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1940 AAA Championship Car season

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1940 AAA Championship Car season
AAA National Championship Trail
Start dateMay 30
End dateSeptember 2
National championUnited States Rex Mays
Indianapolis 500 winnerUnited States Wilbur Shaw
← 1939
1941 →

The 1940 AAA Championship Car season consisted of three races, beginning in Speedway, Indiana on May 30 and concluding in Syracuse, New York on September 2. There was also one non-championship event in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. The AAA National Champion was Rex Mays and the Indianapolis 500 winner was Wilbur Shaw.

Schedule and results

All races running on Paved/Dirt Oval.

Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
1 May 30 United States International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Paved United States Rex Mays United States Wilbur Shaw
NC June 16 United States Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt United States Tony Willman United States Duke Nalon
2 August 24 United States Springfield 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Illinois Dirt United States Rex Mays United States Rex Mays
3 September 2 United States Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse, New York Dirt United States Rex Mays United States Rex Mays
  Non-championship race

Leading National Championship standings

 #  Driver Team Points
1 Rex Mays Bowes Seal Fast 1225
2 Wilbur Shaw Boyle 1000
3 Mauri Rose Elgin Piston Pin 675
4 Ted Horn Ted Horn Engineering 625
5 Joel Thorne Thorne Engineering 450


  • Åberg, Andreas. "AAA National Championship 1940". Driver Database. Archived from the original on 2009-05-19. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  • "1940 AAA National Championship Trail". Archived from the original on 2009-05-19. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  • Harms, Phil. "1940 Championship Driver Summary" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2011-04-20.

See also

This page was last edited on 18 January 2021, at 08:51
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