1946 Indianapolis 500 in AAA National Motor Car Championship at the Indianapolis circuit. Full information

1946 Indianapolis 500

1946 Indianapolis 500 is 387th AAA National Motor Car Championship race. Passed at the Indianapolis circuit. Cliff Bergere won the pole position, George Robson won this race. This was his 1st victory. Jimmy Jackson and Ted Horn also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 200 laps (805 km).

Previous race: 1941 Syracuse 100
Next race: 1946 Langhorne 100
Race Start: 30th May 1946

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1946 Indianapolis 500

1st victory for the Thorne Engineering team
1st victory for the George Robson
2nd podium for the George Robson
1st podium for the Jimmy Jackson
5th podium for the Ted Horn

George Robson - Winner of the 1946 Indianapolis 500

George Robson - Winner of the 1946 Indianapolis 500

1946 Indianapolis 500

1946 Indianapolis 500

Adams ?? 1938 - 1946 Indianapolis 500 winner

Adams ?? 1938 #16 - 1946 Indianapolis 500 winner

1946 Indianapolis 500 results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 George Robson Adams ?? 1938, #16 1000 4h 21m 26.700s 0 Thorne Engineering
2 Jimmy Jackson Miller FD, #61 800 4h 22m 0.740s+34.040s 0 Jimmy Jackson
3 Ted Horn Maserati 8CTF, #29 700 4h 33m 19.600s+11m 52.900s 0 Boyle Racing Headquarters
4 Emil Andres Maserati 8CTF, #18 600 4h 35m 28.650s+14m 1.950s 0 Elgin Piston Ring
5 Joie Chitwood Wetteroth ?? 1939, #24 372 4h 36m 45.300s+15m 18.600s 0 Fred A Peters
5 Sam Hanks Wetteroth ?? 1939, #24 128 0 Fred A Peters
6 Louis Durant Alfa Romeo 308, #33 400 4h 45m 30.880s+24m 4.180s 0 Milt Marion
7 Luigi Villoresi Maserati 8CL, #52 300 4h 57m 40.230s+36m 13.530s 0 Scuderia Milano
8 Frank Wearne Shaw ?? 1936, #7 250 0 Ervin Wolfe
9 Bill Sheffler Bromme ? 1946, #39 200 0 Bill Sheffler
10 Billy Devore Wetteroth ? 1946, #17 150 0 William Schoof
11 Mel Hansen Kurtis Kraft ?? 1946, #4 100 0 Ross Page
12 Russell Snowberger Maserati 8CTF, #25 39 0 RA Cott
12 Duke Nalon Maserati 8CTF, #25 11 0 RA Cott
13 Harry McQuinn Adams ? 1946, #14 0 0 Robert J Flavell
13 Jimmy Wilburn Adams ? 1946, #14 0 0 Robert J Flavell
14 Ralph Hepburn Kurtis Kraft FD, #2 0 0 WC Winfield
15 Al Putnam Hartz ?? 1936, #12 0 0 George L Kuhn
15 George Connor Hartz ?? 1936, #12 0 0 George L Kuhn
16 Cliff Bergere Wetteroth ? 1946, #3 0 0 Shirley Bergere
16 Rex Mays Wetteroth ? 1946, #3 0 0 Shirley Bergere
17 Duke Dinsmore Adams ? 1946, #45 0 0 Fred W Johnston
18 Chet Miller Williams FD, #5 0 0 Chet Miller
18 Louis Tomei Williams FD, #5 0 0 Chet Miller
19 Jimmy Wilburn Alfa Romeo Tipo C (8C-35), #63 0 0 Bill White Race Cars
20 Tony Bettenhausen Miller FD, #42 0 0 Robert J McManus
21 Danny Kladis Miller FD, #59 0 0 Grancor Automobile Specialists
22 Duke Nalon Maserati 4CL, #54 0 0 Scuderia Milano
23 Mauri Rose Lencki ?? 1939, #8 0 0 Lou Moore
24 George Connor Kurtis Kraft FWD, #38 0 0 Ed Walsh
25 Hal Robson Bugatti ? 1946, #48 0 0 Overton A Phillips
26 Louis Tomei Miller FD, #15 0 0 Joseph Hosso
27 Henry Banks Miller FD, #31 0 0 Auto Shippers
28 Shorty Cantlon Miller FD, #64 0 0 Charles J Hughes
29 George Barringer Miller 4D RE, #26 0 0 George Barringer
30 Rex Mays Stevens ?? 1938, #1 0 0 Bowes Racing
31 Sam Hanks Sampson ?? 1939, #32 0 0 Gordon Schroeder
32 Hal Cole Alfa Romeo Tipo B (P3), #47 0 0 Don Lee
33 Paul Russo Fageol 4WD, #10 0 0 Lou Fageol

