1910 AAA Championship Car season

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1910 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Races 19
Start date May 5
End date October 1
National champion United StatesRay Harroun (unofficial)
Previous season Next season
1909 1911

The 1910 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 19 races, beginning in Atlanta, Georgia on May 5 and concluding in Long Island, New York on October 1. The de facto National Champion as poled by the American automobile journal Motor Age was Ray Harroun. Points were not awarded by the AAA Contest Board during the 1910 season. Champions of the day were decided by Chris G. Sinsabaugh, an editor at Motor Age, based on merit and on track performance. The points table was created retroactively in 1927 – all championship results should be considered unofficial.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Race Name
Distance (miles)
Track Location Type Notes Pole Position Winning Driver
May 5 Atlanta Race 1 (200) Atlanta Motordrome Atlanta, Georgia 2 Mile Dirt Oval Restricted to stock chassis, 301–450 ci Ray Harroun
May 6 Atlanta Race 2 (60) Restricted to stock chassis, 161–230 ci Bill Endicott
Atlanta Race 3 (50) George Robertson held track record of 40:14.03, which was not broken. Herbert Lytle
May 7 Atlanta Race 4 (200) Restricted to cars 451–600 cu, race completed in heavy rain Tom Kincaid
May 27 Prest-O-Lite Trophy Race (100) Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Indiana 2.5 Mile Brick Oval Open to cars with 301–450 ci displacement Tom Kincaid
May 28 Wheeler-Schebler Trophy Race (200) Ray Harroun
May 30 Remy Brassard Trophy 1 (50) 231–300 ci Ray Harroun
July 2 Remy Brassard Trophy 2 (100) Bob Burman broke Tom Kincaid's track record of 1:23:43. Bob Burman
July 4 Cobe Trophy Race (200) Joe Dawson
August 26 Kane County Trophy Race (162) Elgin Road Race Course Elgin, Illinois 8.094 Mile Road Course Open to cars 231–300 ci displacement Dave Buck
August 26 Illinois Trophy Race (194) Open to cars 301–450 ci displacement Al Livingstone
August 27 Elgin National Trophy Race (300) Open to cars 600 ci and under Al Livingstone Ralph Mulford
September 3 Indianapolis Race 6 (100) Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Indiana 2.5 Mile Brick Oval Eddie Hearne Eddie Hearne
Remy Grand Trophy Race (100) Charles Merz Howdy Wilcox
September 5 Indianapolis Race 8 (50) Free-For-All Eddie Hearne
Indianapolis Race 9 (200) Stock class, 600 ci and under displacement Johnny Aitken
October 1 Massapequa Sweepstakes* (126) Long Island Motor Parkway Long Island, New York 12.64 Mile Road Course Stock class, 161–230 ci displacement Bill Endicott Bill Endicott
Wheatley Hills Sweepstakes* (190) Stock class, 231–300 ci displacement Billy Pearce Frank Gelnaw
William K. Vanderbilt Cup* (278) Stock chassis, 301–600 ci; Milton Bacon, riding mechanic for Harold Stone, and Charles Miller, riding mechanic for Louis Chevrolet, fatally injured[1] Al Livingstone Harry Grant

* All events run concurrently; starting times were: Vanderbilt 6:00 AM, Wheatley Hills 7:00 AM, Massapequa 7:30 AM

Leading National Championship standings[edit]

The points paying system for the 1909–1915 and 1917–1919 season were retroactively applied in 1927 and revised in 1951 using the points system from 1920.

 #  Driver Sponsor Points
1 Ray Harroun Marmon 1240
2 Joe Dawson Marmon 1125
3 Al Livingstone National 1020
4 Harry Grant Alco 760
5 Johnny Aitken National 715


  1. ^ "Alco again wins Vanderbilt Cup but race's death toll is high". The New York Times. October 2, 1910. Archived from the original on July 6, 2014. 

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