1951 AAA National Championship Trail

Tony Bettenhausen - Champion

Date Race Track Miles Type Winner
5/30/51 International 500 Mile Sweepstakes Indianapolis 500 PO Lee Wallard
6/10/51 Rex Mays Classic Milwaukee 100 DO Tony Bettenhausen
6/24/51 Langhorne 100 Langhorne 100 DO Tony Bettenhausen
7/4/51 Darlington 250 Darlington 250 PO Walt Faulkner
8/18/51 Springfield 100 Springfield 100 DO Tony Bettenhausen
8/26/51 Milwaukee 200 Milwaukee 200 DO Walt Faulkner
9/1/51 Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin 100 DO Tony Bettenhausen
9/3/51 DuQuoin 150 DuQuoin 101 DO Tony Bettenhausen
9/3/51 Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Pikes Peak 12.42 HC Al Rogers
9/8/51 Syracuse 100 Syracuse 67 DO Tony Bettenhausen
9/9/51 Detroit 100 Detroit 100 DO Paul Russo
9/23/51 Denver 100 Denver 100 DO Tony Bettenhausen
10/21/51 San Josť 100 San Josť 100 DO Tony Bettenhausen
11/4/51 Phoenix 100 Phoenix 100 DO Johnnie Parsons
11/11/51 Bay Meadows 150 Bay Meadows 150 DO Johnnie Parsons

Non-Championship Events

Date Race Track Miles Type Winner
7/29/51 Indianapolis Sweepstakes Williams Grove 25 DO Troy Ruttman

 

Standing Driver Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Best Finish Poles Points
1 Tony Bettenhausen 14 0 8 2 0 1 0 4 2556
2 Henry Banks 14 0 0 2 2 1 2 1 1856.6
3 Walt Faulkner 9 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 1513.6
4 Jack McGrath 13 0 0 2 2 1 1 3 1460.4
5 Mike Nazaruk 11 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1143
6 Johnnie Parsons 10 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1012
7 Lee Wallard 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1000
8 Manny Ayulo 11 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 997.5
9 Andy Linden 9 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 911
10 Paul Russo 10 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 700
11 Bill Schindler 10 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 693.5
12 Cecil Green 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 650
13 Bobby Ball 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 620
14 Chuck Stevenson 7 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 538
15 Duane Carter 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 505
16 Sam Hanks 5 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 421.4
17 Jimmy Davies 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 315
18 Gene Force 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 310.3
19 Cliff Griffith 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 308.4
20T Neal Carter 7 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 300
20T Bill Mackey 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 300
20T Carl Forberg 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 300
23 Bill Vukovich 10 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 291.8
24 Joe James 12 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 283
25 Fred Agabashian 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 278.2
26 Jim Rigsby 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 233.1
27 Johnny McDowell 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 230
28 Gordon Reid 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 204
29 Al Rogers 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 200
30 Rodger Ward 7 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 192
31 Johnny Mauro 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 160
32 Duke Nalon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 150
33 Louis Unser 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 140
34 Pete Woods 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 120
35 Harry King 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 117.5
36 Eddie Johnson 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100.4
37T Ray Knepper 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 100
37T Herb Bryers 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 100
39T Troy Ruttman 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 80
39T Charles Bryant 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 80
41 Joe Garson 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 70
42 Bob Finney 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 60
43 Shelby Hill 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 50
44T Mack Hellings 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 40
44T Johnnie Tolan 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 40
46 Jimmy Good 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 30
47 Roy Sherman 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 28
48 Buzz Barton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 20.1
49T Delmar Desch 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 20
49T George Connor 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 20
51 Walt Brown 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 17
52T Frank Armi 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 10
52T Hugh Thomas 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 10
52T Buster Warke 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 10
NR Wayne Sankey 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0
NR Kenny Eaton 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Glenn Harrison 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Tommy Hinnershitz 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Mauri Rose 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR D. R. Atkinson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0
NR Johnny Fedricks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0
NR Jimmy Jackson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0
NR Walt Moffatt 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0
NR Wayne England 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0
NR Duke Dinsmore 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0
NR Carl Scarborough 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0
NR Dick Fraizer 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0
NR Rex Easton 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0
NR Roger Barlow 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0
NR Malcolm Brazier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0
NR Walt Killinger 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0
NR Phil Shafer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0
NR Milton Mabe 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 0
NR Buster Hammond 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0
NR Richard DeMark 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0
NR Chet Miller 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0
NR T. E. Russell 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 X 0 0
NR Andy Cimino 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 0 0
NR George Hammond 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 0 0
NR Art McKee 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 0 0
NR Jean Achard 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bobby Barker 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Joe Barzda 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bill Boyd 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jimmy Bryan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Frank Burany 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bill Cantrell 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR John Crone 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jimmy Daywalt 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Clarence Doley 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bill Doster 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Del Fanning 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Myron Fohr 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Clifford Foltz 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR George Fonder 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Potsy Goacher 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jim Hammond 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jackie Holmes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Norm Houser 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jerry Hoyt 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bill Johnson 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Danny Kladis 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Jud Larson 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Red Lawrence 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bayliss Levrett 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Mark Light 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR George Lynch 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Dick Page 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Slim Roberts 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Roscoe Rann 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Billy Ryan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Eddie Sachs 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Mike Salay 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bob Scott 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bud Sennett 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Ray Shadbolt 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Doc Shanebrook 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Joe Sostilio 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Curt Stockwell 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Bob Sweikert 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Harry Syer 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Joel Thorne 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Leroy Warriner 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Dempsey Wilson 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NS 0 0
NR Ottis Stine Non points race only 0
 
Debuts Farewells
Jean Achard Harry King
D. R. Atkinson Red Lawrence
Roger Barlow Walt Moffatt
Buzz Barton Dick Page
Joe Barzda Roscoe Rann
Malcolm Brazier Gordon Reid
Jimmy Bryan Slim Roberts
Andy Cimino T. E. Russell
Richard DeMark Bob Scott
Clarence Doley Bud Sennett
Bill Doster Doc Shanebrook
Rex Easton Roy Sherman
Del Fanning Curt Stockwell
Clifford Foltz Harry Syer
Gene Force Leroy Warriner
Jean Achard Bill Johnson
D. R. Atkinson Harry King
Bobby Barker Ray Knepper
Roger Barlow Red Lawrence
Walt Brown Mark Light
Frank Burany Bill Mackey
Andy Cimino Walt Moffatt
Richard DeMark Dick Page
Delmar Desch Roscoe Rann
Clarence Doley Gordon Reid
Kenny Eaton Mauri Rose
Wayne England Billy Ryan
Myron Fohr Mike Salay
Clifford Foltz Bud Sennett
Cecil Green Ray Shadbolt
Buster Hammond Roy Sherman
Jim Hammond Curt Stockwell
Glenn Harrison Harry Syer
Mack Hellings Joel Thorne
Norm Houser  

 

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