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1947 American Championship Car season
Series  : AAA Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Ted Horn
Previous: 1946 Next: 1948

The 1947 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 11 races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Arlington, Texas on November 2. The AAA National Champion was Ted Horn, and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Mauri Rose. Shorty Cantlon died at Indianapolis in the 500 miles race.

Schedule and resultsEdit


Rnd Date Race Name Track Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 May 30 USAflagsmall International 500
Mile Sweepstakes
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Paved USAflagsmall Ted Horn USAflagsmall Mauri Rose
2 June 8 USAflagsmall Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway Dirt USAflagsmall Bill Holland USAflagsmall Bill Holland
3 June 22 USAflagsmall Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Dirt USAflagsmall Emil Andres USAflagsmall Bill Holland
4 July 4 USAflagsmall Atlanta 100A Lakewood Speedway Dirt USAflagsmall Rex Mays USAflagsmall Walt Ader
5 July 13 USAflagsmall Bainbridge 100B Bainbridge Fairgrounds Dirt USAflagsmall Walt Brown USAflagsmall Ted Horn
6 July 27 USAflagsmall Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway Dirt USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen USAflagsmall Charles Van Acker
7 August 17 USAflagsmall George Robson Memorial Good Time Park Dirt USAflagsmall Emil Andres USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen
8 August 24 USAflagsmall Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway Dirt USAflagsmall Duke Dinsmore USAflagsmall Ted Horn
9 September 1 USAflagsmall Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Hill USAflagsmall Al RogersC USAflagsmall Louis Unser
10 September 28 USAflagsmall Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Dirt USAflagsmall Emil Andres USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen
11 November 2 USAflagsmall Arlington 100 Arlington Downs Raceway Dirt USAflagsmall Duke Nalon USAflagsmall Ted Horn

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A - Race stopped after 77 miles due to wreck.
B - Race stopped after 90 miles due to rain.
C - No pole is awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, in this schedule on the pole is the driver who started first. No lap led was awarded for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, however, a lap was awarded to the drivers that completed the climb.

