1926 AAA Championship Car season

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1926 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Season
Races 24
Start date February 22
End date November 11
Awards
National champion United States Harry Hartz
Indianapolis 500 winner United States Frank Lockhart
Chronology
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1925 1927

The 1926 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 24 races, beginning in Miami Beach, Florida on February 22 and concluding in Pineville, North Carolina on November 11. There were also 7 non-championship races. The AAA National Champion was Harry Hartz and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Frank Lockhart.

Schedule and results[edit]

All races running on Dirt/Brick/Board Oval.

Rnd Date Race Name Length Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 February 22 United States Carl G. Fisher Trophy 300 mi (480 km) Fulford–Miami Speedway Miami Beach, Florida Board United States Ralph Hepburn United States Peter DePaolo
2 March 21 United States Culver City Race 250 mi (400 km) Culver City Speedway Culver City, California Board United States Bob McDonogh United States Bennett Hill
NC April 15 United States Raisin Day Classic 50 mi (80 km) Fresno Speedway Fresno, California Board United States Peter DePaolo
3 May 1 United States Atlantic City Race 300 mi (480 km) Atlantic City Speedway Hammonton, New Jersey Board United States Bob McDonogh United States Harry Hartz
4 May 10 United States Charlotte Race 250 mi (400 km) Charlotte Speedway Pineville, North Carolina Board United States Harry Hartz United States Earl Devore
5 May 31 United States International 500 Mile Sweepstakes 400 mi (640 km)A Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Brick United States Earl Cooper United States Frank Lockhart
6 June 12 United States Altoona Race 250 mi (400 km) Altoona Speedway Tyrone, Pennsylvania Board United States Peter DePaolo United States Dave Lewis
NC June 27 United States Detroit 100 100 mi (160 km) Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Detroit, Michigan Dirt United States Frank Lockhart
7 July 5 United States Independence Day Classic 50 mi (80 km) Rockingham Park Salem, New Hampshire Board United States Peter DePaolo United States Peter DePaolo
8 200 mi (320 km) United States Peter DePaolo United States Earl Cooper
9 July 17 United States Sesquicentennial Classic Heat 1 60 mi (97 km) Atlantic City Speedway Hammonton, New Jersey Board United States Harry Hartz
10 July 17 United States Sesquicentennial Classic Heat 1 60 mi (97 km) United States Norman Batten
11 July 17 United States Sesquicentennial Classic Semi 60 mi (97 km) United States Fred Comer
12 July 17 United States Sesquicentennial Classic Main 60 mi (97 km) United States Harry Hartz
13 August 23 United States Charlotte Heat 1 25 mi (40 km) Charlotte Speedway Pineville, North Carolina Board United States Bob McDonogh United States Earl Cooper
14 United States Charlotte Heat 2 25 mi (40 km) United States Dave Lewis
15 United States Charlotte Semi 50 mi (80 km) United States Frank Lockhart
16 United States Charlotte Main 150 mi (240 km) United States Dave Lewis United States Frank Lockhart
NC September 4 United States Syracuse 50 50 mi (80 km) New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt United States Ralph DePalma
NC September 11 United States Detroit 100 100 mi (160 km) Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Detroit, Michigan Dirt United States Frank Lockhart
17 September 18 United States Altoona Race 250 mi (400 km) Altoona Speedway Tyrone, Pennsylvania Board United States Harry Hartz United States Frank Lockhart
18 October 2 United States Fresno 25 25 mi (40 km) Fresno Speedway Fresno, California Board United States Peter DePaolo
19 United States Fresno 50 50 mi (80 km) United States Frank Lockhart
20 October 12 United States Rockingham Race 25 mi (40 km) Rockingham Park Salem, New Hampshire Board United States Bennett Hill
21 25 mi (40 km) United States Leon Duray
22 200 mi (320 km) United States Harry Hartz
NC October 24 United States Detroit 100 100 mi (160 km) Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Detroit, Michigan Dirt United States Sam Ross
23 November 11 United States Charlotte Heat 1 25 mi (40 km) Charlotte Speedway Pineville, North Carolina Board United States Bennett Hill United States Frank Lockhart
24 United States Charlotte Heat 2 25 mi (40 km) United States Harry Hartz United States Dave Lewis
25 United States Charlotte Semi 50 mi (80 km) United States Bennett Hill United States Harry Hartz
26 United States Charlotte Main 100 mi (160 km) United States Frank Lockhart United States Leon Duray
  Non-championship race
  • Indianapolis 500 was AAA-sanctioned and counted towards the AIACR World Manufacturers' Championship title.
^A Scheduled for 500 miles, stopped due to rain.

Leading National Championship standings[edit]

 #  Driver Car Points
1 Harry Hartz Miller 2954
2 Frank Lockhart Miller 1830
3 Peter DePaolo Duesenberg 1500
4 Bennett Hill Miller 1050
5 Frank Elliott Miller, Miller-Locomobile 747

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