1955 American Championship Car season
Series  : AAA Championship Car
Champion : USAflagsmall Bob Sweikert
Previous: 1954 Next: 1956 (USAC)

The 1955 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 11 races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Phoenix, Arizona on November 6. There was also one non-championship event in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The AAA National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was Bob Sweikert. This was the last year of the AAA National Championship.

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 Jerry Hoyt USAflagsmall Bob Sweikert
2 June 5 USAflagsmall Rex Mays Classic Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall Bob Sweikert USAflagsmall Johnny Thomson
3 June 19 USAflagsmall Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt USAflagsmall Don Freeland USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan
NC July 31 USAflagsmall Indianapolis Sweepstakes Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Dirt USAflagsmall Ed Elisian USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan
4 August 20 USAflagsmall Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Andy Linden USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan
5 August 28 USAflagsmall Milwaukee 250 Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway West Allis, Wisconsin Paved USAflagsmall Ed Elisian USAflagsmall Pat Flaherty
6 September 5 USAflagsmall Ted Horn Memorial 100 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Du Quoin, Illinois Dirt USAflagsmall Eddie Russo USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan
7 September 5 USAflagsmall Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak Highway Pikes Peak, Colorado Hill USAflagsmall Bob Finney
8 September 10 USAflagsmall Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt USAflagsmall Bob Sweikert USAflagsmall Bob Sweikert
9 September 17 USAflagsmall Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, Indiana Dirt USAflagsmall Bob Sweikert USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan
10 October 16 USAflagsmall Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Sacramento, California Dirt USAflagsmall Bob Sweikert USAflagsmall Jimmy Bryan
11 November 6 USAflagsmall Bobby Ball Memorial Arizona State Fairgrounds Phoenix, Arizona Dirt USAflagsmall Jimmy Reece 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 Points
1 Bob Sweikert 2290
2 Jimmy Bryan 1480
3 Johnny Thomson 1380
4 Tony Bettenhausen 1060
5 Andy Linden 1047.8


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See alsoEdit

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