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1926 American Championship Car season
Series  : AAA Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Harry Hartz
Previous: 1925 Next: 1927

The 1926 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 24 races, beginning in Miami Beach, Florida on February 22 and concluding in Pineville, North Carolina on November 11. There were also 7 non-championship races. The AAA National Champion was Harry Hartz and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Frank Lockhart.

Schedule and resultsEdit

All races running on Dirt/Brick/Board Oval.

Rnd Date Race Name Length Track Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 February 22 USAflagsmall Carl G. Fisher Trophy Template:Convert/mi Fulford–Miami Speedway Board USAflagsmall Ralph Hepburn USAflagsmall Peter DePaolo
2 March 21 USAflagsmall Culver City Race 250 mi (402 km) Culver City Speedway Board USAflagsmall Bob McDonogh USAflagsmall Bennett Hill
NC April 15 USAflagsmall Raisin Day Classic 50 mi (80 km) Fresno Speedway Board USAflagsmall Peter DePaolo
3 May 1 USAflagsmall Atlantic City Race Template:Convert/mi Atlantic City Speedway Board USAflagsmall Bob McDonogh USAflagsmall Harry Hartz
4 May 10 USAflagsmall Charlotte Race 250 mi (402 km) Charlotte Speedway Board USAflagsmall Harry Hartz USAflagsmall Earl Devore
5 May 31 USAflagsmall International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Template:Convert/miTemplate:Ref Indianapolis Motor Speedway Brick USAflagsmall Earl Cooper USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart
6 June 12 USAflagsmall Altoona Race 250 mi (402 km) Altoona Speedway Board USAflagsmall Peter DePaolo USAflagsmall Dave Lewis
NC June 27 USAflagsmall Detroit 100 100 mi (161 km) Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Dirt USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart
7 July 5 USAflagsmall Independence Day Classic 50 mi (80 km) Rockingham Park Board USAflagsmall Peter DePaolo USAflagsmall Peter DePaolo
8 Template:Convert/mi USAflagsmall Peter DePaolo USAflagsmall Earl Cooper
9 July 17 USAflagsmall Sesquicentennial Classic Heat 1 Template:Convert/mi Atlantic City Speedway Board USAflagsmall Harry Hartz
10 July 17 USAflagsmall Sesquicentennial Classic Heat 1 Template:Convert/mi USAflagsmall Norman Batten
11 July 17 USAflagsmall Sesquicentennial Classic Semi Template:Convert/mi USAflagsmall Fred Comer
12 July 17 USAflagsmall Sesquicentennial Classic Main Template:Convert/mi USAflagsmall Harry Hartz
13 August 23 USAflagsmall Charlotte Heat 1 25 mi (40 km) Charlotte Speedway Board USAflagsmall Bob McDonogh USAflagsmall Earl Cooper
14 USAflagsmall Charlotte Heat 2 25 mi (40 km) USAflagsmall Dave Lewis
15 USAflagsmall Charlotte Semi 50 mi (80 km) USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart
16 USAflagsmall Charlotte Main Template:Convert/mi USAflagsmall Dave Lewis USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart
NC September 4 USAflagsmall Syracuse 50 50 mi (80 km) New York State Fairgrounds Dirt USAflagsmall Ralph DePalma
NC September 11 USAflagsmall Detroit 100 100 mi (161 km) Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Dirt USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart
17 September 18 USAflagsmall Altoona Race Template:Convert/mi Altoona Speedway Board USAflagsmall Harry Hartz USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart
18 October 2 USAflagsmall Fresno 25 25 mi (40 km) Fresno Speedway Board USAflagsmall Peter DePaolo
19 USAflagsmall Fresno 50 50 mi (80 km) USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart
20 October 12 USAflagsmall Rockingham Race 25 mi (40 km) Rockingham Park Board USAflagsmall Bennett Hill
21 25 mi (40 km) USAflagsmall Leon Duray
22 Template:Convert/mi USAflagsmall Harry Hartz
NC October 24 USAflagsmall Detroit 100 100 mi (161 km) Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Dirt USAflagsmall Sam Ross
23 November 11 USAflagsmall Charlotte Heat 1 25 mi (40 km) Charlotte Speedway Board USAflagsmall Bennett Hill USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart
24 USAflagsmall Charlotte Heat 2 25 mi (40 km) USAflagsmall Harry Hartz USAflagsmall Dave Lewis
25 USAflagsmall Charlotte Semi 50 mi (80 km) USAflagsmall Bennett Hill USAflagsmall Harry Hartz
26 USAflagsmall Charlotte Main 100 mi (161 km) USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart USAflagsmall Leon Duray

Template:Legend

  • Indianapolis 500 was AAA-sanctioned and counted towards the AIACR World Manufacturers' Championship title.
Template:Note Scheduled for 500 miles, stopped due to rain.

Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Car Points
1 Harry Hartz Miller 2954
2 Frank Lockhart Miller 1830
3 Peter DePaolo Duesenberg 1500
4 Bennett Hill Miller 1050
5 Frank Elliott Miller, Miller-Locomobile 747

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2011-04-25. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/1140-1926/. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 


from the original on 2011-04-25. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1926.htm. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 


from the original on 2011-04-25. http://old.motorsport.com/stats/champ/data/1926sum.pdf. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 


See alsoEdit

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