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1953 American Championship Car season
Series  : AAA Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Sam Hanks
Previous: 1952 Next: 1954

The 1953 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 12 races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on November 11. There was also one non-championship event in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The AAA National Champion was Sam Hanks, and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Bill Vukovich.

Schedule and resultsEdit


Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 May 30 USAflagsmall International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved USAflagsmall Bill Vukovich USAflagsmall Bill Vukovich
2 June 7 USAflagsmall Rex Mays Classic Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt USAflagsmall Manny Ayulo USAflagsmall Jack McGrath
3 June 21 USAflagsmall Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Don Freeland USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
4 July 4 USAflagsmall Detroit 100Template:Ref Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway Detroit, Michigan Dirt USAflagsmall Duane Carter USAflagsmall Rodger Ward
NC July 26 USAflagsmall Indianapolis Sweepstakes Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Dirt USAflagsmall Duane Carter USAflagsmall Jimmy Davies
5 August 22 USAflagsmall Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Chuck Stevenson USAflagsmall Sam Hanks
6 August 30 USAflagsmall Milwaukee 200 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Dirt USAflagsmall Jack McGrath USAflagsmall Chuck Stevenson
7 September 7 USAflagsmall Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Mike Nazaruk USAflagsmall Sam Hanks
8 September 7 USAflagsmall Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill USAflagsmall Bob Finney USAflagsmall Louis Unser
9 September 12 USAflagsmall Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt USAflagsmall Bob Sweikert USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen
10 September 26 USAflagsmall Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, Indiana Dirt USAflagsmall Manny Ayulo USAflagsmall Bob Sweikert
11 October 25 USAflagsmall Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt USAflagsmall Mike Nazaruk USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan
12 November 11 USAflagsmall Phoenix 100 Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix, Arizona Dirt USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen USAflagsmall Tony Bettenhausen

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  • Indianapolis 500 was AAA-sanctioned and counted towards the FIA F1 World Drivers' Championship title.

Template:Note 73 laps were completed. Race stopped due to flipped car. Final standings reverted to 51 laps because of red flag and work done on cars. Half points awarded.

Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Team Points
1 Sam Hanks Bardahl, Hopkins 1659.5
2 Jack McGrath Hinkle 1250
3 Bill Vukovich 1000
4 Manny Ayulo Peter Schmidt 960
5 Paul Russo 855

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2011-04-15. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/1140-1953/. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 


from the original on 2011-04-15. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1953.htm. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 


from the original on 2011-04-15. http://old.motorsport.com/stats/champ/data/1953sum.pdf. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 


See alsoEdit

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