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1916 American Championship Car season
Series  : AAA Championship Car
Champion : 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Resta
Previous: 1915 Next: 1917

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 race. The AAA National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was Dario Resta.

Schedule and resultsEdit


Rnd Date Race Name Length Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
NC April 8 USAflagsmall Corona Race 276.8 mi
(445.5 km)
Grand Avenue Boulevard Corona, California Road  ? USAflagsmall Eddie O'Donnell
NC April 29 USAflagsmall Raisin Classic 301 mi
(484 km)
Fresno Road Race Course Fresno, California Road  ? USAflagsmall Eddie O'Donnell
1 May 3 USAflagsmall Metropolitan Trophy 150 mi
(241 km)
Sheepshead Bay Speedway Brooklyn, New York Board  ? USAflagsmall Eddie Rickenbacker
NC May 13 USAflagsmall Coney Island Cup 20 mi
(32 km)
Sheepshead Bay Speedway Brooklyn, New York Board  ? USAflagsmall Johnny Aitken
USAflagsmall Queens Cup 50 mi
(80 km)
 ? USAflagsmall Ralph Mulford
2 May 30 USAflagsmall 1916 Indianapolis 500 300 mi
(482 km)A
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Brick USAflagsmall Johnny Aitken 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Resta
3 June 11 USAflagsmall Chicago Race 300 mi
(482 km)
Speedway Park Maywood, Illinois Board USAflagsmall Ralph DePalma 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Resta
NC June 24 USAflagsmall Des Moines Sprint Race 50 mi
(80 km)
Des Moines Speedway Valley Junction, Iowa Board  ? USAflagsmall Eddie Rickenbacker
4 June 24 USAflagsmall Des Moines Race 150 mi
(241 km)
Des Moines Speedway Valley Junction, Iowa Board USAflagsmall Ralph DePalma USAflagsmall Ralph DePalma
5 July 4 USAflagsmall Minneapolis Race 150 mi
(241 km)
Twin City Motor Speedway Minneapolis, Minnesota Concrete USAflagsmall Louis Chevrolet USAflagsmall Ralph DePalma
NC July 15 USAflagsmall Omaha Sprint Race 50 mi
(80 km)
Omaha Speedway Omaha, Nebraska Board  ? USAflagsmall Ralph DePalma
6 July 15 USAflagsmall Omaha Race 150 mi
(241 km)
Omaha Speedway Omaha, Nebraska Board USAflagsmall Ralph Mulford 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Resta
NC July 22 USAflagsmall Kansas City Race 100 mi
(161 km)
Kansas City Speedway Kansas City, Missouri Dirt  ? USAflagsmall Ralph DePalma
16.875 mi
(27.16 km)
 ? USAflagsmall W. W. Brown
7 August 5 USAflagsmall Montamarathon/Potlach Trophy Race 288 mi
(463.5 km)
Pacific Coast Speedway Tacoma, Washington Board USAflagsmall Sterling Price USAflagsmall Eddie Rickenbacker
NC August 19 USAflagsmall Speedway Grand Prix 50 mi
(80 km)
Speedway Park Maywood, Illinois Board 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Resta 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Resta
8 September 4 USAflagsmall International Sweepstakes 300 mi
(482 km)
Cincinnati Motor Speedway Sharonville, Ohio Board USAflagsmall Howdy Wilcox USAflagsmall Johnny Aitken
NC September 9 USAflagsmall Harvest Auto Racing Classic 20 mi
(32 km)
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Brick  ? USAflagsmall Johnny Aitken
50 mi
(80 km)
 ? USAflagsmall Johnny Aitken
9 September 9 USAflagsmall Harvest Auto Racing Classic 100 mi
(161 km)
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Brick  ? USAflagsmall Johnny Aitken
10 September 30 USAflagsmall Astor Cup Race 250 mi
(402 km)
Sheepshead Bay Speedway Brooklyn, New York Board  ? USAflagsmall Johnny Aitken
11 October 14 USAflagsmall Grand American Auto Race 250 mi
(402 km)
Speedway Park Maywood, Illinois Board USAflagsmall Art Klein 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Resta
12 October 28 USAflagsmall Harkness Trophy Race 250 mi
(402 km)
Sheepshead Bay Speedway Brooklyn, New York Board USAflagsmall James Benedict USAflagsmall Johnny Aitken
13 November 16 USAflagsmall William K. Vanderbilt Cup 294.595 mi
(474.1 km)
Santa Monica Road Race Course Santa Monica, California Road USAflagsmall Mike Moosie 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Resta
14 November 18 USAflagsmall American Grand PrizeB 403.2 mi
(648.9 km)
Santa Monica Road Race Course Santa Monica, California Road USAflagsmall Mike Moosie USAflagsmall Howdy Wilcox
USAflagsmall Johnny AitkenC>/sup></small>
15 November 30 USAflagsmall Ascot Derby 150 mi
(241 km)
Ascot Speedway Los Angeles, California Dirt USAflagsmall Eddie Rickenbacker USAflagsmall Eddie Rickenbacker
NC December 2 USAflagsmall Universal Trophy 225 mi
(362 km)
Uniontown Speedway Hopwood, Pennsylvania Board  ? USAflagsmall Louis Chevrolet

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  • 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 standingsEdit

 #  Driver Car Points
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Resta Peugeot 4100
2 USAflagsmall Johnny Aitken Peugeot 3440
3 USAflagsmall Eddie Rickenbacker Maxwell, Peugeot, Duesenberg 2910
4 USAflagsmall Ralph DePalma Mercedes, Peugeot 1790
5 USAflagsmall Earl Cooper Stutz-Wisconsin, Stutz 1405
6 USAflagsmall Wilbur D'Alene  ? 1120
7 USAflagsmall Tommy Milton  ? 690
8 25px-Canadaflag Pete Henderson  ? 667
9 USAflagsmall Frank Galvin  ? 645
10 USAflagsmall Ralph Mulford  ? 620

Points systemEdit

Position/
Miles
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
100 500 260 140 80 50 30 15 10
150 600 320 170 90 55 35 20 15
200 700 360 190 100 60 40 25 20 10
250 800 420 220 120 70 45 30 25 15 10
300 900 470 240 130 80 50 40 30 25 20
400 1000 520 270 140 90 60 50 40 30 25

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2011-04-26. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/1140-1916/. Retrieved 2011-04-26. 


from the original on 2011-04-26. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1916.htm. Retrieved 2011-04-26. 


from the original on 2011-04-26. http://old.motorsport.com/stats/champ/data/1916sum.pdf. Retrieved 2011-04-26. 


See alsoEdit

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