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1929 American Championship Car season
Series  : AAA Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Louis Meyer
Previous: 1928 Next: 1930

The 1929 AAA Championship Car season consisted of five races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Tyrone, Pennsylvania on September 2. There were also three non-championship races. The AAA National Champion was Louis Meyer and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Ray Keech.

Schedule and resultsEdit

All races running on Dirt/Brick/Board Oval.

Rnd Date Race Name Length Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
NC May 26 USAflagsmall Toledo Race 100 mi
(161 km)
Fort Miami Speedway Toledo, Ohio Dirt USAflagsmall Wilbur Shaw
1 May 30 USAflagsmall International 500 Mile Sweepstakes 500 mi
(805 km)
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Brick USAflagsmall Cliff Woodbury USAflagsmall Ray Keech
NC June 2 USAflagsmall Cleveland Race Template:Convert/miTemplate:Ref Randall Park Raceway North Randall, Ohio Dirt USAflagsmall Wilbur Shaw
2 June 9 USAflagsmall Detroit Race 100 mi
(161 km)
Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Detroit, Michigan Dirt USAflagsmall Ray Keech USAflagsmall Cliff Woodbury
3 June 15 USAflagsmall Altoona Race Template:Convert/miTemplate:Ref Altoona Speedway Tyrone, Pennsylvania Board USAflagsmall Cliff Woodbury USAflagsmall Louis Meyer
NC August 18 USAflagsmall Toledo Race 100 mi
(161 km)
Fort Miami Speedway Toledo, Ohio Dirt USAflagsmall Wilbur Shaw
4 August 31 USAflagsmall Syracuse Race 100 mi
(161 km)
New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt USAflagsmall Shorty Cantlon USAflagsmall Wilbur Shaw
5 September 2 USAflagsmall Altoona Race 200 mi
(322 km)
Altoona Speedway Tyrone, Pennsylvania Board USAflagsmall Lou Moore USAflagsmall Louis Meyer
Template:Note Scheduled for 100 miles
Template:Note Scheduled for 200 miles, stopped due to fatal wreck involving then-leader Ray Keech. AAA rules stated that no car involved in a wreck could score points, so the win reverted to Louis Meyer.

Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Car Points
1 Louis Meyer Miller 1330
2 Ray Keech Miller 1000
3 Wilbur Shaw Miller 240
4 Fred Frame Cooper-Miller, Miller 231
5 Cliff Woodbury Miller 200

† Keech was killed in an accident at the June 15 race at Altoona.

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2011-04-24. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/1140-1929/. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 


from the original on 2011-04-24. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1929.htm. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 


from the original on 2011-04-24. http://old.motorsport.com/stats/champ/data/1929sum.pdf. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 


See alsoEdit

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