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That Brit From Over There writes:
"Old vs. New Points - 1924 AAA National Championship REWORK"
Posted by Riverside on January 16, 2013
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Through 1920-29, the AAA altered the points system for their National Championship. Though still based on mileage of the race itself, it was amended to reflect various mileages, from 40 miles up to the Indy 500 itself.

In 1924, JIMMY MURPHY won his second National crown, despite only entering six races, with three-time champion EARL COOPER second and BENNETT HILL third. If we apply the F1 2003 rules again, we see a different outcome once again.

Pos - Driver - Points - Actual
1 - B.HILL - 47 - 3rd
2 - MILTON - 43 - 4th
3 - E.COOPER - 42 - 2nd
4 - MURPHY - 41 - 1st
5 - COMER - 34 - 5th
6 - HARTZ - 31 - 6th
7 - SHAFER - 21 - 9th
8 - FENGLER - 17 - 8th
9 - DePAOLO - 14 - 11th
=10 - WONDERLICH - 11 - 10th
=10 - CORUM - 11 - 7th
12 - MOURRE - 9 - 12th
13 - SHATTUC - 4 - 14th
=14 - HEARNE - 3 - 15th
=14 - ANSTERBURG - 3 - 18th
=14 - WILKINSON - 3 - 16th
17 - BATTEN - 2 - n/a
=18 - VAIL - 1 - 17th
=18 - MORTON - 1 - 21st
=18 - CARIENS - 1 - 19th
=18 - BORDINO - 1 - 20th

NB - Of LL CORUM's 11 starts between 1920-35, his only one once, but won it were it counted. JOE BOYER relieved CORUM on lap 111 of the 1924 Indy 500 and won the race, despite the car starting 21st out of 22 drivers. They were both credited as co-winners of the race, the first of only two pairs of co-winners (the others being FLOYD DAVIS and MAURI ROSE in 1941).


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