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The 1949 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 14 races, beginning in Arlington, Texas on April 24 and concluding in Del Mar, California on November 6. There were also two non-championship events. The AAA National Champion was Johnnie Parsons, and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Bill Holland. The season was marred by George Metzler's death at Indianapolis in practice, Bill Sheffler's death at Trenton also in practice, and Rex Mays's death in the final race at Del Mar.

1949 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Season
Races14
Start dateApril 24
End dateNovember 6
Awards
National championUnited States Johnny Parsons
Indianapolis 500 winnerUnited States Bill Holland
← 1948
1950 →

Contents

Schedule and resultsEdit

Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 April 24   Arlington 100 Arlington Downs Raceway Arlington, Texas Dirt   Rex Mays   Johnny Parsons
2 May 30   International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved   Duke Nalon   Bill Holland
3 June 5   Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt   Rex Mays   Myron Fohr
4 June 19   Trenton 100 Trenton Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Dirt   Rex Mays   Myron Fohr
NC July 17   Universal Speedways Race of Champions Arlington Downs Raceway Arlington, Texas Dirt   Mel Hansen   Mel Hansen
NC July 31   Indianapolis Sweepstakes Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Dirt   Duane Carter   Johnny Mantz
5 August 20   Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt   Mel Hansen   Mel Hansen
6 August 28   Milwaukee 200 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt   Mel Hansen   Johnny Parsons
7 September 3   DuQuoin 100 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt   Tony Bettenhausen
8 September 5   Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill   Al RogersA   Al Rogers
9 September 10   Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt   Spider Webb   Johnny Parsons
10 September 11   Detroit 100 Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Detroit, Michigan Dirt   Duke Dinsmore   Tony Bettenhausen
11 September 25   Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt   Jimmy Davies   Johnny Parsons
12 October 16   Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt   Paul Russo   Johnny Parsons
13 October 30   Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt   Fred Agabashian   Fred Agabashian
14 November 6   Del Mar 100 Del Mar Speedway Del Mar, California Dirt   Jimmy Davies   Jimmy Davies
  Paved/Dirt Oval
  Road Course/Hill Climb
  Non-championship race
^A 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
 
