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1927 American Championship Car season
Series  : AAA Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Peter DePaolo
Previous: 1926 Next: 1928

The 1927 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 11 races, beginning in Culver City, California on March 6 and concluding in Salem, New Hampshire on October 12. There were also three non-championship races. The AAA National Champion was Peter DePaolo and the Indianapolis 500 winner was George Souders.

Schedule and resultsEdit

All races running on Dirt/Brick/Board Oval.

Rnd Date Race Name Length Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 March 6 USAflagsmall Culver City Race 250 miles
(402 km)
Culver City Speedway Culver City, California Board USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart USAflagsmall Leon Duray
2 May 7 USAflagsmall Atlantic City Race 200 miles
(322 km)
Atlantic City Speedway Hammonton, New Jersey Board USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart USAflagsmall Dave Lewis
3 May 30 USAflagsmall International 500 Mile Sweepstakes 500 miles
(805 km)
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Brick USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart USAflagsmall George Souders
NC June 5 USAflagsmall Detroit 100 100 miles
(161 km)
Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Detroit, Michigan Dirt USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart
4 June 11 USAflagsmall Altoona Race 200 miles
(322 km)
Altoona Speedway Tyrone, Pennsylvania Board USAflagsmall Leon Duray USAflagsmall Peter DePaolo
5 July 4 USAflagsmall Rockingham Race 185 miles
(298 km)
Rockingham Park Salem, New Hampshire Board USAflagsmall Cliff Woodbury USAflagsmall Peter DePaolo
NC September 3 USAflagsmall Syracuse 100 100 miles
(161 km)
New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart
6 September 5 USAflagsmall Altoona Race 200 miles
(322 km)
Altoona Speedway Tyrone, Pennsylvania Board USAflagsmall Cliff Woodbury USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart
7 September 19 USAflagsmall Charlotte Race 25 miles
(40 km)
Charlotte Speedway Pineville, North Carolina Board USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart
8 50 miles
(80 km)
USAflagsmall Peter DePaolo
9 100 miles
(161 km)
USAflagsmall Harry Hartz USAflagsmall Babe Stapp
NC September 25 USAflagsmall Cleveland Race 100 miles
(161 km)
Randall Park Raceway North Randall, Ohio Dirt USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart
10 October 12 USAflagsmall Rockingham Race 65 miles
(105 km) A
Rockingham Park Salem, New Hampshire Board USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart
11 USAflagsmall Rockingham Race B 75 miles
(121 km)
USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart USAflagsmall Frank Lockhart

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  • Indianapolis 500 was AAA-sanctioned and counted towards the AIACR World Manufacturers' Championship title.

A: Scheduled for 200 miles, stopped due to fire on track.
B: Extra race added after wreckage cleared and damaged track sections repaired.

Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Car Points
1 Peter DePaolo Miller 1440
2 Frank Lockhart Miller 1040
3 George Souders Duesenberg 1000
4 Leon Duray Miller 630
5 Harry Hartz Miller 595

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2011-04-24. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/1140-1927/. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 


from the original on 2011-04-24. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1927.htm. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 


from the original on 2011-04-24. http://old.motorsport.com/stats/champ/data/1927sum.pdf. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 


See alsoEdit

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