1949 AAA Championship Car season

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1949 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Season
Races 14
Start date April 24
End date November 6
Awards
National champion United States Johnny Parsons
Indianapolis 500 winner United States Bill Holland
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1948 1950

The 1949 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 14 races, beginning in Arlington, Texas on April 24 and concluding in Del Mar, California on November 6. There were also two non-championship events. The AAA National Champion was Johnnie Parsons, and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Bill Holland. The season was marred by George Metzler's death at Indianapolis in practice, Bill Sheffler's death at Trenton also in practice, and Rex Mays who won the National Championship in 1940 and 1941, was killed in the final race at Del Mar.

Schedule and results[edit]


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 April 24 United States Arlington 100 Arlington Downs Raceway Arlington, Texas Dirt United States Rex Mays United States Johnny Parsons
2 May 30 United States International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved United States Duke Nalon United States Bill Holland
3 June 5 United States Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt United States Rex Mays United States Myron Fohr
4 June 19 United States Trenton 100 Trenton Speedway Trenton, New Jersey Dirt United States Rex Mays United States Myron Fohr
NC July 17 United States Universal Speedways Race of Champions Arlington Downs Raceway Arlington, Texas Dirt United States Mel Hansen United States Mel Hansen
NC July 31 United States Indianapolis Sweepstakes Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Dirt United States Duane Carter United States Johnny Mantz
5 August 20 United States Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt United States Mel Hansen United States Mel Hansen
6 August 28 United States Milwaukee 200 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt United States Mel Hansen United States Johnny Parsons
7 September 3 United States DuQuoin 100 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt United States Tony Bettenhausen
8 September 5 United States Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill United States Al RogersA United States Al Rogers
9 September 10 United States Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt United States Spider Webb United States Johnny Parsons
10 September 11 United States Detroit 100 Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Detroit, Michigan Dirt United States Duke Dinsmore United States Tony Bettenhausen
11 September 25 United States Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt United States Jimmy Davies United States Johnny Parsons
12 October 16 United States Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt United States Paul Russo United States Johnny Parsons
13 October 30 United States Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt United States Fred Agabashian United States Fred Agabashian
14 November 6 United States Del Mar 100 Del Mar Speedway Del Mar, California Dirt United States Jimmy Davies United States Jimmy Davies
  Paved/Dirt Oval
  Road Course/Hill Climb
  Non-championship race
^A 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
TRE
United States
SPR1
United States
MIL2
United States
DQSF
United States
PIK
United States
SYR
United States
DET
United States
SPR2
United States
LAN
United States
SAC
United States
DMR
United States
Pts
1 United States Johnny Parsons 1 2 13 11 3 1 11 1 12 1 1 5 15 2280
2 United States Myron Fohr 4 4 1 1 6 10 8 6 3 DNS 4 3 1790
3 United States Bill Holland 1 9 16 4 2 DNP 7 12 9 13 1420
4 United States Walt Brown DNS 10 3 7 2 5 4 8 5 11 6 6 1281
5 United States George Connor 3 16 DNQ 16 7 3 5 13 6 11 9 1200
6 United States Rex Mays 2 25 7 10 2 3 15 15 11 2 2 18 1030
7 United States Paul Russo 8 6 8 10 12 6 2 DNQ 15 4 10 5 920
8 United States Lee Wallard 23 15 5 21 4 16 5 3 6 7 2 760
9 United States Johnny Mantz 3 7 5 12 8 17 11 DNQ DNS 8 660
10 United States Emil Andres 9 2 4 DNP 5 13 10 DNQ 512
11 United States Joie Chitwood 5 500
12 United States Tony Bettenhausen DNQ DNQ 18 15 1 9 1 9 DNQ 16 466
13 United States Mack Hellings 16 3 9 5 9 4 440
14 United States Jimmy Jackson 6 DNS 400
15 United States Mel Hansen DNS DNS 2 1 16 14 DNQ 376
16 United States Duane Carter 14 DNQ 15 6 9 7 14 7 16 10 350
17 United States Jimmy Davies 10 8 6 13 16 DNQ 1 330
