1950 AAA Championship Car season

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1950 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Season
Races 13
Start date May 30
End date December 10
Awards
National champion United States Henry Banks
Indianapolis 500 winner United States Johnny Parsons
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1949 1951

The 1950 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 13 races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Darlington, South Carolina on December 10. There were also two non-championship events. The AAA National Champion was Henry Banks, and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Johnnie Parsons.

Schedule and results[edit]


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
NC May 1 United States MGM Sweepstakes Arlington Downs Raceway Arlington, Texas Dirt United States Jimmy Davies United States Duane Carter
1 May 30 United States International 500 Mile SweepstakesA Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved United States Walt Faulkner United States Johnny Parsons
2 June 11 United States Rex Mays Classic Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt United States Lee Wallard United States Tony Bettenhausen
3 June 25 United States Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt United States Troy Ruttman United States Jack McGrath
NC August 12 United States Indianapolis Sweepstakes Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Dirt United States Lee Wallard United States Troy Ruttman
4 August 19 United States Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt United States Tony Bettenhausen United States Paul Russo
5 September 4 United States Milwaukee 200 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt United States Chuck Stevenson United States Walt Faulkner
6 September 4 United States Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill United States Al RogersB United States Al Rogers
7 September 9 United States Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt United States Tony Bettenhausen United States Jack McGrath
8 September 10 United States Detroit 100 Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Detroit, Michigan Dirt United States Troy Ruttman United States Henry Banks
9 October 1 United States Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt United States Tony Bettenhausen United States Tony Bettenhausen
10 October 15 United States Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt United States Tony Bettenhausen United States Duke Dinsmore
11 November 12 United States Phoenix 100 Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix, Arizona Dirt United States Bobby Ball United States Jimmy Davies
12 November 26 United States Bay Meadows 150 Bay Meadows Race Track San Mateo, California Dirt United States Tony Bettenhausen United States Tony Bettenhausen
13 December 10 United States Darlington 200 Darlington Raceway Darlington, South Carolina Paved United States Bill Schindler United States Johnny Parsons
  Paved/Dirt Oval
  Road Course/Hill Climb
  Non-championship race
^A Indianapolis 500 was AAA-sanctioned and counted towards the FIA F1 World Drivers' Championship title. Race stopped after 345 miles due to rain.
^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 INDY
United States
MIL1
United States
LAN
United States
SPR1
United States
MIL2
United States
PIK
United States
SYR
United States
DET
United States
SPR2
United States
SAC
United States
PHX
United States
BAY
United States
DAR
United States
Pts
1 United States Henry Banks 25 5 2 DNQ 2 DNQ 1 18 3 12 4 3 1390
2 United States Walt Faulkner 7 7 DNQ DNQ 1 2 4 12 9 5 6 8 1317
3 United States Johnny Parsons 1 11 DNS DNQ DNS DNQ 16 DNQ 11 3 DNQ 1 1313
4 United States Cecil Green 4 DNQ 9 DNQ 12 4 3 5 10 6 9 4 1190
5 United States Tony Bettenhausen 31 1 14 11 18 12 10 1 17 2 1 20 1027.5
6 United States Duke Dinsmore 33 14 4 7 4 10 5 11 1 18 7 5 1017
7 United States Paul Russo 9 2 12 1 5 3 18 6 13 16 928
8 United States Chuck Stevenson DNS 3 DNQ 20 6 3 4 4 19 6 760
9 United States Jack McGrath 14 9 1 14 DNS 1 17 14 14 9 5 9 736.5
10 United States Bill Schindler 26 18 16 12 22 DNS 15 15 2 DNQ 3 2 690
11 United States Lee Wallard 6 4 DNS 2 15 DNQ DNQ 10 637
12 United States Jimmy Davies 17 3 11 10 21 15 2 8 15 1 14 605.5
13 United States Bill Holland 2 552
14 United States Fred Agabashian 28 8 6 8 8 6 DNQ 4 5 13 532.5
15 United States Mauri Rose 3 483
16 United States Andy Linden DNQ 18 5 3 DNS 8 DNQ DNS 459.5
17 United States Duke Nalon DNQ DNQ 5 DNQ 6 8 13 7 7 DNQ 394
18 United States Mack Hellings 13 13 7 3 DNQ DNQ DNQ 14 9 6 11 DNS DNQ 340
19 United States Joie Chitwood 5 7 337.5
20 United States George Connor 8 10 DNQ 9 19 17 9 13 282.5
21 United States Cliff Griffith DNQ DNQ DNS 4 5 DNQ DNQ 12 255
22 United States Ray Knepper DNQ 11 7 DNQ 7 8 13 10 16 255
23 United States Sam Hanks 30 DNQ 2 240
24 United States Joe James DNQ DNQ DNS DNQ 7 DNQ 7 17 DNQ DNQ 11 13 212.5
25 United States Al Rogers 1 200
26 United States Neal Carter 15 DNQ 17 16 12 2 16 14 170
27 United States Harry Turner DNS 6 9 9 DNQ DNQ 164.5
28 United States Herb Bryers 2 160
