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1955 Milwaukee 250


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AAA Champ Car Series race number 5 of 11
Sunday, August 28, 1955 at Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
250 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:37:50
Average speed: 95.022 mph
Pole speed: 101.072 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 5 sec
Attendance: 26566
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1955 AAA Champ Car Series results   /   1955 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 289   Pat Flaherty Dunn EngineeringKurtis / Offy2508202running55500
2 910   Tony Bettenhausen H.A. ChapmanRusso-Nichels / Offy2504592running0400
3 36   Bob Sweikert John ZinkWatson / Offy2502785running3350
41144   Art Cross Peter SchmidtKuzma / Offy2503923running178300
51855   Johnny Boyd Bob SweikertKuzma / Offy2501760running0250
61936   Tony Bonadies J.S. DonaldsonKurtis / Offy2501454running0200
7 645   Andy Linden D-A LubricantsKuzma / Offy2451224running067.8
81525   Bob Veith Lutes Truck PartsKurtis / Offy2431148running0125
92624   Johnnie Parsons Ray BradyKurtis / Offy2431071running053.2
102348   Eddie Russo Sumar   (Chapman Root)Blough / Offy241995running075
111628   Gene Hartley Commercial Motor FreightEwing / Offy240918running050
12 412   Don Freeland Bob EstesWatson / Offy240765running05.2
131715   Jimmy Davies Bardahl Oil Company   (Pat Clancy)Ewing / Offy239689running0 
14109   Jimmy Reece Ed WalshKurtis / Offy238612running0 
151447   Rex Easton Mel WiggersKurtis / Offy237459running0 
161368   Johnny Kay Westwood Tool   (Peter Wales)Kurtis / Offy237383running0 
171232   Shorty Templeman Lee GlessnerScopa / Offy211306oil pressure0 
182176   Jimmy Daywalt George LeitenbergerSilnes-Sherman / Offy182306piston0 
192016   Johnnie Tolan Trio BrassKurtis / Offy157230clutch0 
202478   George Amick Lindsey HopkinsLesovsky / Offy150330crash0 
21 53   Jack McGrath Jack HinkleKurtis / Offy122153piston0 
222271   Al Herman Martin BrothersSilnes / Offy95303fire0 
23 81   Jimmy Bryan Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Kuzma / Offy62183crash3 
242581   Rodger Ward Central Excavating   (Floyd Trevis)Trevis / Offy57153axle0 
25 121   Ed Elisian Roger WolcottLesovsky / Offy35153supercharger0 
26 729   Pat O'Connor LaVillaTempleton / Offy19263engine11 

Relief Drivers:

Car #45: Rodger Ward (132 laps), 82.2 points)
Car #24: Eddie Sachs (110 laps), 46.8 points)
Car #12: Jack Turner (188 laps), 19.8 points)
Car #47: Bill Homeier (90 laps)
Car #76: Jiggs Peters (72 laps)

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Eddie Johnson5Gilbert MorcroftPankratz / Offy
Jack Turner19Hart FullertonKurtis / Offy
Chuck Weyant41Federal EngineeringKurtis / Offy
Ray Crawford49Ray CrawfordKurtis / Offy
Bill Homeier51SumarChapman RootKurtis / Offy
Edgar Elder72Travelon TrailerShilala / Offy
Walt Faulkner73McNamaraLee ElkinsKurtis-Wetteroth / Offy
Jiggs Peters77Springfield WeldingKurtis / Offy
Leroy Warriner83McNamaraLee ElkinsTurner / Offy
Eddie Sachs99Murrell BelangerKurtis / Offy

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bob Sweikert133
  Pat O'Connor41411
  Jimmy Bryan15173
  Pat Flaherty183821
  Art Cross39402
  Pat Flaherty415111
  Art Cross52227176
  Pat Flaherty22825023