DNQ 0
-   Ralph Hepburn DNQ 0
-   Ronney Householder DNQ 0
-   George Metzler DNQ 0
-   Al Miller DNQ 0
-   Cowboy O'Rourke DNQ 0
-   Joe Perkins DNQ 0
-   Ralph Pratt DNQ 0
-   Pete Romcevich DNQ 0
-   Loral Tansy DNQ 0
-   Jerry Kubik DNQ 0
-   Chick Barbo DNQ 0
-   Orville Epperley DNQ 0
-   Bob Baity DNQ 0
-   Norm Houser DNQ 0
Pos Driver ARL
 
INDY
 
MIL1
 
LAN
 
MIL2
 
SPR1
 
MIL3
 
DUQ1
 
ATL
 
PIK
 
SPR2
 
DUQ2
 
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 1948". Driver Database. Archived from the original on 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
  • "1948 AAA National Championship Trail". ChampCarStats.com. Archived from the original on 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
  • Harms, Phil. "1948 Championship Driver Summary" (PDF). Motorsport.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
  • http://media.indycar.com/pdf/2011/IICS_2011_Historical_Record_Book_INT6.pdf (p. 310-312)

See alsoEdit