1915 American Grand Prize

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The 1915 American Grand Prize was the first race of the 1915 Grand Prix season and was held February 27, 1915 at the Panama–Pacific International Exposition, sometimes mistakenly referred to as the San Francisco World's Fair. Unlike the previous American Grand Prize races that saw few entrants, 39 cars entered the 1915 race, 35 appeared, and 30 took the start. Rain began mid-race and 11 cars pulled off course and withdrew. Dario Resta won the race by over six minutes over Howdy Wilcox. His average speed was 56.13 mph (90.33 km/h), slowed by the rain.[1]

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 9 United Kingdom Dario Resta Peugeot 104 7:07:53 13
2 26 United States Howdy Wilcox Stutz 104 7:14:36 21
3 28 United States Hughie Hughes Fiat-Pope-Hartford 104 7:21:46 26
4 5 United States Gil Andersen Stutz 104 7:30.21 28
5 12 United States Louis Disbrow Simplex 104 7:31:38 11
6 10 United States Louis Nikrent Mercer 102 +2 Laps 7
7 40 United States Harry Grant Case 102 +2 Laps 27
8 31 United States Tom McKelvey Overland 99 +5 Laps 15
9 32 United States William Carlson Maxwell 99 Withdrew - rain 9
10 15 United States Claude Newhouse Delage 92 +15 Laps 3
11 3 United States Jack Gable Robinson-Wisconsin 92 +15 Laps 20
12 20 United States Cliff Durant Stutz 91 +16 Laps 16
13 2 United States Tom Alley Duesenberg 89 Withdrew - rain 12
14 11 United States Cap Kennedy Edwards 84 +20 Laps 10
15 29 United States William Taylor Alco 81 +23 Laps 4
16 18 United States Jack LeCain Chevrolet 81 Withdrew - rain 8
17 4 United States Eddie Pullen Mercer 71 Withdrew - rain 18
18 6 United States Glover Ruckstell Mercer 67 Withdrew - rain 2
19 22 United States Ralph De Palma Mercedes 66 Withdrew - rain 24
20 21 United States Eddie Hearne Case 64 Withdrew - rain 22
21 51 United States Huntley Gordon Mercer 62 Withdrew - rain 23
22 19 United States Eddie O'Donnell Duesenberg 59 Withdrew - rain 30
23 24 United States Jim Parsons Stutz 55 Withdrew - rain 6
24 16 United States Art Klein King-Case 51 Broken piston 25
25 17 United States Eddie Rickenbacker Maxwell 41 Fouled plugs 17
26 14 United States Caleb Bragg Mercer 35 Withdrew - rain 5
27 1 United States Barney Oldfield Maxwell 31 Broken piston 13
28 7 United States Lou Gandy Edwards 21 Contact 29
29 27 United States John Marquis Bugatti 6 Ignition 19
30 8 United States Earl Cooper Stutz 3 Crankcase 1
DNS United States Erwin Bergdoll Benz 0 Practice Crash
DNS 34 United States T. A. Tomasini 0 Practice Crash
DNS United States Grover Bergdoll 0
DNS United States Ivan Gates Renault 0
DNS United States Roy Francis 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1915 American Grand Prize, Champ Car Stats, Retrieved 2010-06-26


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