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AAA Champ Car Series race number 1 of 3
Tuesday, May 30, 1939 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:20:47
Average speed: 115.035 mph
Pole speed: 130.138 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 108.12 sec
Attendance: 145000
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1939 AAA Champ Car Series results   /   1939 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 32   Wilbur Shaw Boyle Racing HeadquartersMaserati / Maserati SC20027375running511000
2 110   Jimmy Snyder Thorne EngineeringAdams / Sparks SC20016100running65825
31054   Cliff Bergere Offenhauser   (Lewis Welch)Miller FD / Offy2007400running0675
4 44   Ted Horn Boyle Racing HeadquartersMiller FD / Miller2004750running4550
51631   Babe Stapp Alfa Romeo   (Bill White)Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo SC2004225running0450
61541   George Barringer Bill WhiteWeil / Offy2002800running0375
7208   Joel Thorne Thorne EngineeringAdams / Sparks2002150running0325
8 816   Mauri Rose Wheeler's   (Wilbur Shaw)Shaw / Offy2002150running0275
91714   Frank Wearne Burd Piston Ring   (Moore & Roberts)Wetteroth / Offy2001800running0225
103326   Billy DeVore Barbasol   (Leon Duray)Weil / Duray SC2001600running0136.5
112762   Tony Gulotta Burd Piston Ring   (George Lyons)Stevens / Offy2001000running0114.5
12 245   Louis Meyer Bowes Seal Fast   (Bowes Racing)Stevens / Winfield SC1973200crash7975
131218   George Connor Joe MarksAdams / Offy195650stalled0 
142651   Tony Willman Burd Piston Ring   (Joe Lencki)Lencki / Lencki188620fuel pump0 
153058   Louis Tomei Alfa Romeo   (Frank Griswold)Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo SC186590running0 
161915   Rex Mays Thorne EngineeringAdams / Sparks SC145685piston rings1 
17 99   Herb Ardinger Miller-Hartz   (Harry Hartz)Wetteroth / Miller SC141680rear axle0 
182435   Kelly Petillo Kay Jewelers   (Kelly Petillo)Wetteroth / Offy141600pistons0 
191449   Mel Hansen Joel ThorneShaw FD / Offy113595crash0 
203238   Harry McQuinn Elgin Piston Pin   (F. Burren)Blume / Brisko110590ignition0 
21 53   Chet Miller Boyle Racing Headquarters   (Mike Boyle)Summers FD / Miller109635crash0 
221325   Ralph Hepburn Hamilton-Harris   (Tony Gulotta)Stevens / Offy106605crash0 
23231   Floyd Roberts Burd Piston Ring   (Lou Moore)Wetteroth / Offy106650crash0 
241837   Ira Hall Greenfield Service   (Magnee & Nowiak)Nowiak / Studebaker89570head gasket0 
252521   Russ Snowberger D-X   (Russ Snowberger)Snowberger FD / Miller50590radiator0 
26 617   George Bailey Harry MillerMiller RE4D / Miller SC47610valve0 
272956   Floyd Davis W R W   (Ed Walsh)Miller / Offy43555shocks0 
282842   Al Miller Kennedy Tank   (Paul Weirick)Adams / Offy41575throttle pedal0 
291129   Frank Brisko National Seal   (Frank Brisko)Stevens FD / Brisko38570air pump0 
302144   Emil Andres Chicago Flash   (Jimmy Snyder)Stevens / Offy22540spark plugs0 
312232   Bob Swanson Sampson MotorsStevens / Sampson SC19510rear axle0 
32 747   Shorty Cantlon Auto ServicesStevens / Offy15605main bearing0 
333153   Deacon Litz Maserati   (Richard Wharton)Maserati / Maserati SC7525valve0 

Relief Drivers:

Car #26: Henry Banks (44 laps), 38.5 points)
Car #62: Harry McQuinn (17 laps)
Car #58: Mel Hansen (26 laps)
Car #9: Frank Brisko (19 laps); Mel Hansen (5 laps)
Car #38: Al Putnam (59 laps); Frank Brisko (6 laps); George Robson (34 laps)
Car #25: Bob Swanson (3 laps)

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Duke Nalon7Murrell BelangerMiller
Ronney Householder26BarbasolLeon DurayWeil / Duray
Zeke Meyer27MillerMiller / Miller
George Robson28, 23W. A. Rotary ValveDeacon Litz, Milt Marion
Tommy Hinnershitz33Louis KimmelMiller / Volker
Doc Williams36Quillen Brothers RefrigMiller / Miller
Henry Banks39Cheesman MaseratiBill CheesmanMaserati / Maserati
Frank McGurk41Bill WhiteWeil / Offy
Sam Hanks42Kennedy TankPaul WeirickAdams / Offy
Louis Tomei55Indiana FurPaul WeirickBuick
Lou Webb59Walt WoestmanMcDowell
Johnny Seymour61MillerMiller / Miller