1929 AAA Championship Car season

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1929 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Season
Races 5
Start date May 30
End date September 2
Awards
National champion United States Louis Meyer
Indianapolis 500 winner United States Ray Keech
Chronology
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1928 1930

The 1929 AAA Championship Car season consisted of five races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Tyrone, Pennsylvania on September 2. There were also three non-championship races. The AAA National Champion was Louis Meyer and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Ray Keech.

Schedule and results[edit]

All races running on Dirt/Brick/Board Oval.

Rnd Date Race Name Length Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
NC May 26 United States Toledo Race 100 mi (160 km) Fort Miami Speedway Toledo, Ohio Dirt United States Wilbur Shaw
1 May 30 United States International 500 Mile Sweepstakes 500 mi (800 km) Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Brick United States Cliff Woodbury United States Ray Keech
NC June 2 United States Cleveland Race 85 mi (137 km)A Randall Park Raceway North Randall, Ohio Dirt United States Wilbur Shaw
2 June 9 United States Detroit Race 100 mi (160 km) Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Detroit, Michigan Dirt United States Ray Keech United States Cliff Woodbury
3 June 15 United States Altoona Race 148.75 mi (239.39 km)B Altoona Speedway Tyrone, Pennsylvania Board United States Cliff Woodbury United States Louis Meyer
NC August 18 United States Toledo Race 100 mi (160 km) Fort Miami Speedway Toledo, Ohio Dirt United States Wilbur Shaw
4 August 31 United States Syracuse Race 100 mi (160 km) New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt United States Shorty Cantlon United States Wilbur Shaw
5 September 2 United States Altoona Race 200 mi (320 km) Altoona Speedway Tyrone, Pennsylvania Board United States Lou Moore United States Louis Meyer
^A Scheduled for 100 miles
^B Scheduled for 200 miles, stopped due to fatal wreck involving then-leader Ray Keech. AAA rules stated that no car involved in a wreck could score points, so the win reverted to Louis Meyer.

Leading National Championship standings[edit]

 #  Driver Car Points
1 Louis Meyer Miller 1330
2 Ray Keech Miller 1000
3 Wilbur Shaw Miller 240
4 Fred Frame Cooper-Miller, Miller 231
5 Cliff Woodbury Miller 200

† Keech was killed in an accident at the June 15 race at Altoona.

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