29 United States Louis Unser 3 140
30 United States Bill Mackey DNQ DNQ 8 8 22 125
31 United States George Hammond 4 120
32 United States Jerry Hoyt 21 DNQ 8 DNQ 11 DNQ 11 110
33 United States Pat Flaherty 10 103.5
34 United States Charles Bryant 5 100
35 United States Dick Rathmann 32 6 13 DNS 80
36 United States Walt Killinger 6 80
37 United States Myron Fohr 11 DNQ DNQ 16 DNQ 69
38 United States Lloyd Axel 7 60
39 United States Frank Burany DNQ 10 60
40 United States Joel Thorne DNQ 8 50
41 United States Troy Ruttman 15 17 10 DNQ 13 14 11 12 17 15 18 46
42 United States Walt Brown 19 15 DNS 16 DNQ 13 DNQ 10 19 41.5
43 United States Johnny Mauro DNQ 9 40
44 United States Bayliss Levrett 27 DNS DNQ DNQ DNQ 36
45 United States Duane Carter 12 DNQ DNP 17 DNS DNS 21 34.5
46 United States Shelby Hill 10 30
47 United States Rodger Ward 10 30
48 United States Delmar Desch 11 20
49 United States Bobby Ball 15 12 DNQ 15
50 United States Jimmy Good 12 10
51 United States Ralph Pratt DNQ DNQ DNS 15 DNQ DNS DNQ 9.5
52 United States Johnny McDowell 18 12 6
- United States Johnny Fedricks DNQ DNQ 13 DNQ 18 16 25 0
- United States Hugh Thomas 13 0
- United States George Lynch DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 14 17 23 0
- United States Eddie Johnson 17 DNQ 14 DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Phil Shafer 14 0
- United States Bob Finney 15 0
- United States Jimmy Daywalt 15 0
- United States Gene Hartley 16 DNQ 0
- United States Emil Andres DNQ 16 0
- United States Glenn Harrison 16 0
- United States Art McKee 17 0
- United States Johnny Tolan DNQ DNQ 17 0
- United States Spider Webb 20 DNQ DNP 18 DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Manuel Ayulo DNQ DNQ DNQ 18 26 0
- United States Lou Florence 18 DNQ 0
- United States Pete Woods 18 0
- United States Wayne Sankey 19 0
- United States Jim Hammond 20 0
- United States Phil Hill 21 0
- United States Walt Ader 22 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNS 0
- United States Russ Snowberger 22 0
- United States Jackie Holmes 23 DNQ DNQ 0
- Canada Ray Shadbolt 23 0
- United States Dick Fraizer DNQ 24 0
- United States Jim Rathmann 24 0
- United States Keith Andrews 24 0
- United States Wayne England 25 0
- United States Buster Hammond 26 0
- United States Art Hillis 27 0
- United States Jimmy Jackson 29 0
- United States Buster Warke DNQ DNS DNQ 0
- United States William Cantrell DNS 0
- United States Johnny Mantz DNS 0
- United States Milt Fankhauser DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Carl Scarborough DNP DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Kenny Eaton DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Don Padia DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Al Benoit DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Bill Taylor DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Chuck Leighton DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Billy Devore DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Frank Tillman DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Bill Vukovich DNQ DNQ 0
- United States Potsy Goacher DNP DNQ 0
- United States Marvin Burke DNQ 0
- United States Hal Cole DNQ 0
- United States Ted Duncan DNQ 0
- United States George Fonder DNQ 0
- United States Carl Forberg DNQ 0
- United States Bob Gregg DNQ 0
- United States Norm Houser DNQ 0
- United States Danny Kladis DNQ 0
- United States Mark Light DNQ 0
- United States Cy Marshall DNQ 0
- United States Al Miller DNQ 0
- United States Chet Miller DNQ 0
- United States Jim Rigsby DNQ 0
- United States Bob Sweikert DNQ 0
- United States Charles Van Acker DNQ 0
- United States Mike Salay DNQ 0
- United States Mike Nazaruk DNQ 0
- United States Ottis Stine DNQ 0
- United States Ed Terry DNQ 0
- United States Bobby Barker DNQ 0
- United States Joe Sostilio DNQ 0
- United States Bill Johnson DNQ 0
- United States Milton Mabe DNQ 0
- United States Bob Harnar DNQ 0
- United States Art Hartsfeld DNQ 0
- United States Steve Truchan DNQ 0
- Canada Hal Robson DNQ 0
- United States Frank Armi DNQ 0
- United States Cecil Burnaugh DNQ 0
- United States Lenny Lowe DNQ 0
- United States Mike Reilly DNQ 0
- United States Billy Ryan DNQ 0
- United States Hank Rogers DNQ 0
- United States Joe Adas DNP 0
- United States Mike Burch DNP 0
- United States Billy Earl DNP 0
- Italy Giuseppe Farina DNP 0
- Italy Franco Rol DNP 0
- United States Bud Rose DNP 0
- Italy Piero Taruffi DNP 0
- United States Ben Zukor DNP 0
Pos Driver INDY
United States
MIL1
United States
LAN
United States
SPR1
United States
MIL2
United States
PIK
United States
SYR
United States
DET
United States
SPR2
United States
SAC
United States
PHX
United States
BAY
United States
DAR
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

Note1: 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)
Note2: There were scoring omissions in the AAA records regarding laps completed for eight drivers in the Springfield and Bay Meadows races in 1950. The statistics shown include the most accurate representation of those races that is available.

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