18 United States Spider Webb 33 DNP 3 2 10 DNQ 330
19 United States Ralph Pratt DNQ 12 9 8 7 4 330
20 United States Duke Dinsmore 15 DNP 5 DNQ DNS DNQ DNQ 10 DNQ 13 14 DNQ 254
21 United States Troy Ruttman 8 12 18 3 12 250
22 United States Neal Carter 11 17 9 11 2 14 240
23 United States Bayliss Levrett 9 24 14 17 4 18 DNQ 16 8 17 206
24 United States Fred Agabashian 27 1 200
25 United States Al Rogers 1 200
26 United States Charles Van Acker 31 DNQ 11 9 10 DNQ DNQ 8 180
27 United States Louis Unser 2 160
28 United States Norm Houser 10 DNQ DNQ 150
29 United States Johnny Fedricks DNQ 14 3 140
30 United States Charles Bryant 3 140
31 United States Mike Salay DNQ 6 DNQ DNQ DNS 8 130
32 United States Johnny McDowell 7 18 11 7 124
33 United States Jackie Holmes 22 4 14 18 DNQ 120
34 United States Chuck Stevenson 14 4 120
35 United States George Hammond 4 120
36 United States Milt Fankhouser 6 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 14 16 DNQ 10 12 13 120
37 United States Tommy Hinnershitz DNQ DNS 5 117
38 United States Frank Burany 5 DNQ 100
39 United States Jim Rathmann 11 DNQ 100
40 United States Phil Shafer 6 80
41 United States George Fonder 20 17 7 60
42 United States Cal Niday 18 7 60
43 United States Hugh Thomas 7 60
44 United States Jack McGrath 26 8 14 50
45 United States J.C. Shoemaker 8 50
46 United States Russ Snowberger 9 40
47 United States Herb Bryers 10 30
48 United States Buster Hammond 11 20
49 United States Hank Rogers 12 20 12 DNQ 20
50 United States Billy McGee DNS 17
51 United States Ottis Stine DNS 14 14
52 United States Mark Light 18 12 10
53 United States Billy Devore DNQ 12 DNQ 10
54 United States Walt Killinger 12 10
55 United States Hal Cole 19 DNQ 17 15 11 3
- United States Bill Sheffler 11 17 15 DNQ 0
- United States George Lynch 32 DNQ 13 16 DNP 15 18 15 0
- United States Ted Duncan DNQ 17 13 DNQ 19 DNP 0
- United States Buster Warke DNQ 18 13 DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Wally Stokes DNQ 13 0
- United States Mauri Rose 13 0
- United States Art McKee 13 0
- United States Milton Mabe 14 0
- United States Art Hillis 15 0
- United States Glenn Harrison 16 0
- Canada Hal Robson DNQ DNQ 17 0
- United States Dick Rathmann DNQ 17 0
- United States Delmar Desch 17 0
- United States Ed Terry 17 0
- United States Lloyd Axel 18 0
- United States Johnny Mauro DNQ 19 0
- United States Jimmy Good 20 0
- United States William Cantrell 21 DNQ 0
- United States Kenny Eaton DNQ 22 0
- United States Manuel Ayulo 28 0
- United States Duke Nalon 29 0
- United States Sam Hanks 30 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNP 0
- United States Joel Thorne DNQ DNS 0
- United States Walt Von Tilius DNS 0
- United States Jim Hammond DNS 0
- United States Norman Robinson DNS 0
- United States Wayne Sankey DNS 0
- United States Buddy Shay DNS 0
- United States Jimmy Daywalt DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Steve Truchan DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Eddie Haddad DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Henry Banks DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Eddie Zalucki DNQ DNQ DNP 0
- United States Danny Kladis DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Bill Boyd DNP DNQ 0
- United States Les Anderson DNQ 0
- United States Frank Beardsley DNQ 0
- United States Randall Beinke DNQ 0
- United States Lindley Bothwell DNQ 0
- United States Frank Brisko DNQ 0
- United States Jim Brubaker DNQ 0
- United States Pat Flaherty DNQ 0
- United States Dick Fraizer DNQ 0
- United States Byron Horne DNQ 0
- United States Tommy Mattson DNQ 0
- United States George Metzler DNQ 0
- United States Chet Miller DNQ 0
- United States Bill Taylor DNQ 0
- United States Louis Tomei DNQ 0
- United States Doc Williams DNQ 0
- United States Bill Mackey DNQ 0
- United States Charles Szekendy DNQ 0
- United States George Weaver DNQ 0
- United States Bob Simpson DNQ 0
- United States Iggy Katona DNQ 0
- United States Eddie Johnson DNQ 0
- United States Johnny Smith DNQ 0
- United States Walt Faulkner DNQ 0
- United States Dempsey Wilson DNQ 0
- United States Bill Gouse DNP 0
- United States Joe Garson DNP 0
- United States Lenny Lowe DNP 0
Pos Driver ARL
United States
INDY
United States
MIL1
United States
TRE
United States
SPR1
United States
MIL2
United States
DQSF
United States
PIK
United States
SYR
United States
DET
United States
SPR2
United States
LAN
United States
SAC
United States
DMR
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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