1947 AAA Championship Car season

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1947 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Season
Races 11
Start date May 30
End date November 2
Awards
National champion United States Ted Horn
Indianapolis 500 winner United States Mauri Rose
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1946 1948

The 1947 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 11 races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Arlington, Texas on November 2. The AAA National Champion was Ted Horn, and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Mauri Rose. Shorty Cantlon died at Indianapolis in the 500 miles race.

Schedule and results[edit]


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 May 30 United States International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved United States Ted Horn United States Mauri Rose
2 June 8 United States Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt United States Bill Holland United States Bill Holland
3 June 22 United States Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt United States Emil Andres United States Bill Holland
4 July 4 United States Atlanta 100A Lakewood Speedway Atlanta, Georgia Dirt United States Rex Mays United States Walt Ader
5 July 13 United States Bainbridge 100B Bainbridge Fairgrounds Bainbridge, Ohio Dirt United States Walt Brown United States Ted Horn
6 July 27 United States Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt United States Tony Bettenhausen United States Charles Van Acker
7 August 17 United States George Robson Memorial Good Time Park Goshen, New York Dirt United States Emil Andres United States Tony Bettenhausen
8 August 24 United States Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt United States Duke Dinsmore United States Ted Horn
9 September 1 United States Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill United States Al RogersC United States Louis Unser
10 September 28 United States Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt United States Emil Andres United States Tony Bettenhausen
11 November 2 United States Arlington 100 Arlington Downs Raceway Arlington, Texas Dirt United States Duke Nalon United States Ted Horn
  Paved/Dirt Oval
  Road Course/Hill Climb
^A Race stopped after 77 miles due to wreck.
^B Race stopped after 90 miles due to rain.
^C No pole is awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, in this schedule on the pole is the driver who started first. No lap led was awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, however, a lap was awarded to the drivers that completed the climb.

Final points standings[edit]

Pos Driver INDY
United States
MIL1
United States
LAN
United States
ATL
United States
BAI
United States
MIL2
United States
GOS
United States
MIL3
United States
PIK
United States
SPR
United States
ARL
United States
Pts
1 United States Ted Horn 3 DNQ 5 4 1 6 2 1 2 1 1920
2 United States Bill Holland 2 1 1 2 2 18 14 8 9 DNQ 1610
3 United States Mauri Rose 1 DNP 1000
4 United States Charles Van Acker 29 5 6 6 3 1 3 10 DNQ DNQ 770
5 United States Rex Mays 6 2 DNS 12 15 10 DNP 16 16 4 765.7
6 United States Tony Bettenhausen 18 15 10 DNQ 4 11 1 4 1 10 686.8
7 United States Walt Brown 7 7 3 9 13 14 7 15 8 650
8 United States Emil Andres 13 8 2 13 7 17 15 5 10 3 575
9 United States George Connor 26 4 15 14 5 5 5 3 15 DNQ 560
10 United States Paul Russo 28 3 17 8 12 3 6 14 2 545
11 United States Jimmy Jackson 5 500
12 United States Cliff Bergere 21 393
13 United States Walt Ader DNQ 17 7 1 10 12 DNQ 17 6 380
14 United States Duke Nalon 16 2 13 2 DNQ 9 350
15 United States Duke Dinsmore 10 12 8 11 8 15 4 11 13 345.5
16 United States Steve Truchan DNQ 16 18 8 8 DNQ 3 11 320
17 United States Billy Devore DNS 6 4 7 6 DNP 310
18 United States Eddie Zalucki DNQ DNQ 3 11 11 14 DNQ 5 260
19 United States Cy Marshall 8 250
20 United States Milt Fankhouser 30 13 11 5 9 DNQ 9 6 240
21 United States Jackie Holmes 13 12 9 4 7 230
22 United States Herb Ardinger 4 207
23 United States Louis Unser 1 200
24 United States Fred Agabashian 9 200
25 United States Mel Hansen 27 DNS 4 13 13 169.5
26 United States Al Rogers 2 160
27 United States Charlie Rogers 14 7 5 DNQ 160
28 United States Myron Fohr 9 16 7 7 160
29 United States Russ Snowberger 19 3 140
30 United States J.C. Shoemaker 4 120
31 United States Buster Warke 16 10 6 12 120
32 United States Les Anderson 11 11 120
33 United States Johnny Mauro DNQ 3 100
34 United States Bill Milliken 6 80
35 United States Delmar Desch 7 60
36 United States Hugh Thomas 8 50
37 United States Johnny Byrne 8 50
38 United States Pete Romcevich 12 50
39 United States Buddy Rusch DNQ 18 13 DNQ 14 9 40
40 United States Red Byron DNQ 9 40
41 United States George Hammond 9 40
42 United States Art Scovell DNQ 10 14 30
43 United States Fred Carpenter 10 30
44 United States George Metzler DNQ 11 12 30
45 Canada Hal Robson 20 DNQ 12 10
46 United States Johnny Shackleford 12 DNQ 10
- United States Walt Killinger 10 0
- United States Jerry Kubik 18 14 0
- United States Ken Fowler 15 0
- United States Frank Wearne 16 0
- United States Norm Houser DNQ DNQ 17 0
- United States Roland Free 17 0
- United States Joie Chitwood 22 0
- United States Shorty Cantlon 23 0
- United States Henry Banks 24 0
- United States Al Miller 25 0
- United States Louis Tomei DNS 0
- United States Doc Williams DNS 0
- United States Bud Bardowski DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Charles Crawford DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Joel Thorne Wth DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Zora Arkus-Duntov DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Spider Webb DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Sam Hanks DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Tommy Boggs DNQ 0
- United States Frank Brisko DNQ 0
- United Kingdom Leslie Brooke DNQ 0
- United States Jim Brubaker DNQ 0
- United States Duane Carter DNQ 0
- United States Louis Durant DNQ 0
- United States Sam Grecco DNQ 0
- United States Harry McQuinn DNQ 0
- United States Hal Stetson DNQ 0
- United States George Weaver DNQ 0
- United States Elton Green DNQ 0
- United States Hal Cole Wth 0
- United States Chet Miller Wth 0
- United States Bill Sheffler Wth 0
- United States Danny Kladis Wth 0
- United States Wally Mitchell Wth 0
- United States Overton Phillips Wth 0
- United States Wayne Sankey DSQ 0
- United States Tommy Hinnershitz DNP 0
- United States Don Lee DNP 0
Pos Driver INDY
United States
MIL1
United States
LAN
United States
ATL
United States
BAI
United States
MIL2
United States
GOS
United States
MIL3
United States
PIK
United States
SPR
United States
ARL
United States
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
(Ret)
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

Note: The points became the car, when not only one driver led the car, the relieved driver became small part of the points. Points for driver method: (the points for the finish place) / (number the lap when completed the car) * (number the lap when completed the driver)

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