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AAA Champ Car Series race number 1 of 7
Saturday, May 30, 1931 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile brick track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 5:10:28
Average speed: 96.629 mph
Pole speed: 112.796 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 43.19 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1931 AAA Champ Car Series results   /   1931 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11323   Louis Schneider Bowes Seal Fast   (Louis Schneider)Stevens / Miller20029500running39 
2 834   Fred Frame Duesenberg   (Harry Hartz)Duesenberg / Duesenberg20012650running0 
31019   Ralph Hepburn Harry Miller   (Ralph Hepburn)Miller / Miller2006350running0 
43521   Myron Stevens Jadson Valve   (Louis Meyer)Stevens / Miller2004000running0 
5 14   Russ Snowberger Russell 8   (Russ Snowberger)Snowberger / Studebaker2003500running0 
62033   Jimmy Gleason Denny DuesenbergDuesenberg / Duesenberg2002200running0 
7 525   Ernie Triplett Buckeye Duesenberg   (James Booth)Duesenberg / Duesenberg2001800running0 
8 936   Stubby Stubblefield Jones-Miller   (M.C. Jones)Willys-Knight / Miller2001950running0 
91428   Cliff Bergere Elco Royale / Elco GreaseReo2001500running0 
101527   Chet Miller Buddy MarrHudson / Hudson2001400running0 
113044   George Howie G N H   (George Howie)Dodge / Chrysler200500running0 
122312   Phil Shafer Shafer 8   (Phil Shafer)Rigling / Buick200470running0 
13178   Dave Evans Cummins DieselDuesenberg / Cummins200450running0 
143172   Al Aspen William AlbertiDuesenberg / Duesenberg200425running0 
153759   Sam Ross Miller   (William Yahr)Rigling / Miller200400running0 
164069   Joe Huff Goldberg BrothersCooper FD / Miller180375running0 
17 45   Deacon Litz Henry MaleyDuesenberg / Duesenberg177365crash0 
181937   Tony Gulotta Hunt   (Ab Jenkins)Rigling / Studebaker167360crash0 
19181   Billy Arnold Miller-HartzSummers / Miller1628905crash155 
201257   Luther Johnson Bill RichardsStudebaker / Studebaker156350crash0 
213655   Billy Winn Hoosier Pete   (F.E. Clemons)Rigling / Clemons138343running0 
222716   Frank Brisko Brisko-AtkinsonStevens / Miller138343steering arm0 
233426   Gene Haustein Mistle FrontyFord T / Fronty Ford117335lost wheel0 
241641   Joe Russo George HenryRigling / Duesenberg109325oil leak0 
25 717   Speed Gardner Nutmeg State   (C.E. Ricketts)Miller FD / Miller107320frame0 
263814   Lou Moore Boyle ValveMiller / Miller103320differential0 
27262   Shorty Cantlon Harry Miller / Bill WhiteMiller / Miller88315connecting rod0 
28 23   Bill Cummings Empire State Gas MotorsCooper FD / Miller70710oil line4 
292824   Freddie Winnai Bowes Seal Fast   (Louis Schneider)Stevens / Miller60303crash0 
301132   Phil Pardee Duesenberg   (Phil Pardee)Duesenberg / Duesenberg60303crash0 
31 331   Paul Bost Empire State Gas MotorsRigling / Miller35495crankshaft2 
322232   Frank Farmer Jones-Miller   (M.C. Jones)Willys-Knight / Miller32290connecting rod0 
333258   George Wingerter George WingerterDuesenberg / Duesenberg29285fuel leak0 
34257   Louis Meyer Alden Sampson IIStevens / Miller28330oil leak0 
35 639   Babe Stapp Rigling & HenningRigling / Duesenberg14275oil leak0 
362448   John Boling Grapho Metal   (Wade Morton & Riley Brett)Morton-Brett / Morton-Brett7270connecting rod0 
372954   Leon Duray Leon DurayStevens / Duray 2C6263overheating0 
383349   Harry Butcher Butcher Brothers   (Harry Butcher)Buick6263crash0 
393910   Herman Schurch Hoosier Pete   (F.E. Clemons)Rigling / Clemons5255transmission0 
402167   Francis Quinn Tucker Tappet   (James Wade)Miller / Ford A3250rear axle0 

Relief Drivers:

Car #19: Peter Kreis (54 laps)
Car #21: Louis Meyer (128 laps)
Car #33: Wilbur Shaw (52 laps)
Car #27: Bryan Saulpaugh (49 laps)
Car #44: L.L. Corum (27 laps); Herman Schurch (88 laps)
Car #72: Bill Denver (50 laps)
Car #69: Speed Gardner (32 laps)
Car #5: Bill Cummings (84 laps)
Car #55: James Patterson (67 laps)
Car #17: Wesley Crawford (50 laps)
Car #32: Wilbur Shaw (34 laps)

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jerry Houck
Wilbur Shaw6DuesenbergA.S. DuesenbergDuesenberg / Duesenberg
Gordon Condon9Pedrick Piston RingE.C. YagleMiller / Miller
Frank Farmer9Pedrick Piston RingMiller / Miller
Pete DePaolo14Boyle ValveMike BoyleMiller / Miller
Bert Karnatz15All OilBill WhiteMiller / Miller
Ralph DePalma18Miller-WehrMiller / Miller
Peter Kreis22Coleman MotorsColeman MotorsMiller / Miller
L.L. Corum29Stutz BearcatStutz / Stutz
M.C. Jones36Jones-MillerM.C. JonesWillys-Knight / Miller
Joe Caccia38Jones & MaleyDuesenberg / Duesenberg
Bill Denver42Ray Brady & Gabriel NardiDuesenberg / Duesenberg
Milt Marion43DuesenbergDuesenberg / Duesenberg
C.C. Reeder45CooperCooper / Lycoming
Marion Trexler45CooperCooper / Lycoming
Rick Decker46Rick DeckerMiller / Miller
Floyd Sparks47Anna de BiaseX / Curtis
Charles Moran51Model A FordModel A / Ford A
Roy Painter52Roy PainterX / Miller
Joe Thomas53Andrew FinneranX / Miller
James Patterson56John T. CacaceX / Miller
Eddie Burbach61B & CX / Duesenberg
Wally Zale62Midway MotorsX / Lycoming
Malcolm Fox63DuesenbergDuesenberg / Duesenberg
Norske Larson64Gordon BuehrigDuesenberg / Duesenberg
Rollin May65Ford A / Ford A
Ben Brandfon66DuesenbergA.S. DuesenbergDuesenberg / Duesenberg
Ted Chamberlain68Miller S. L.Miller / Miller
Johnny Seymour71Highway Truck PartsCooper / Cooper
Carl Smith73Carl SmithX / Mercer
Dusty Fahrnow74United CabsX / Duesenberg
Jimmy Gleason76Mercedes Grand PrixMercedes / Mercedes
Zeke Meyer78WoodsX / Lycoming
Leon Duray79Leon DurayX / Miller
WDLou Moore22Coleman MotorsColeman MotorsMiller / Miller
WDAb Jenkins37HuntAb JenkinsRigling / Studebaker

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Paul Bost122
  Bill Cummings364
  Billy Arnold7161155
  Louis Schneider16220039