TRE
 
SPR1
 
MIL2
 
DQSF
 
PIK
 
SYR
 
DET
 
SPR2
 
LAN
 
SAC
 
DMR
 
Pts
1   Johnny Parsons 1 2 13 11 3 1 11 1 12 1 1 5 15 2280
2   Myron Fohr 4 4 1 1 6 10 8 6 3 DNS 4 3 1790
3   Bill Holland 1 9 16 4 2 DNP 7 12 9 13 1420
4   Walt Brown DNS 10 3 7 2 5 4 8 5 11 6 6 1281
5   George Connor 3 16 DNQ 16 7 3 5 13 6 11 9 1200
6   Rex Mays 2 25 7 10 2 3 15 15 11 2 2 18 1030
7   Paul Russo 8 6 8 10 12 6 2 DNQ 15 4 10 5 920
8   Lee Wallard 23 15 5 21 4 16 5 3 6 7 2 760
9   Johnny Mantz 3 7 5 12 8 17 11 DNQ DNS 8 660
10   Emil Andres 9 2 4 DNP 5 13 10 DNQ 512
11   Joie Chitwood 5 500
12   Tony Bettenhausen DNQ DNQ 18 15 1 9 1 9 DNQ 16 466
13   Mack Hellings 16 3 9 5 9 4 440
14   Jimmy Jackson 6 DNS 400
15   Mel Hansen DNS DNS 2 1 16 14 DNQ 376
16   Duane Carter 14 DNQ 15 6 9 7 14 7 16 10 350
17   Jimmy Davies 10 8 6 13 16 DNQ 1 330
18   Spider Webb 33 DNP 3 2 10 DNQ 330
19   Ralph Pratt DNQ 12 9 8 7 4 330
20   Duke Dinsmore 15 DNP 5 DNQ DNS DNQ DNQ 10 DNQ 13 14 DNQ 254
21   Troy Ruttman 8 12 18 3 12 250
22   Neal Carter 11 17 9 11 2 14 240
23   Bayliss Levrett 9 24 14 17 4 18 DNQ 16 8 17 206
24   Fred Agabashian 27 1 200
25   Al Rogers 1 200
26   Charles Van Acker 31 DNQ 11 9 10 DNQ DNQ 8 180
27   Louis Unser 2 160
28   Norm Houser 10 DNQ DNQ 150
29   Johnny Fedricks DNQ 14 3 140
30   Charles Bryant 3 140
31   Mike Salay DNQ 6 DNQ DNQ DNS 8 130
32   Johnny McDowell 7 18 11 7 124
33   Jackie Holmes 22 4 14 18 DNQ 120
34   Chuck Stevenson 14 4 120
35   George Hammond 4 120
36   Milt Fankhouser 6 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 14 16 DNQ 10 12 13 120
37   Tommy Hinnershitz DNQ DNS 5 117
38   Frank Burany 5 DNQ 100
39   Jim Rathmann 11 DNQ 100
40   Phil Shafer 6 80
41   George Fonder 20 17 7 60
42   Cal Niday 18 7 60
43   Hugh Thomas 7 60
44   Jack McGrath 26 8 14 50
45   J.C. Shoemaker 8 50
46   Russ Snowberger 9 40
47   Herb Bryers 10 30
48   Buster Hammond 11 20
49   Hank Rogers 12 20 12 DNQ 20
50   Billy McGee DNS 17
51   Ottis Stine DNS 14 14
52   Mark Light 18 12 10
53   Billy Devore DNQ 12 DNQ 10
54   Walt Killinger 12 10
55   Hal Cole 19 DNQ 17 15 11 3
-   Bill Sheffler 11 17 15 DNQ 0
-   George Lynch 32 DNQ 13 16 DNP 15 18 15 0
-   Ted Duncan DNQ 17 13 DNQ 19 DNP 0
-   Buster Warke DNQ 18 13 DNQ DNQ 0
-   Wally Stokes DNQ 13 0
-   Mauri Rose 13 0
-   Art McKee 13 0
-   Milton Mabe 14 0
-   Art Hillis 15 0
-   Glenn Harrison 16 0
-   Hal Robson DNQ DNQ 17 0
-   Dick Rathmann DNQ 17 0
-   Delmar Desch 17 0
-   Ed Terry 17 0
-   Lloyd Axel 18 0
-   Johnny Mauro DNQ 19 0
-   Jimmy Good 20 0
-   William Cantrell 21 DNQ 0
-   Kenny Eaton DNQ 22 0
-   Manuel Ayulo 28 0
-   Duke Nalon 29 0
-   Sam Hanks 30 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNP 0
-   Joel Thorne DNQ DNS 0
-   Walt Von Tilius DNS 0
-   Jim Hammond DNS 0
-   Norman Robinson DNS 0
-   Wayne Sankey DNS 0
-   Buddy Shay DNS 0
-   Jimmy Daywalt DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
-   Steve Truchan DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
-   Eddie Haddad DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
-   Henry Banks DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
-   Eddie Zalucki DNQ DNQ DNP 0
-   Danny Kladis DNQ DNQ 0
-   Bill Boyd DNP DNQ 0
-   Les Anderson DNQ 0
-   Frank Beardsley DNQ 0
-   Randall Beinke DNQ 0
-   Lindley Bothwell DNQ 0
-   Frank Brisko DNQ 0
-   Jim Brubaker DNQ 0
-   Pat Flaherty DNQ 0
-   Dick Fraizer DNQ 0
-   Byron Horne DNQ 0
-   Tommy Mattson DNQ 0
-   George Metzler DNQ 0
-   Chet Miller DNQ 0
-   Bill Taylor DNQ 0
-   Louis Tomei DNQ 0
-   Doc Williams DNQ 0
-   Bill Mackey DNQ 0
-   Charles Szekendy DNQ 0
-   George Weaver DNQ 0
-   Bob Simpson DNQ 0
-   Iggy Katona DNQ 0
-   Eddie Johnson DNQ 0
-   Johnny Smith DNQ 0
-   Walt Faulkner DNQ 0
-   Dempsey Wilson DNQ 0
-   Bill Gouse DNP 0
-   Joe Garson DNP 0
-   Lenny Lowe DNP 0
Pos Driver ARL
 
INDY
 
MIL1
 
TRE
 
SPR1
 
MIL2
 
DQSF
 
PIK
 
SYR
 
DET
 
SPR2
 
LAN
 
SAC
 
DMR
 
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 1949". Driver Database. Archived from the original on 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
  • "1949 AAA National Championship Trail". ChampCarStats.com. Archived from the original on 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
  • Harms, Phil. "1949 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. 306-309)

See alsoEdit