1927 AAA Championship Car season

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1927 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Season
Races 11
Start date March 6
End date October 12
Awards
National champion United States Peter DePaolo
Indianapolis 500 winner United States George Souders
Chronology
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1926 1928

The 1927 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 11 races, beginning in Culver City, California on March 6 and concluding in Salem, New Hampshire on October 12. There were also three non-championship races. The AAA National Champion was Peter DePaolo and the Indianapolis 500 winner was George Souders.

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 March 6 United States Culver City Race 250 mi (400 km) Culver City Speedway Culver City, California Board United States Frank Lockhart United States Leon Duray
2 May 7 United States Atlantic City Race 200 mi (320 km) Atlantic City Speedway Hammonton, New Jersey Board United States Frank Lockhart United States Dave Lewis
3 May 30 United States International 500 Mile Sweepstakes 500 mi (800 km) Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Brick United States Frank Lockhart United States George Souders
NC June 5 United States Detroit 100 100 mi (160 km) Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Detroit, Michigan Dirt United States Frank Lockhart
4 June 11 United States Altoona Race 200 mi (320 km) Altoona Speedway Tyrone, Pennsylvania Board United States Leon Duray United States Peter DePaolo
5 July 4 United States Rockingham Race 185 mi (298 km) Rockingham Park Salem, New Hampshire Board United States Cliff Woodbury United States Peter DePaolo
NC September 3 United States Syracuse 100 100 mi (160 km) New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt United States Frank Lockhart United States Frank Lockhart
6 September 5 United States Altoona Race 200 mi (320 km) Altoona Speedway Tyrone, Pennsylvania Board United States Cliff Woodbury United States Frank Lockhart
7 September 19 United States Charlotte Race 25 mi (40 km) Charlotte Speedway Pineville, North Carolina Board United States Frank Lockhart United States Frank Lockhart
8 50 mi (80 km) United States Peter DePaolo
9 100 mi (160 km) United States Harry Hartz United States Babe Stapp
NC September 25 United States Cleveland Race 100 mi (160 km) Randall Park Raceway North Randall, Ohio Dirt United States Frank Lockhart
10 October 12 United States Rockingham Race 65 mi (105 km)A Rockingham Park Salem, New Hampshire Board United States Frank Lockhart United States Frank Lockhart
11 United States Rockingham RaceB 75 mi (121 km) United States Frank Lockhart United States Frank Lockhart
  Non-championship race
  • Indianapolis 500 was AAA-sanctioned and counted towards the AIACR World Manufacturers' Championship title.
^A Scheduled for 200 miles, stopped due to fire on track.
^B Extra race added after wreckage cleared and damaged track sections repaired.

Leading National Championship standings[edit]

 #  Driver Car Points
1 Peter DePaolo Miller 1440
2 Frank Lockhart Miller 1040
3 George Souders Duesenberg 1000
4 Leon Duray Miller 630
5 Harry Hartz Miller 595

References[edit]

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