1912 AAA National Championship Trail

Ralph DePalma - Champion

**Points were not awarded during the 1912 season.   They were assigned retroactively in 1927 and revised in 1951,
so all points and standings from this season should be considered unofficial.**

Date Race Track Miles Type Winner
5/4/12 Chanslor & Lyon Trophy Race Santa Monica 101.004 RC George Joerimann
5/4/12 Jepsen Trophy Race Santa Monica 151.506 RC Ralph DePalma
5/4/12 Dick Ferris Trophy Race Santa Monica 303.012 RC Teddy Tetzlaff
5/30/12 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis 500 BR Joe Dawson/Don Herr
7/5/12 First Montamara Fiesta Race Tacoma 150 RC Eddie Pullen
7/5/12 Tacoma Race 2 Tacoma 150 RC Earl Cooper
7/5/12 Tacoma Race 3 Tacoma 200 RC Teddy Tetzlaff
7/6/12 Montamarathon Trophy Race Tacoma 250 RC Teddy Tetzlaff
8/25/12 Columbus Race Columbus 200 DO Spencer Wishart
8/30/12 Aurora Trophy Race Elgin 152.46 RC Hughie Hughes
8/30/12 Illinois National Trophy Race Elgin 203.28 RC Charles Merz
8/30/12 Jencks Trophy Race Elgin 101.64 RC Harry Endicott
8/31/12 Elgin Race 4 Elgin 254.1 RC Ralph DePalma
8/31/12 Elgin Trophy Race Elgin 304.92 RC Ralph DePalma
10/2/12 William K. Vanderbilt Cup Milwaukee 299.44 RC Ralph DePalma
10/5/12 Pabst Blue Ribbon Trophy Race Milwaukee 220.64 RC Mortimer Roberts
10/5/12 Wisconsin Challenge Trophy Race Milwaukee 173.36 RC Harry Endicott
11/5/12 Brighton Beach Race Brighton Beach 100 DO Ralph Mulford

Non-Championship Events

Date Race Track Miles Type Winner
10/5/12 American Grand Prize^ Milwaukee 409.76 RC Caleb Bragg

^ Race sanctioned by Automobile Club of America (ACA)

Standing Driver Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles Points
1 Ralph DePalma 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 2000*
2 Ted Tetzlaff 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1900**
3 Joe Dawson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1000*
4 Hughie Hughes 9 1 1 2 1 0 3 1 890*
5 Ralph Mulford 7 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 870*
6 Charles Merz 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 680*
7 Spencer Wishart 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 630*
8 Erwin Bergdoll 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 580*
9 Harry Endicott 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 550*
10 Mortimer Roberts 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 530*
11 Eddie Pullen 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 495*
12 Earl Devore 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 410*
13 Earl Cooper 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 405*
14 Gil Andersen 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 350*
15 Caleb Bragg 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 320*
16 Howdy Wilcox 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 245*
17 Harry Hastings 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 240*
18 George Joerimann 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 200*
19 George Mason 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 185*
20 David Bruce-Brown 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 170*
21T Joe Nikrent 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 160*
21T John Jenkins 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 160*
23T Robert Evans 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 110*
23T Leland Mitchell 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 110*
23T Billy Chandler 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 110*
26T James Rossi 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 90*
26T Louis Disbrow 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 90*
26T Homer Trussell 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 90*
26T Dave Lewis 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 90*
26T Bill Endicott 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 90*
31 Frank Verbeck 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 80*
32T Neil Whalen 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 60*
32T Jack Tower 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 60*
32T Len Zengel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 60*
35 George Clark 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 55*
36 Scott Miller 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 50*
37T Ben Lawwell 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 40*
37T Joe Horan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 40*
39T Roscoe Anthony 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 35*
39T Bert Dingley 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 35*
41 Hal Shain 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 30*
42 Barney Oldfield 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 25*
43T K. C. Krause 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 20*
43T John Menker 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 20*
45T Louis Nikrent 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 15*
45T Jack LeCain 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 15*
47T Thomas Costello 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 10*
47T Ed Rasher 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 10*
49 Len Ormsby 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 5*
NR Don Herr Relief drove only 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
NR F. W. Moe 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
NR Ray Snyder 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
NR W. G. Wordingham 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
NR Eddie Hearne 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
NR Frank Blizzard 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
NR William Hobbs 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
NR Harry Knight 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
NR Harry Nelson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
NR Rupert Jeffkins 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
NR Harry Mathews 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
NR Tom Rooney 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
NR Charles Elliott 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0
NR A. J. Charles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
NR Frank Siefert 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
NR Carl Limberg 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
NR Marion Trexler 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
NR John Raimey 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0
NR Armour Ferguson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0
NR Bob Burman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0
NR P. G. Thebaud 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0
NR Joe Matson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Billy Leisaw 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0
NR Mel Marquette 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0
NR Lee Frayer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0
NR Herb Brown 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR William Fritsch 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR George Fuller 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR John Heber 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Harvey Herrick 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jim Hill 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Joe Jagersberger 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR H. J. Kilpatrick 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Frank Kulick 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Roy Mayes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Adolph Monson 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Gaston Morris 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Lee Oldfield 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Fred Radina 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Albert Romine 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Red Sebastian 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Charles Shambaugh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Frank Witt 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR George Ainslee Relief drove only 0
NR Charlie Arnold Relief drove only 0
NR W. H. Farr Relief drove only 0
NR George Hill Relief drove only 0
NR Willie Knipper Relief drove only 0
NR Bill Rader Relief drove only 0
NR Eddie Rickenbacker Relief drove only 0

**Most published lists of champions list Ralph DePalma as the 1912 champ with 2000 points, and Teddy Tetzlaff second with 1900.  Going through the results I have no idea how the 1900 number was come up with.  I keep coming up with 2020, which would actually make Tetzlaff the champ.  Good thing these early years aren't real official titles anyway!**

Debuts Farewells
George Ainslee John Menker
Frank Blizzard Scott Miller
Herb Brown F. W. Moe
Billy Chandler Harry Nelson
Earl Devore Len Ormsby
Charles Elliott Eddie Pullen
W. H. Farr Bill Rader
Armour Ferguson Fred Radina
Louis Fontaine Ed Rasher
George Fuller Albert Romine
Harry Hastings Tom Rooney
John Heber James Rossi
George Hill Red Sebastian
William Hobbs Hal Shain
George Joerimann Charles Shambaugh
H. J. Kilpatrick Ray Snyder
K. C. Krause P. G. Thebaud
Frank Kulick Marion Trexler
Ben Lawwell Homer Trussell
Jack LeCain Frank Verbeck
Billy Leisaw Frank Witt
George Mason W. G. Wordingham
Roy Mayes  
George Ainslee Mel Marquette
Roscoe Anthony Harry Mathews
Charlie Arnold Joe Matson
Frank Blizzard Roy Mayes
Herb Brown John Menker
David Bruce-Brown Scott Miller
A. J. Charles Leland Mitchell
Thomas Costello Adolph Monson
Charles Elliott Harry Nelson
W. H. Farr Len Ormsby
Lee Frayer Ed Rasher
George Fuller Albert Romine
Harry Hastings James Rossi
John Heber Red Sebastian
Harvey Herrick Hal Shain
William Hobbs Ray Snyder
Joe Jagersberger P. G. Thebaud
Rupert Jeffkins Homer Trussell
K. C. Krause Frank Witt
Frank Kulick W. G. Wordingham
Ben Lawwell Len Zengel

 

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