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AAA Champ Car Series race number 1 of 3
Sunday, May 30, 1937 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile brick track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:24:08
Average speed: 113.58 mph
Pole speed: 123.455 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 2.16 sec
Attendance: 150000
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1937 AAA Champ Car Series results   /   1937 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 26   Wilbur Shaw Shaw-GilmoreShaw / Offy20035075running1311000
2 68   Ralph Hepburn Hamilton-Harris   (Louis Meyer)Stevens / Offy20015937running9598.1
3323   Ted Horn Harry HartzWetteroth / Miller SC2007087running0675
4 52   Louis Meyer Boyle Valve   (H.C. Henning)Miller / Miller2004275running0550
51645   Cliff Bergere Midwest Red Lion   (George Lyons)Stevens / Offy2003725running0335.2
6 116   Bill Cummings Boyle Valve   (H.C. Henning)Miller FD / Offy2003187running0249.4
71428   Billy DeVore Stevens   (H.E. Winn)Miller / Miller2001962running0273
8 738   Tony Gulotta Burd Piston Ring   (Joe Lencki)Rigling / Offy2001787running0206.2
91217   George Connor Joe MarksAdams / Miller2001862running0225
101853   Louis Tomei Sobonite Plastics / S.S. EngineeringRigling / Studebaker2001487running0175
11 931   Chet Gardner Burd Piston Ring   (Chet Gardner)Duesenberg / Offy199912running091
121023   Ronney Householder Henry ToppingViglioni / Miller194737running042.3
131762   Floyd Roberts Joel ThorneMiller / Miller194600running0 
141135   Deacon Litz Motorola   (Deacon Litz)Miller / Miller191535oil0 
152432   Floyd Davis Joel ThorneSnowberger / Miller190520crash0 
162534   Shorty Cantlon Bowes Seal Fast   (Bill White)Weil / Miller182505running0 
172642   Al Miller Joel ThorneSnowberger / Miller170490carburetor0 
18 81   Mauri Rose Burd Piston Ring   (Lou Moore)Miller / Offy123470oil line0 
192941   Ken Fowler Lucky TeeterWetteroth / McDowell116460disqualified0 
202025   Kelly Petillo Kelly PetilloWetteroth / Offy1091445oil0 
212843   George Bailey Duray-SimsStevens / Miller SC107430clutch0 
22 354   Herb Ardinger Chicago Rawhide   (Lewis Welch)Welch / Offy SC106915connecting rod2 
231524   Frank Brisko Elgin Piston Pin   (Frank Brisko)Stevens FD / Brisko105400oil pressure0 
243344   Frank Wearne Leon DurayStevens / Miller SC99385carburetor0 
252726   Tony Willman FWD   (Pete DePaolo)Miller 4D / Miller95370connecting rod0 
26 410   Billy Winn Miller   (James Winn)Miller / Miller85605oil line0 
273012   Russ Snowberger R & S   (Russ Snowberger)Snowberger FD / Packard SC66340clutch0 
282133   Bob Swanson Fink Auto   (Paul Weirick)Adams / Sparks52825carburetor34 
292247   Harry McQuinn Sullivan-O'Brien   (Cantion)Stevens / Miller SC47560piston0 
30137   Chet Miller Boyle   (Mike Boyle)Summers FD / Miller36295ignition0 
313115   Babe Stapp Henry ToppingMaserati / Maserati SC36280clutch0 
32195   Jimmy Snyder Sparks   (Joel Thorne)Adams / Sparks SC273165transmission24 
332314   Rex Mays Bowes Seal Fast   (Bill White)Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo SC24500overheating0 

Relief Drivers:

Car #8: Bob Swanson (55 laps)
Car #45: George Barringer (51 laps), 114.7 points)
Car #16: Chet Miller (8 laps)
Car #28: Fred Frame (32 laps), 52 points)
Car #38: Rex Mays (18 laps); Jimmy Snyder (32 laps)
Car #31: Billy Winn (54 laps)
Car #23: Al Putnam (22 laps), 8.5 points); Ken Fowler (27 laps); Henry Banks (36 laps), 14 points)
Car #35: Harry McQuinn (13 laps)
Car #34: Rex Mays (56 laps)
Car #42: Emil Andres (80 laps); Mauri Rose (12 laps)
Car #54: Jimmy Snyder (36 laps)
Car #12: Johnny Seymour (9 laps)

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dave Evans21Elgin Piston PinFrank BriskoBrisko
Duke Nalon21Elgin Piston PinBrisko
Joel Thorne22Joel ThorneOffy
Ira Hall37, 56
Frank McGurk39Belanger-MillerMurrell BelangerMiller
Emil Andres46, 48
Al Putnam46Kennedy TankBuick
Henry Banks49Louis KimmelMiller / Volker
Johnny Seymour51Al StewartMorton-Brett
Zeke Meyer52Joel ThorneStudebaker
Doc Williams57Superior TrailerCooper / Cooper
Lou Webb58Superior TrailerMiller
Woody Woodford61Ray YeagerStudebaker
Ray Yeager61Ray YeagerStudebaker
Tom Cosman63Wehr 2 Cycle Rotary ValveWehr SC
Milt Marion65Crystal FlashMiller
Luther Johnson66MannixDuesenberg
Overton Phillips66MannixDuesenberg
Vern Ornduff67Ray 8Studebaker
Lee Oldfield72Lee OldfieldOldfield / Marmon
WDFrank Wearne64Wehr 2 Cycle Rotary ValveWehr