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1948 American Championship Car season
Series  : AAA Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Ted Horn
Previous: 1947 Next: 1949

The 1948 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 12 races, beginning in Arlington, Texas on April 25 and concluding in Du Quoin, Illinois on October 10. The AAA National Champion was Ted Horn, and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Mauri Rose. Ralph Hepburn was killed at Indianapolis in practice, and Ted Horn was killed at the last race in DuQuoin.

Schedule and resultsEdit


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 April 25 USAflagsmall Arlington 100 Arlington Downs Raceway Arlington, Texas Dirt USAflagsmall Paul Russo USAflagsmall Ted Horn
2 May 31 USAflagsmall International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved USAflagsmall Rex Mays USAflagsmall Mauri Rose
3 June 6 USAflagsmall Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt USAflagsmall Johnny Mantz USAflagsmall Emil Andres
4 June 20 USAflagsmall National Convention Sweepstakes Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen USAflagsmall Walt Brown
5 August 15 USAflagsmall Milwaukee 100 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt USAflagsmall Myron Fohr USAflagsmall Johnny Mantz
6 August 21 USAflagsmall Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Myron Fohr USAflagsmall Ted Horn
7 August 29 USAflagsmall Milwaukee 200 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt USAflagsmall Paul Russo USAflagsmall Myron Fohr
USAflagsmall Tony BettenhausenA
8 September 4 USAflagsmall DuQuoin 100 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Rex Mays USAflagsmall Lee Wallard
9 September 6 USAflagsmall Atlanta 100 Lakewood Speedway Atlanta, Georgia Dirt USAflagsmall Ted Horn USAflagsmall Mel Hansen
10 September 6 USAflagsmall Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill USAflagsmall Al RogersB USAflagsmall Al Rogers
11 September 19 USAflagsmall Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Lee Wallard USAflagsmall Myron Fohr
12 October 10 USAflagsmall DuQuoin 100 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Rex Mays USAflagsmall Johnnie Parsons

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  • A - Both Bettenhausen and Fohr were credited with wins for the race as Bettenhausen relieved Fohr on Lap 118 of 200.
  • B - 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.

Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Team Points
1 Ted Horn Horn Enterprises 1880
2 Myron Fohr Marchese 1159
3 Mauri Rose Blue Crown Spark Plug 1000
4 Bill Sheffler Sheffler 924.8
5 Duke Nalon Novi Mobil 910

† Horn was killed in an accident in the final race of the season at DuQuoin.

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2011-04-18. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/1140-1948/. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 


from the original on 2011-04-18. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1948.htm. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 


from the original on 2011-04-18. http://old.motorsport.com/stats/champ/data/1948sum.pdf. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 


See alsoEdit

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