1948 AAA Championship Car season

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1948 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Season
Races 12
Start date April 25
End date October 10
Awards
National champion United States Ted Horn
Indianapolis 500 winner United States Mauri Rose
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1947 1949

The 1948 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 12 races, beginning in Arlington, Texas on April 25 and concluding in Du Quoin, Illinois on October 10. The AAA National Champion was Ted Horn, and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Mauri Rose. Ralph Hepburn was killed at Indianapolis in practice, and Ted Horn was killed at the last race in DuQuoin.

Schedule and results[edit]


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 April 25 United States Arlington 100 Arlington Downs Raceway Arlington, Texas Dirt United States Paul Russo United States Ted Horn
2 May 31 United States International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved United States Rex Mays United States Mauri Rose
3 June 6 United States Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt United States Johnny Mantz United States Emil Andres
4 June 20 United States National Convention Sweepstakes Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt United States Tony Bettenhausen United States Walt Brown
5 August 15 United States Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt United States Myron Fohr United States Johnny Mantz
6 August 21 United States Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt United States Myron Fohr United States Ted Horn
7 August 29 United States Milwaukee 200 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt United States Paul Russo United States Myron Fohr
United States Tony BettenhausenA
8 September 4 United States DuQuoin 100 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt United States Rex Mays United States Lee Wallard
9 September 6 United States Atlanta 100 Lakewood Speedway Atlanta, Georgia Dirt United States Ted Horn United States Mel Hansen
10 September 6 United States Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill United States Al RogersB United States Al Rogers
11 September 19 United States Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt United States Lee Wallard United States Myron Fohr
12 October 10 United States DuQuoin 100 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt United States Rex Mays United States Johnnie Parsons
  Paved/Dirt Oval
  Road Course/Hill Climb
^A Both Bettenhausen and Fohr were credited with wins for the race as Bettenhausen relieved Fohr on Lap 118 of 200.
^B 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 ARL
United States
INDY
United States
MIL1
United States
LAN
United States
MIL2
United States
SPR1
United States
MIL3
United States
DUQ1
United States
ATL
United States
PIK
United States
SPR2
United States
DUQ2
United States
Pts
1 United States Ted Horn 1 4 3 9 3 1 3 3 12 3 17 1890
2 United States Myron Fohr DNQ 4 DNS 7 3 1 2 2 1 4 1159
3 United States Mauri Rose 1 1000
4 United States Bill Sheffler 17 18 8 8 10 7 5 5 3 4 3 924.8
5 United States Duke Nalon 3 3 11 DNP 8 17 DNQ DNP 910
6 United States Lee Wallard 7 6 5 20 11 1 8 6 9 865
7 United States Bill Holland DNS 2 9 11 DNQ 840
8 United States Mack Hellings 5 2 2 14 19 820
9 United States Emil Andres DNP 31 1 3 2 18 16 8 5 2 13 810
10 United States Charles Van Acker 11 5 7 9 5 6 4 9 12 10 760
11 United States Johnny Parsons DNQ 2 2 11 13 1 700
12 United States Hal Cole 6 6 DNQ 5 580
13 United States Rex Mays 16 19 17 16 4 4 7 17 10 14 18 360
14 United States Johnny Mauro 8 3 355
15 United States Tony Bettenhausen 14 15 15 6 6 20 10 324
16 United States Walt Brown DNQ DNQ 13 1 13 8 12 8 320
17 United States Paul Russo 7 32 18 18 9 18 11 15 2 300
18 United States Johnny Mantz 13 12 13 1 9 13 9 16 290
19 United States George Connor 28 DNQ 5 DNQ 11 17 5 DNQ 287
20 Canada Hal Robson 15 DNQ 12 10 14 6 4 DNS 14 269
21 United States Ted Duncan 4 17 240
22 United States Mel Hansen 25 14 DNS 18 16 15 16 1 11 11 220
23 United States Eddie Zalucki DNQ DNQ DNQ 15 DNS 7 6 216
24 United States Al Rogers DNQ DNQ 1 200
25 United States Tommy Hinnershitz 9 200
26 United States Duke Dinsmore 2 16 13 15 172.5
27 United States Johnny Byrne 6 12 18 DNQ 6 DNQ DNQ 170
28 United States Herb Bryers 2 160
29 United States Jimmy Jackson 10 150
30 United States Joie Chitwood 4 17 DNQ DNP 120
31 United States Duane Carter 22 4 120
32 United States Russ Snowberger 4 120
33 United States Spider Webb 27 10 14 17 13 10 DNQ DNQ 10 116
34 United States Manuel Ayulo 5 DNQ DNQ 100
35 United States Buster Hammond 5 100
36 United States Floyd Davis 9 7 87.5
37 United States Hugh Thomas 6 80
38 United States Ken Fowler DNS 16 DNQ 8 DNQ 8 74
39 United States George Lynch DNQ 19 19 15 7 60
40 United States William Cantrell 16 7 60
41 United States Johnny Shackleford DNS 7 60
42 United States Louis Unser 7 60
43 United States Mike Salay 8 30 17 15 DNQ 16 12 50
44 United States J.C. Shoemaker 8 50
45 United States Billy Devore 14 12 50
46 United States Wayne Sankey 9 40
47 United States Louis Durant DNS 35
48 United States Red Hodges 10 30
49 United States Delmar Desch 10 30
50 United States Jackie Holmes DNQ DNQ 11 14 DNQ 20
51 United States Walt Killinger 11 20
52 United States Charlie Rogers 12 DNQ DNS 12 DNQ 10
53 United States Art Hillis 12 10
54 United States Jack McGrath 9 21 DNQ 5.2
- United States Walt Ader DNQ 10 0
- United States Les Anderson 11 24 DNQ 0
- United States Buster Warke DNQ 12 0
- United States Henry Banks 13 DNQ 0
- United States George Hammond 13 0
- United States Steve Truchan 15 DNQ 21 14 18 DNQ 0
- United States Jimmy Good 14 0
- United States Bill Milliken 15 0
- United States Chet Miller 20 0
- United States Fred Agabashian 23 0
- United States Sam Hanks 26 0
- United States Doc Williams 29 0
- United States Harry McQuinn 33 0
- United States Joel Thorne DNQ DNS 0
- United States Cliff Bergere DNS 0
- United States Louis Tomei DNS 0
- United States Keith Andrews DNS 0
- United States Russ Chabot DNS 0
- United States Milt Fankhauser DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Red Byron DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Paul Craver DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Johnny McDowell DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Johnny Dietz DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Jim Brubaker DNQ 0
- United States Bob Droeger DNQ 0
- United States Roland Free DNQ 0
- United States Andy Granatelli DNQ 0
- United States Art Hartsfeld DNQ 0
- United States Ralph Hepburn DNQ 0
- United States Ronney Householder DNQ 0
- United States George Metzler DNQ 0
- United States Al Miller DNQ 0
- United States Cowboy O'Rourke DNQ 0
- United States Joe Perkins DNQ 0
- United States Ralph Pratt DNQ 0
- United States Pete Romcevich DNQ 0
- United States Loral Tansy DNQ 0
- United States Jerry Kubik DNQ 0
- United States Chick Barbo DNQ 0
- United States Orville Epperley DNQ 0
- United States Bob Baity DNQ 0
- United States Norm Houser DNQ 0
Pos Driver ARL
United States
INDY
United States
MIL1
United States
LAN
United States
MIL2
United States
SPR1
United States
MIL3
United States
DUQ1
United States
ATL
United States
PIK
United States
SPR2
United States
DUQ2
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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