1932 Indianapolis 500

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20th Indianapolis 500
Indy500winningcar1932.JPG
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis 500
Sanctioning body AAA
Date May 30, 1932
Winner Fred Frame
Winning Entrant Harry Hartz
Average speed 104.144 mph (167.604 km/h)
Pole position Lou Moore
Pole speed 117.363 mph (188.877 km/h)
Most laps led Fred Frame (58)
Pre-race
Pace car Lincoln Model KB
Pace car driver Edsel Ford
Chronology
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1931 1933

The 20th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, May 30, 1932.

Race winner Fred Frame was accompanied by riding mechanic Jerry Houck.

Time trials[edit]

Ten-lap (25 mile) qualifying runs were introduced for 1932. Previously from one or four-lap qualifying runs were utilized.

Race Summary[edit]

Fred Frame won the 1932 after several strong showings in previous Indy 500 events. Frame, with mechanic Jerry Houck riding beside him, won with an average speed of 104.144 mph (167.604 km/h), a speed that broke the seven-year-old record set by Peter DePaolo.

It was the second Speedway victory for car owner/builder Harry Hartz. For a while, it looked as though Hartz had a shot at finishing 1-2. No. 2 starter Billy Arnold wrested the lead from pole-sitter Lou Moore on the second lap, but Arnold and mechanic Spider Matlock rolled over on lap 60, handing the lead to Bob Carey.

Results[edit]

Finish Start No Name Qual Rank Laps Led Status
1 27 34 United States Fred Frame 113.856 8 200 58 Running
2 6 6 United States Howdy Wilcox II (R) 113.468 9 200 1 Running
3 10 22 United States Cliff Bergere 111.503 16 200 0 Running
4 14 61 United States Bob Carey (R) 111.070 22 200 36 Running
5 4 4 United States Russ Snowberger 114.326 6 200 0 Running
6 38 37 United States Zeke Meyer 110.745 24 200 0 Running
7 5 35 United States Ira Hall 114.206 7 200 6 Running
8 35 65 United States Freddy Winnai 108.755 36 200 0 Running
9 9 2 United States Billy Winn 111.801 15 200 0 Running
10 15 55 United States Joe Huff 110.402 27 200 0 Running
11 26 33 United States Phil Shafer 110.708 25 197 0 Flagged
12 40 36 United States Kelly Petillo (R) 104.645 40 189 0 Flagged
13 20 25 United States Tony Gulotta 108.896 34 184 0 Flagged
14 25 15 United States Stubby Stubblefield 112.899 11 178 0 Flagged
15 17 18 United States Peter Kreis 110.270 29 178 0 Crash T1
16 11 46 United States Luther Johnson 111.218 18 164 0 Lost wheel FS
17 22 3 United States Wilbur Shaw 114.326 5 157 27 Rear axle
18 19 24 United States Deacon Litz 109.546 31 152 0 Rod
19 12 10 United States Bill Cummings 111.204 19 151 0 Crankshaft
20 32 57 United States Malcolm Fox (R) 111.149 20 132 0 Spring
21 29 9 United States Chet Miller 111.053 23 125 0 Engine
22 31 7 United States Ernie Triplett 114.935 3 125 14 Clutch
23 30 1 United States Louis Schneider (W) 110.681 26 125 0 Frame
24 21 41 United States Joe Russo 108.791 35 107 0 Rod
25 1 8 United States Lou Moore 117.363 1 79 1 Timing gear
26 36 14 Argentina Juan Gaudino (R) 107.466 39 71 0 Clutch
27 18 29 United States Al Miller (R) 110.129 30 66 0 Engine
28 39 42 United States Doc MacKenzie (R) 108.154 37 65 0 Engine
29 13 32 United States Frank Brisko 111.149 21 61 0 Clutch
30 34 72 United States Ray Campbell (R) 108.969 33 60 0 Crankshaft
31 2 5 United States Billy Arnold (W) 116.290 2 59 57 Crash T3
32 3 27 United States Bryan Saulpaugh (R) 114.369 4 55 0 Oil line
33 7 16 United States Lou Meyer (W) 112.471 12 50 0 Crankshaft
34 23 21 United States Al Aspen 108.008 38 31 0 Rod
35 33 49 United States Johnny Kreiger (R) 109.276 32 30 0 Rod
36 16 48 United States Wesley Crawford 110.396 28 28 0 Crankshaft
37 8 17 United States Paul Bost 111.885 14 18 0 Crankshaft
38 24 58 United States Bob McDonogh 113.276 10 17 0 Oil line
39 28 45 United States Gus Schrader (R) 112.003 13 7 0 Crash T4
40 37 26 United States Al Gordon (R) 111.290 17 3 0 Crash T4
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Alternates[edit]

Race details[edit]

For 1932, riding mechanics were required.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indianapolis 500 1932". Ultimate Racing History. Archived from the original on 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  2. ^ The Talk of Gasoline Alley - 1070-AM WIBC, May 14, 2004
  3. ^ Blazier, John E. and Rollings, Tom (1994). Forgotten Heroes of the Speedways: The Riding Mechanics. 


1931 Indianapolis 500
Louis Schneider
1932 Indianapolis 500
Fred Frame
1933 Indianapolis 500
Lou Meyer
Preceded by
101.127 mph
(1925 Indianapolis 500)
Record for the fastest average speed
104.144
mph
Succeeded by
104.162 mph
(1933 Indianapolis 500)