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1954 American Championship Car season
Series  : AAA Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan
Previous: 1953 Next: 1955

The 1954 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 13 races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 14. There was also one non-championship event in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The AAA National Champion was Jimmy Bryan, 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 Jack McGrath USAflagsmall Bill Vukovich
2 June 6 USAflagsmall Rex Mays Classic Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall Bill Vukovich USAflagsmall Chuck Stevenson
3 June 20 USAflagsmall Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt USAflagsmall Joe Sostilio USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan
4 July 5 USAflagsmall Independence Day Sweepstakes Darlington Raceway Darlington, South Carolina Paved USAflagsmall Chuck Stevenson USAflagsmall Manny Ayulo
NC July 25 USAflagsmall Indianapolis Sweepstakes Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Dirt USAflagsmall Jimmy Davies USAflagsmall Jimmy Davies
5 August 21 USAflagsmall Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Jiggs Peters USAflagsmall Jimmy Davies
6 August 29 USAflagsmall Milwaukee 250 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall Sam Hanks USAflagsmall Manny Ayulo
7 September 6 USAflagsmall Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Don Freeland USAflagsmall Sam Hanks
8 September 6 USAflagsmall Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill USAflagsmall Larry Crockett USAflagsmall Keith Andrews
9 September 11 USAflagsmall Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt USAflagsmall Don Freeland USAflagsmall Bob Sweikert
10 September 18 USAflagsmall Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, Indiana Dirt USAflagsmall Manny Ayulo USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan
11 October 17 USAflagsmall Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt USAflagsmall Jack McGrath USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan
12 November 7Template:Refn USAflagsmall Bobby Ball Memorial Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix, Arizona Dirt USAflagsmall Shorty Templeman USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan
13 November 14 USAflagsmall Silver State Century Las Vegas Park Speedway Las Vegas Valley, Nevada Dirt USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan

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

Leading National Championship standingsEdit

 #  Driver Team Points
1 Jimmy Bryan Dean Racing Enterprises 2630
2 Manny Ayulo Peter Schmidt 1290
3 Jack McGrath Hinkle 1220
=4 Bill Vukovich Pat Clancy, Dean Racing Enterprises 1000
=4 Jimmy Reece Malloy 1000

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2011-04-15. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/1140-1954/. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 


from the original on 2011-04-15. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/1954.htm. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 


from the original on 2011-04-15. http://old.motorsport.com/stats/champ/data/1954sum.pdf. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 


See alsoEdit

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