Final points standingsEdit

Pos Driver INDY
USAflagsmall
MIL1
USAflagsmall
LAN
USAflagsmall
ATL
USAflagsmall
BAI
USAflagsmall
MIL2
USAflagsmall
GOS
USAflagsmall
MIL3
USAflagsmall
PIK
USAflagsmall
SPR
USAflagsmall
ARL
USAflagsmall
Pts
1 USAflagsmall Ted Horn 3 DNQ 5 4 1 6 2 1 2 1 1920
2 USAflagsmall Bill Holland 2 1 1 2 2 18 14 8 9 DNQ 1610
3 USAflagsmall Mauri Rose 1 DNP 1000
4 USAflagsmall Charles Van Acker 29 5 6 6 3 1 3 10 DNQ DNQ 770
5 USAflagsmall Rex Mays 6 2 DNS 12 15 10 DNP 16 16 4 765.7
6 USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen 18 15 10 DNQ 4 11 1 4 1 10 686.8
7 USAflagsmall Walt Brown 7 7 3 9 13 14 7 15 8 650
8 USAflagsmall Emil Andres 13 8 2 13 7 17 15 5 10 3 575
9 USAflagsmall George Connor 26 4 15 14 5 5 5 3 15 DNQ 560
10 USAflagsmall Paul Russo 28 3 17 8 12 3 6 14 2 545
11 USAflagsmall Jimmy Jackson 5 500
12 USAflagsmall Cliff Bergere 21 393
13 USAflagsmall Walt Ader DNQ 17 7 1 10 12 DNQ 17 6 380
14 USAflagsmall Duke Nalon 16 2 13 2 DNQ 9 350
15 USAflagsmall Duke Dinsmore 10 12 8 11 8 15 4 11 13 345.5
16 USAflagsmall Steve Truchan DNQ 16 18 8 8 DNQ 3 11 320
17 USAflagsmall Billy Devore DNS 6 4 7 6 DNP 310
18 USAflagsmall Eddie Zalucki DNQ DNQ 3 11 11 14 DNQ 5 260
19 USAflagsmall Cy Marshall 8 250
20 USAflagsmall Milt Fankhouser 30 13 11 5 9 DNQ 9 6 240
21 USAflagsmall Jackie Holmes 13 12 9 4 7 230
22 USAflagsmall Herb Ardinger 4 207
23 USAflagsmall Louis Unser 1 200
24 USAflagsmall Fred Agabashian 9 200
25 USAflagsmall Mel Hansen 27 DNS 4 13 13 169.5
26 USAflagsmall Al Rogers 2 160
27 USAflagsmall Charlie Rogers 14 7 5 DNQ 160
28 USAflagsmall Myron Fohr 9 16 7 7 160
29 USAflagsmall Russ Snowberger 19 3 140
30 USAflagsmall J.C. Shoemaker 4 120
31 USAflagsmall Buster Warke 16 10 6 12 120
32 USAflagsmall Les Anderson 11 11 120
33 USAflagsmall Johnny Mauro DNQ 3 100
34 USAflagsmall Bill Milliken 6 80
35 USAflagsmall Delmar Desch 7 60
36 USAflagsmall Hugh Thomas 8 50
37 USAflagsmall Johnny Byrne 8 50
38 USAflagsmall Pete Romcevich 12 50
39 USAflagsmall Buddy Rusch DNQ 18 13 DNQ 14 9 40
40 USAflagsmall Red Byron DNQ 9 40
41 USAflagsmall George Hammond 9 40
42 USAflagsmall Art Scovell DNQ 10 14 30
43 USAflagsmall Fred Carpenter 10 30
44 USAflagsmall George Metzler DNQ 11 12 30
45 25px-Canadaflag Hal Robson 20 DNQ 12 10
46 USAflagsmall Johnny Shackleford 12 DNQ 10
- USAflagsmall Walt Killinger 10 0
- USAflagsmall Jerry Kubik 18 14 0
- USAflagsmall Ken Fowler 15 0
- USAflagsmall Frank Wearne 16 0
- USAflagsmall Norm Houser DNQ DNQ 17 0
- USAflagsmall Roland Free 17 0
- USAflagsmall Joie Chitwood 22 0
- USAflagsmall Shorty Cantlon 23 0
- USAflagsmall Henry Banks 24 0
- USAflagsmall Al Miller 25 0
- USAflagsmall Louis Tomei DNS 0
- USAflagsmall Doc Williams DNS 0
- USAflagsmall Bud Bardowski DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Charles Crawford DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Joel Thorne Wth DNQ DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Zora Arkus-Duntov DNQ DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Spider Webb DNQ DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Sam Hanks DNQ DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Tommy Boggs DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Frank Brisko DNQ 0
- 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Leslie Brooke DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Jim Brubaker DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Duane Carter DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Louis Durant DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Sam Grecco DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Harry McQuinn DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Hal Stetson DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall George Weaver DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Elton Green DNQ 0
- USAflagsmall Hal Cole Wth 0
- USAflagsmall Chet Miller Wth 0
- USAflagsmall Bill Sheffler Wth 0
- USAflagsmall Danny Kladis Wth 0
- USAflagsmall Wally Mitchell Wth 0
- USAflagsmall Overton Phillips Wth 0
- USAflagsmall Wayne Sankey DSQ 0
- USAflagsmall Tommy Hinnershitz DNP 0
- USAflagsmall Don Lee DNP 0
Pos Driver INDY
USAflagsmall
MIL1
USAflagsmall
LAN
USAflagsmall
ATL
USAflagsmall
BAI
USAflagsmall
MIL2
USAflagsmall
GOS
USAflagsmall
MIL3
USAflagsmall
PIK
USAflagsmall
SPR
USAflagsmall
ARL
USAflagsmall
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
(Ret)
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

Note: The points became the car, when not only one driver led the car, the relieved driver became small part of the points. Points for driver method: (the points for the finish place) / (number the lap when completed the car) * (number the lap when completed the driver)

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2011-04-19. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/1140-1947/. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 


from the original on 2011-04-19. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1947.htm. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 


from the original on 2011-04-19. http://old.motorsport.com/stats/champ/data/1947sum.pdf. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 


See alsoEdit

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