1912 American Grand Prize

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United States  1912 American Grand Prize
Race details
1912 Grand Prix season
Date October 5, 1912
Official name IV American Grand Prize
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Course Public roads
12.68 km (7.88 mi)
Distance 52 laps, 659.36 km (409.76 mi)
Podium
First United States Caleb Bragg Fiat
Second United States Erwin Bergdoll Benz
Third United States Gil Andersen Stutz[disambiguation needed]

The 1912 American Grand Prize was the seventh and final race of the 1912 Grand Prix season. It was held at the Wauwatosa Road Race Course in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was sanctioned by the American Automobile Association. Caleb Bragg won by over 15 minutes over Erwin Bergdoll. Bragg's average speed was 68.397 mph (110.074 km/h).[1]

The event was marred by the death of two time and defending winner David Bruce-Brown in a practice accident. His car was repaired by Barney Oldfield and driven to a fourth place finish.

Classification[edit]

The grid before the race
Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retired
1 41 United States Caleb Bragg Fiat 52 5:59:27.44
2 40 United States Erwin Bergdoll Benz 52 6:14:58.38
3 43 United States Gil Andersen Stutz-Wisconsin 52 6:15:22.47
4 44 United States Barney Oldfield Fiat 52 6:19:54.69
5 39 United States George Clark Mercedes 50 +2 Laps
6 42 United States Joe Horan Benz 47 +5 Laps
7 35 United States Ralph DePalma Mercedes 51 Crashed
8 33 United States Ted Tetzlaff Fiat 30 Broken Radius Rod
9 32 United States Louis Fontaine Lozier 21 Steering knuckle
10 34 United States Hughie Hughes Mercer 16 Broken fuel line
11 36 United States Spencer Wishart Mercedes 3 Drive shaft
12 31 United States Bob Burman Benz 2 Broken piston
DNS 47 United States Ralph Mulford Knox 0 Ignition

References[edit]

  1. ^ American Grand Prize, Champ Car Stats, Retrieved 2010-06-26


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