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AAA Champ Car Series race number 1 of 11
Friday, May 30, 1947 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:17:52
Average speed: 116.338 mph
Pole speed: 126.564 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 32.12 sec
Attendance: 150000
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1947 AAA Champ Car Series results   /   1947 standings

1 327   Mauri Rose Blue Crown Spark Plug   (Lou Moore)Deidt FD / Offenhauser20035125running341000
2 816   Bill Holland Blue Crown Spark Plug   (Lou Moore)Deidt FD / Offenhauser20031300running143800
3 11   Ted Horn Bennett Brothers   (Cotton Henning)Maserati 8CTF 3032 / Maserati SC20010115running0700
4 454   Herb Ardinger Novi Governor / Mobil   (Lewis Welch)Kurtis FD / Novi SC2006825running0207
5107   Jimmy Jackson Jim HusseyMiller FD / Offenhauser2005675running0500
6209   Rex Mays Bowes Seal Fast   (Charles Bowes)Kurtis / Winfield SC2004000running0400
71433   Walt Brown Permafuse   (Milt Marion)Alfa Romeo 308 422022 / Alfa Romeo SC2003700running0300
82834   Cy Marshall Tattersfield   (Bill White)Alfa Romeo 8C35 50012 / Alfa Romeo SC1972850running0250
92341   Freddie Agabashian Ross Page Offenhauser   (Ross Page)Kurtis / Duray SC1912905running0200
102710   Duke Dinsmore Bill SchoofWetteroth / Offenhauser1672310running0120
11 758   Les Anderson Kennedy Tank   (Les Anderson)Maserati / Offenhauser1312480running0100
121759   Pete Romcevich Camco Motors   (Andy Granatelli)Miller FD / Ford V81672360oil line050
13303   Emil Andres Tucker Partners   (Joe Lenski)Lencki / Lencki1491740oil line0 
141531   Frank Wearne Superior Industries   (Lou Rassey)Miller / Offenhauser1282020spun out0 
15 947   Ken Fowler Don LeeAlfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo SC1192050axle0 
161846   Duke Nalon Don LeeMercedes / Mercedes SC1191945piston0 
171228   Roland Free Bristow-McManusWetteroth / Miller861450rod0 
182529   Tony Bettenhausen Murrell BelangerStevens / Offenhauser791130gear train0 
19 625   Russ Snowberger Federal Engineering   (R.A. Cott)Maserati 8CTF 3031 / Maserati SC731500oil pump0 
201652   Hal Robson Richard PalmerAdams / Offenhauser671595universal joint0 
21 218   Cliff Bergere Novi Governor / Mobil   (Lewis Welch)Kurtis FD / Novi SC633815piston23 
22228   Joie Chitwood Fred PetersWetteroth / Offenhauser501135gears0 
23 524   Shorty Cantlon Automobile Shippers   (Lou Rassey)Snowberger FD / Miller401505crash0 
242643   Henry Banks Federal Engineering   (H.C. Henning)Miller FD / Offenhauser361250lost oil0 
251966   Al Miller Preston TuckerMiller RE4D / Miller331370magneto0 
261314   George Connor Ed WalshKurtis FD / Offenhauser321465fuel leak0 
272938   Mel Hansen Flavell-DuffyAdams / Sparks SC31860disqualified0 
282115   Paul Russo Wolfe Motors, Tulsa   (Ervin Wolfe)Shaw / Offenhauser251080crash0 
292444   Charles Van Acker Tucker PartnersStevens / Lencki24800crash0 
301153   Milt Fankhauser Jack Maurer's Club   (Milt Fankhauser)Stevens / Offenhauser151070stalled0 

Relief Drivers:

Car #54: Cliff Bergere (131 laps), 393 points)
Car #10: Billy Devore (40 laps), 30 points)
Car #3: George Connor (81 laps)
Car #31: Louis Tomei (50 laps)

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Bud BardowskiBud Bardowski
Tony BettenhausenThorne EngineeringAdams / Sparks
Frank BriskoLou RasseyOffy
Harry McQuinnLynch MotorsMaserati / Maserati
Buddy RuschLou RasseyOffy
Art ScovellLou RasseyOffy
Walt Ader6Norm OlsonOffy
Billy Devore17William SchoofOffy
Red Byron22Pauley-VoghtFord V8
Tommy Boggs23Tommy BoggsOffy
Louis Durant23Tommy BoggsOffy
Steve Truchan28Moxar Tools and ManufacturingWetteroth / Miller
Duane Carter32Kuehl-OsborneStudebaker
Leslie Brooke35ERA
Louis Tomei44, 57
George Weaver44Tucker PartnersMiller
Zora Arkus-Duntov49MartinTalbot-Lago / Talbot-Lago
Sam Grecco51Sam Grecco
Sam Hanks54Novi Governor / MobilW.C. WinfieldKurtis / Novi
George Metzler55Jack DixonClemons
Johnny Mauro64Phil KraftMiller SC
Charles Crawford67Pat MurphyDuesenberg
Norm Houser69Robert AllisonFord V8
Jim Brubaker86Jack MaurerMaserati / Maserati
DCDoc Williams54Novi GovernorKurtis / Novi
WDHal Cole
WDDanny Kladis
WDChet Miller
WDWally Mitchell
WDOverton Phillips
WDBill Sheffler
WDJoel Thorne

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Cliff Bergere12323
  Bill Holland245936
  Mauri Rose608526
  Bill Holland86192107
  Mauri Rose1932008