Qualifying Results for the 1946 Indianapolis 500 on the Indianapolis circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Cliff Bergere Wetteroth ? 1946, #3 0 Shirley Bergere
1 Rex Mays Wetteroth ? 1946, #3 0 Shirley Bergere
2 Paul Russo Fageol 4WD, #10 0 Lou Fageol
3 Sam Hanks Sampson ?? 1939, #32 0 Gordon Schroeder
4 Hal Cole Alfa Romeo Tipo B (P3), #47 0 Don Lee
5 Jimmy Jackson Miller FD, #61 0 Jimmy Jackson
6 Louis Durant Alfa Romeo 308, #33 0 Milt Marion
7 Ted Horn Maserati 8CTF, #29 0 Boyle Racing Headquarters
8 Duke Dinsmore Adams ? 1946, #45 0 Fred W Johnston
9 Mauri Rose Lencki ?? 1939, #8 0 Lou Moore
10 Russell Snowberger Maserati 8CTF, #25 0 RA Cott
10 Duke Nalon Maserati 8CTF, #25 0 RA Cott
11 Emil Andres Maserati 8CTF, #18 0 Elgin Piston Ring
12 Joie Chitwood Wetteroth ?? 1939, #24 0 Fred A Peters
12 Sam Hanks Wetteroth ?? 1939, #24 0 Fred A Peters
13 Al Putnam Hartz ?? 1936, #12 0 George L Kuhn
13 George Connor Hartz ?? 1936, #12 0 George L Kuhn
14 Rex Mays Stevens ?? 1938, #1 0 Bowes Racing
15 George Robson Adams ?? 1938, #16 0 Thorne Engineering
16 Jimmy Wilburn Alfa Romeo Tipo C (8C-35), #63 0 Bill White Race Cars
17 Chet Miller Williams FD, #5 0 Chet Miller
17 Louis Tomei Williams FD, #5 0 Chet Miller
18 Harry McQuinn Adams ? 1946, #14 0 Robert J Flavell
18 Jimmy Wilburn Adams ? 1946, #14 0 Robert J Flavell
19 Ralph Hepburn Kurtis Kraft FD, #2 0 WC Winfield
20 Shorty Cantlon Miller FD, #64 0 Charles J Hughes
21 Henry Banks Miller FD, #31 0 Auto Shippers
22 Louis Tomei Miller FD, #15 0 Joseph Hosso
23 Hal Robson Bugatti ? 1946, #48 0 Overton A Phillips
24 George Barringer Miller 4D RE, #26 0 George Barringer
25 Bill Sheffler Bromme ? 1946, #39 0 Bill Sheffler
26 Tony Bettenhausen Miller FD, #42 0 Robert J McManus
27 Mel Hansen Kurtis Kraft ?? 1946, #4 0 Ross Page
28 Luigi Villoresi Maserati 8CL, #52 0 Scuderia Milano
29 Frank Wearne Shaw ?? 1936, #7 0 Ervin Wolfe
30 George Connor Kurtis Kraft FWD, #38 0 Ed Walsh
31 Billy Devore Wetteroth ? 1946, #17 0 William Schoof
32 Duke Nalon Maserati 4CL, #54 0 Scuderia Milano
33 Danny Kladis Miller FD, #59 0 Grancor Automobile Specialists

List of all cars for the 1946 Indianapolis 500 on the Indianapolis circuit

Maserati 8CL

Maserati SC

Stevens ?? 1938

Winfield SC

Miller FD

Brisko

Wetteroth ? 1946

Offenhauser

Williams FD

Offenhauser

Shaw ?? 1936

Offenhauser

Alfa Romeo 308

Alfa Romeo SC

Sampson ?? 1939

Sampson SC

Miller FD

Offenhauser

Bromme ? 1946

Offenhauser

Lencki ?? 1939

Offenhauser

Adams ?? 1938

Sparks SC

Miller FD

Ford V8

Wetteroth ?? 1939

Offenhauser

Fageol 4WD

Twin Offenhauser

Maserati 8CTF

Maserati L8 c 3.0

Miller 4D RE

Miller SC

Adams ? 1946

Offenhauser

Kurtis Kraft FWD

Offenhauser

Hartz ?? 1936

Offenhauser

Maserati 4CL

Maserati 4CLT L4 c 1.5

Miller FD

Miller SC

Miller FD

Offenhauser