Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid - 1947

Position Car Num. Driver Car Name/Entrant* Make/Model Qual Speed
1 1 Ted Horn Bennett Brothers Maserati/Maserati 126.564
2 18 Cliff Bergere Novi Governor Mobil Kurtis/Novi 124.957
3 27 Mauri Rose Blue Crown Spark Plug Deidt/Offy 124.040
4 54 Herb Ardinger Novi Governor Mobil Kurtis/Novi 120.733
5 24 Shorty Cantlon Automobile Shippers Snowberger/Miller 121.462
6 25 Russ Snowberger Federal Enqineering Maserati/Maserati 121.331
7 58 Les Anderson (R) Kennedy Tank Maserati/Offy 118.425
8 16 Bill Holland (R) Blue Crown Spark Plug Deidt/Offy 128.755
9 47 Ken Fowler Don Lee Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo/Alfa Romeo 123.423
10 7 Jimmy Jackson Jim Hussey Miller/Offy 122.266
11 53 Milt Fankhauser (R) Jack Maurer Stevens/Offy 119.932
12 28 Roland Free Bristow-McManus Wetteroth/Miller 119.526
13 14 George Connor Walsh Kurtis/Offy 124.874
14 33 Walt Brown (R) Permafuse Alfa Romeo/Alfa Romeo 118.355
15 31 Frank Wearne Superior Industries Miller/Offy 117.716
16 52 Hal Robson Palmer Adams/Offy 122.096
17 59 Pete Romcevich (R) Camco Motors Ford Miller-Ford/Ford V8 117.218
18 46 Duke Nalon Don Lee Mercedes Mercedes/Mercedes 128.082
19 66 Al Miller Preston Tucker Miller/Miller 124.848
20 9 Rex Mays Bowes Seal Fast Kurtis/Winfield 124.412
21 15 Paul Russo Wolfe Motors, Tulsa Shaw/Offy 123.967
22 8 Joie Chitwood Peters Wetteroth/Offy 123.157
23 41 Fred Agabashian (R) Ross Page Kurtis/Duray 121.478
24 44 Charlie Van Acker (R) Preston Tucker Partners Stevens/Lencki 121.049
25 29 Tony Bettenhausen Belanger Stevens/Offy 120.980
26 43 Henry Banks Federal Engineering Miller-Ford/Offy 120.923
27 10 Duke Dinsmore Schoof Wetteroth/Offy 119.840
28 34 Cy Marshall Tattersfield A.R.-Weil/Alfa Romeo 115.644
29 38 Mel Hansen Flavell-Duffy Adams/Sparks 117.298
30 3 Emil Andres Preston Tucker Partners Lencki/Lencki 116.781