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1946 International 500


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AAA Champ Car Series race number 1 of 6
Thursday, May 30, 1946 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:21:26
Average speed: 114.82 mph
Pole speed: 126.471 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 34.05 sec
Attendance: 150000
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1946 AAA Champ Car Series results   /   1946 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11516   George Robson Thorne Engineering   (Joel Thorne)Adams / Sparks SC20042350running1381000
2 561   Jimmy Jackson Jimmy JacksonMiller FD / Offenhauser20013838running5800
3 729   Ted Horn Boyle Mazerati   (Mike Boyle)Maserati / Maserati SC2007988running0700
41118   Emil Andres Elgin Piston Pin   (Frank Brisko)Maserati / Maserati SC2005425running0600
51224   Joie Chitwood Noc-Out Hose Clamp   (Fred Peters)Wetteroth / Offenhauser2004375running0372
6 633   Louis Durant Alfa Romeo   (Milt Marion)Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo SC2003238running0400
72852   Luigi Villoresi Scuderia MilanoMaserati / Maserati SC2002375running0300
8297   Frank Wearne Wolfe Motors   (Ervin Wolfe)Shaw / Offenhauser1972438running0250
92539   Bill Sheffler Jack MaurerBromme / Offenhauser1392114running0 
103117   Billy DeVore William SchoofWetteroth / Offenhauser1671888throttle0 
11274   Mel Hansen Ross PageKurtis / Duray SC1431700crankshaft0 
121025   Russ Snowberger Jim Hussey's Sportsman's Club   (R.A. Cott)Maserati / Maserati SC1341675differential0 
131814   Harry McQuinn Mobilgas   (Robert Flavell)Adams / Sparks SC1241600out of oil0 
14192   Ralph Hepburn Novi Governor   (Lewis Welch)Kurtis / Novi SC1217025stalled44 
151312   Al Putnam L.G.S. Spring Clutch   (G.L. Kuehn)Hartz / Offenhauser1201250magneto0 
16 13   Cliff Bergere Noc-Out Clamp   (Shirley Bergere)Wetteroth / Offenhauser821625out of oil2 
17 845   Duke Dinsmore Fred JohnstonAdams / Offenhauser821075connecting rod0 
18175   Chet Miller M. WilliamsWilliams FD / Offenhauser641000oil line0 
191663   Jimmy Wilburn Mobiloil   (Bill White)Alfa Romeo 8C35 50012 / Alfa Romeo SC521000engine0 
202642   Tony Bettenhausen R.J. McManusMiller-Hartz / Miller SC47925connecting rod0 
213359   Danny Kladis Grancor V8Miller FD / Ford V846875disqualified0 
223254   Duke Nalon Scuderia MilanoMaserati 4CL 1579 / Maserati SC45825universal joint0 
23 98   Mauri Rose Blue Crown   (Joe Lencki)Lencki / Offenhauser401675crash8 
243038   George Connor Walsh Offenhauser   (Ed Walsh)Kurtis FWD / Offenhauser38800piston0 
252348   Hal Robson Phillips Miller   (Overton Phillips)Bugatti / Miller37775connecting rod0 
262215   Louis Tomei Boxar Tool   (Joseph Hosso)Stevens FD / Brisko34750oil line0 
272131   Henry Banks Automobile Shippers   (Lou Rassey)Snowberger FD / Offenhauser32725stalled0 
282064   Shorty Cantlon H-3   (Charles Hughes)Miller FD / Offenhauser28725clutch0 
292426   George Barringer Tucker Torpedo   (George Barringer)Miller 4DRE / Miller SC27675gear0 
30141   Rex Mays Bowes Seal Fast   (Charles Bowes)Stevens / Winfield SC261025manifold3 
31 332   Sam Hanks Spike Jones   (Gordon Schroeder)Sampson / Sampson SC18675oil line0 
32 447   Hal Cole Don LeeAlfa Romeo P3 50002 / Alfa Romeo SC16600fuel leak0 
33 210   Paul Russo Fageol Twin Coach   (Lou Fageol)Fageol 4WD / Twin Offenhauser16650crash0 

Relief Drivers:

Car #24: Sam Hanks (149 laps)
Car #25: Duke Nalon (45 laps)
Car #14: Jimmy Wilburn (35 laps)
Car #12: George Connor (21 laps)
Car #3: Rex Mays (23 laps)
Car #5: Louis Tomei (7 laps)

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bus Wilbert
Doc WilliamsHughes BrothersOffy
Al Miller9Blue Crown Spark PlugJoe LenckiLencki / Lencki
Frank McGurk17William SchoofWetteroth / Offy
Gerald Brisko18Elgin Piston PinMaserati / Maserati
Ray Richards27Carl MarcheseMiller SC
Steve Truchan28OffenhauserOffy
Tommy Hinnershitz34Maserati / Maserati
Louis Gerard36MaseratiHarry SchellMaserati / Maserati
Bud Bardowski37Army RecruitBud BardowskiSparks / Studebaker
Buddy Rusch37Army RecruitBud BardowskiSparks / Studebaker
Wally Mitchell43Mitchell Corp.Wally MitchellBrisko
Rudolf Caracciola44, 72
Joel Thorne44Thorne EngineeringJoel ThorneAdams / Sparks
Harry Schell46MaseratiHarry SchellMaserati / Maserati
Zora Arkus-Duntov49Talbot-LagoTalbot-Lago / Talbot-Lago
Achille Varzi53MaseratiMaserati / Maserati
Joe Langley55Clemons
Bruce Denslow56Greene-HollandPlymouth
Robert Arbuthnot57Lagonda
Harold Bailey58Bee-Gee
Charles Van Acker62SingerVolker
Arvol Brunmeier67Offy
Jim Brubaker68MaseratiMaserati / Maserati
Bud Rose69PrudyOffy
Fred Winnai71Larry JewellHAL
WDKelly Petillo
WDTony Bettenhausen27Carl MarcheseMiller SC