1913 AAA Championship Car season

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1913 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Season
Races 14
Start date January 1
End date September 9
Awards
National champion United States Earl Cooper (unofficial)
Indianapolis 500 winner France Jules Goux
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The 1913 AAA Championship Car season consisted of 14 races, beginning in San Diego, California on January 1 and concluding in Corona, California on September 9. The de facto National Champion as poled by the American automobile journal Motor Age was Earl Cooper and the winner of the Indianapolis 500 was Jules Goux. Points were not awarded by the AAA Contest Board during the 1913 season. Champions of the day were decided by Chris G. Sinsabaugh, an editor at Motor Age, based on merit and on track performance, the points table was created retroactively in 1927 – all championship results should be considered unofficial.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Race Name
Distance (miles)
Track Location Type Notes Pole position Winning driver
January 1 San Diego Race (183) San Diego Road Race Course San Diego, California 91.7 mile road course Elmer Knox George Hill
March 1 Point Loma Race (201) Point Loma Road Race Course San Diego, California 5.982 mile road course Billy Carlson
May 30 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana 2.5 mile brick oval Qualifications based upon demonstrated 75 mph single-lap speed, 27-car field Caleb Bragg Jules Goux
July 4 Columbus Race (200) Columbus Driving Park Columbus, Ohio 1 mile dirt oval Harry Knight and his riding mechanic Milton Michaelis fatally injured[1] Ralph Mulford
July 5 Potlach Trophy Race (200) Tacoma Road Race Course Tacoma, Washington 3.423 mile road course Earl Cooper
July 7 Montamarathon Trophy Race (249) Earl Cooper
July 28 Galveston Race 1 (100) Denver Beach Course Galveston, Texas 5 mile beach course Louis Disbrow
July 29 Galveston Race 2 (100) Armour Ferguson
July 30 Galveston Race 3 (100) Louis Disbrow
August 9 Santa Monica Road Race (445) Santa Monica Road Race Course Santa Monica, California 8.417 mile road course Gaston Morris Earl Cooper
August 29 Chicago Auto Club Trophy Race (302) Elgin Road Race Course Elgin, Illinois 8.384 mile road course 231-300 cu in. Joe Dawson Ralph DePalma
August 30 National Trophy Race (302) 450 cu in. Bill Endicott Gil Andersen
September 9 Corona Race 1 (302) Grand Boulevard Corona, California 2.768 mile road course Free-for-all Earl Cooper
Corona Race 2 (252) 450 cu in. Earl Cooper

Leading National Championship standings[edit]

The points paying system for the 1909–1915 and 1917–1919 season were retroactively applied in 1927 and revised in 1951 using the points system from 1920.

 #  Driver Sponsor Points
1 Earl Cooper Stutz 2710
2 Jules Goux Peugeot 1000
3 Ralph Mulford Mason 770
4 Ralph DePalma Mercer 715
5 Spencer Wishart Mercer 690

References[edit]

General references[edit]