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1905 American Championship Car season
Series  : AAA Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Barney Oldfield
Previous: None Next: 1909

The 1905 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 11 races, beginning in The Bronx, New York on June 10 and concluding in Poughkeepsie, New York on September 29. There was also one non-championship event in Detroit, Michigan. The AAA National Champion was Barney Oldfield. This was the first year AAA awarded a National Champion and for reasons unknown, they did not award another official champion until 1916. Though not historically considered the first year of the American Championship Car Racing title due to only featuring short sprints on dirt ovals, This was the first time in the western hemisphere that a racing champion was declared based on points.

Schedule and resultsEdit

All races running on Dirt Oval.

Rnd Date Race Name Location Track Winning Driver
1 June 10 Morris Park 5 Morris Park The Bronx, New York USAflagsmall Louis Chevrolet
2 June 17 Hartford 5 Charter Oak Park West Hartford, Connecticut USAflagsmall Barney Oldfield
3 June 26 Empire City 10 Empire City Speedway Yonkers, New York USAflagsmall Louis Chevrolet
4 June 29 Brunots Island 10 Brunots Island Track Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USAflagsmall Louis Chevrolet
5 July 4 Morris Park 1 Morris Park The Bronx, New York USAflagsmall Webb Jay
NC August 8 Grosse Point 5 Grosse Point Track Detroit, Michigan USAflagsmall Webb Jay
6 August 14 Glenville 5 Glenville Driving Track Cleveland, Ohio USAflagsmall Charles Burman
7 August 19 Buffalo 5 Kenilworth Park Buffalo, New York USAflagsmall Barney Oldfield
8 September 9 Readville 5 Readville Trotting Park Readville, Massachusetts USAflagsmall Barney Oldfield
9 September 18 Syracuse 5 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York USAflagsmall Guy Vaughn
10 September 23 Providence 5 Narragansett Park Pawtuxet, Rhode Island USAflagsmall Barney Oldfield
11 September 29 Poughkeepsie 5 Hudson River Driving Park Poughkeepsie, New York USAflagsmall Barney Oldfield

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Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Team Points
1 USAflagsmall Barney Oldfield Peerless "Green Dragon" 22
2 USAflagsmall Louis Chevrolet Fiat 90 16
3 USAflagsmall Webb Jay White Steamer 7
4 USAflagsmall Dan Wurgis Reo Bird 32 6
5 USAflagsmall Guy Vaughn Decauville 5
6 USAflagsmall Charles Burman Peerless 4
7 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Emanuel Cerdino Fiat 4
8 USAflagsmall Montague Roberts Thomas 3
9 USAflagsmall Herbert Lytle Pope-Toledo 3
10 22px-Flag of France Maurice Bernin Renault 1
11 USAflagsmall Frank Durbin Stanley 1

In 1951, Victor Hémery, winner of the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup, was retroactively awarded a National Championship.

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2009-05-14. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/1140-1905/. Retrieved 2009-05-12. 


from the original on 2009-05-14. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1905.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-12. 


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