1916 AAA Championship Car season

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1916 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Season
Races 15
Start date May 13
End date November 30
Awards
National champion United Kingdom Dario Resta
Indianapolis 500 winner United Kingdom Dario Resta
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The 1916 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 15 races, beginning in Brooklyn, New York on May 13 and concluding in Los Angeles, California on November 30. There were also 12 non-championship races. The AAA National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was Dario Resta.

Schedule and results[edit]

Rnd Date Race Name Length Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
NC April 8 United States Corona Race 301.712 mi (485.558 km) Grand Boulevard Corona, California Road  ? United States Eddie O'Donnell
NC April 29 United States Raisin Classic 301 mi (484 km) Fresno Road Race Course Fresno, California Road  ? United States Eddie O'Donnell
1 May 13 United States Metropolitan Trophy 150 mi (240 km) Sheepshead Bay Speedway Brooklyn, New York Board  ? United States Eddie Rickenbacker
NC May 13 United States Coney Island Cup 20 mi (32 km) Sheepshead Bay Speedway Brooklyn, New York Board  ? United States Johnny Aitken
United States Queens Cup 50 mi (80 km)  ? United States Ralph Mulford
2 May 30 United States 1916 Indianapolis 500 300 mi (480 km)A Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Brick United States Johnny Aitken United Kingdom Dario Resta
3 June 11 United States Chicago Race 300 mi (480 km) Speedway Park Maywood, Illinois Board United States Ralph DePalma United Kingdom Dario Resta
NC June 24 United States Des Moines Sprint Race 50 mi (80 km) Des Moines Speedway Valley Junction, Iowa Board  ? United States Eddie Rickenbacker
4 June 24 United States Des Moines Race 150 mi (240 km) Des Moines Speedway Valley Junction, Iowa Board United States Ralph DePalma United States Ralph DePalma
5 July 4 United States Minneapolis Race 150 mi (240 km) Twin City Motor Speedway Minneapolis, Minnesota Concrete United States Louis Chevrolet United States Ralph DePalma
NC July 15 United States Omaha Sprint Race 50 mi (80 km) Omaha Speedway Omaha, Nebraska Board  ? United States Ralph DePalma
6 July 15 United States Omaha Race 150 mi (240 km) Omaha Speedway Omaha, Nebraska Board United States Ralph Mulford United Kingdom Dario Resta
NC July 22 United States Kansas City Race 100 mi (160 km) Kansas City Speedway Kansas City, Missouri Dirt  ? United States Ralph DePalma
16.875 mi (27.158 km)  ? United States W. W. Brown
7 August 5 United States Montamarathon/Potlach Trophy Race 288 mi (463 km) Pacific Coast Speedway Tacoma, Washington Board United States Sterling Price United States Eddie Rickenbacker
NC August 19 United States Speedway Grand Prix 50 mi (80 km) Speedway Park Maywood, Illinois Board United Kingdom Dario Resta United Kingdom Dario Resta
8 September 4 United States International Sweepstakes 300 mi (480 km) Cincinnati Motor Speedway Sharonville, Ohio Board United States Howdy Wilcox United States Johnny Aitken
NC September 9 United States Harvest Auto Racing Classic 20 mi (32 km) Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Brick  ? United States Johnny Aitken
50 mi (80 km)  ? United States Johnny Aitken
9 September 9 United States Harvest Auto Racing Classic 100 mi (160 km) Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Brick  ? United States Johnny Aitken
10 September 30 United States Astor Cup Race 250 mi (400 km) Sheepshead Bay Speedway Brooklyn, New York Board  ? United States Johnny Aitken
11 October 14 United States Grand American Auto Race 250 mi (400 km) Speedway Park Maywood, Illinois Board United States Art Klein United Kingdom Dario Resta
12 October 28 United States Harkness Trophy Race 250 mi (400 km) Sheepshead Bay Speedway Brooklyn, New York Board United States James Benedict United States Johnny Aitken
13 November 16 United States William K. Vanderbilt Cup 294.595 mi (474.105 km) Santa Monica Road Race Course Santa Monica, California Road United States Mike Moosie United Kingdom Dario Resta
14 November 18 United States American Grand PrizeB 403.2 mi (648.9 km) Santa Monica Road Race Course Santa Monica, California Road United States Mike Moosie United States Howdy Wilcox
United States Johnny AitkenC
15 November 30 United States Ascot Derby 150 mi (240 km) Ascot Park Los Angeles, California Dirt United States Eddie Rickenbacker United States Eddie Rickenbacker
NC December 2 United States Universal Trophy 225 mi (362 km) Uniontown Speedway Hopwood, Pennsylvania Board  ? United States Louis Chevrolet
  Concrete/Brick/Board/Dirt Oval
  Road Course/Hill Climb
  Non-championship race
^A Reduced from 500 to 300 miles due to the onset of World War I.
^B Sanctioned by the Automobile Club of America, AAA awarded points.
^C Shared drive.

Leading National Championship standings[edit]

 #  Driver Car Points
1 United Kingdom Dario Resta Peugeot 4100
2 United States Johnny Aitken Peugeot 3440
3 United States Eddie Rickenbacker Maxwell, Peugeot, Duesenberg 2910
4 United States Ralph DePalma Mercedes, Peugeot 1790
5 United States Earl Cooper Stutz-Wisconsin, Stutz 1405
6 United States Wilbur D'Alene  ? 1120
7 United States Tommy Milton  ? 690
8 Canada Pete Henderson  ? 667
9 United States Frank Galvin  ? 645
10 United States Ralph Mulford  ? 620

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