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Programme Cover - USAC Road Racing Championship Laguna Seca 1961
Event: International Pacific Grand Prix Sports Car RacesDate: 22.10.1961
Track: Laguna Seca Raceway (USA), 3.058 kmsDistance: 2 x 100 milesAttendance: 62000

USAC Road Racing Championship Laguna Seca

Start time: unknown; Grid: unknown; Weather: clear, sunny, mild

Entered: unknown

Practiced: unknown

Started: unknown

Finished:

Sports over 2000 (O2L)

Sports under 2000 (U2L)

Entry List
Entry List - USAC Road Racing Championship Laguna Seca 1961
Photos by courtesy of: Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site (21) and Robert Parker (20)
Race added to RSC Photo Gallery: 22/02/2007 Last photo update on this page: 10/02/2019
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0000 - Ol’Yaller Mark V Corvette Special #Ol´Yaller Mk.V (Ol´Yaller) - Jim Simpson-Bob Sorenson Chev.Chevrolet Corvette Special #Ol´Yaller Mk.V (Ol´Yaller) - Chevrolet Corvette V8 5659 cc N/AO2L
Jim Simpson-Bob Sorenson Chev. (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Dave MacDonald (USA)Result: did not finish (1:Accident; 2:DNS) - Heat 1: did not finish (Accident) ; Heat 2: did not start
Grid: 16th (1:19.700)
Colours: white
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 10/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Robert Parker
44 - Cooper Monaco T57 Climax #CM/1/61 - Brabham Racing Org. Ltd.Cooper Monaco T57 #CM/1/61 - Climax FPF 2486 cc N/AO2L
Brabham Racing Org. Ltd. (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jack Brabham (AUS)Result: 3rd (1 lap behind the winner) - Heat 1: 3rd (55s200 behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 3rd (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 5th (1:15.500)
Colours: white
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 22/02/2007Photo by courtesy of: Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site
55 - Maserati Tipo 61 Ferrari #2461 - John MillerMaserati Tipo 61 #2461 - Ferrari 250 TR; no:0724 V12 2954 cc N/AO2L
John MillerOpen bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Alan Connell (USA)Result: did not start - Heat 1: did not start ; Heat 2: did not start
Grid:
Colours: blue (+dark blue)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 22/02/2007Photo by courtesy of: Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site
66 - Cooper Monaco T57 Climax #CM/3/61 - Peter Berry Racing Ltd.Cooper Monaco T57 #CM/3/61 - Climax FPF L4 2750 cc N/AO2L
Peter Berry Racing Ltd. (GB)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Bruce McLaren (NZ)Result: 4th (2 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 4th (1 lap behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 4th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 3rd (1:15.400)
Colours: dark green
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 10/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Robert Parker
77 - Lotus 19 Monte Carlo Climax - UDT-Laystall Racing TeamLotus 19 Monte Carlo # - Climax FPF 2946 cc N/AO2L
UDT-Laystall Racing TeamOpen bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Stirling Moss (GB)Result: winner - (146.611 kph) - margin: 13s900 - Heat 1: winner - (145.324 kph) - margin: 6s200 ; Heat 2: winner - (147.899 kph) - margin: 7s700
Grid: 2nd (1:15.200)
Colours: light green
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 10/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Robert Parker
88 - Cooper Monaco - Buick - Del Webb Kern City Spec.Cooper Monaco T49 # - Buick V8 5000 cc N/AO2L
Del Webb Kern City Spec. (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Rodger Ward (USA)Result: did not finish (1:Overheating; 2:DNF) - Heat 1: did not finish (Overheating) ; Heat 2: did not finish
Grid: 11th (1:18.900)
Colours: white (+blue)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 10/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Robert Parker
1010 - Lotus 19 Monte Carlo Climax #953 - UDT-Laystall Racing TeamLotus 19 Monte Carlo #953 - Climax FPF L4 DOHC 1960 cc N/AU2L
UDT-Laystall Racing Team (GB)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Olivier Gendebien (B)Result: 8th 1st in U2L (4 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 8th 1st in U2L (2 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 9th 1st in U2L (2 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 9th (1:18.300)
Colours: light green
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 10/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Robert Parker
1111 - Maserati Tipo 61 #2456 - Lois KoehneMaserati Tipo 61 #2456 - Maserati L4 2880 cc N/AO2L
Lois KoehneOpen bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: George Koehne (USA)Result: did not finish (2:DNF) - Heat 1: 17th (5 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: did not finish
Grid: 23rd (1:21.900)
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 22/02/2007Photo by courtesy of: Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site
1515 - Scarab Mk II Chevrolet #003 (Troutman-Barnes) - George LehmannScarab Mk II #003 (Troutman-Barnes) - Chevrolet V8 5600 cc N/AO2L
George Lehmann (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Chuck Daigh (USA)Result: did not finish (1:Broken halfshaft) - Heat 1: did not finish (Broken halfshaft) ; Heat 2: 7th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 8th (1:18.300)
Colours: maroon
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 10/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Robert Parker
1616 - Cooper Monaco T57 Climax #CM/2/61 - John Wyatt, IIICooper Monaco T57 #CM/2/61 - Climax FPF 2498 cc N/AO2L
John Wyatt, III (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Roger Penske (USA)Result: 5th (2 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 5th (1 lap behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 5th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 4th (1:15.400)
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 22/02/2007Photo by courtesy of: Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site
2121 - Maserati Tipo 61 #2469 - Chuck SargentMaserati Tipo 61 #2469 - Maserati L4 2890 cc N/AO2L
Chuck Sargent (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Chuck Sargent (USA)Result: 12th (6 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 13th (3 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 12th (3 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 15th (1:19.600)
Colours: white (+red)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 22/02/2007Photo by courtesy of: Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site
2222 - Scarab Mk II Chevrolet #002 (Troutman-Barnes) - Peter Hand Brewery Co.Scarab Mk II #002 (Troutman-Barnes) - Chevrolet V8 5600 cc N/AO2L
Peter Hand Brewery Co. (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Harry Heuer (USA)Result: 11th (6 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 11th (3 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 13th (3 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 12th (1:19.300)
Colours: blue (+white)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 10/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Robert Parker and Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site
3636 - Ferrari 250 TR 59 #0766TR - Robert HurtFerrari 250 TR 59 #0766TR - Ferrari V12 2953 cc N/AO2L
Robert Hurt (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Bob Hurt (USA)Result: 14th (9 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 15th (4 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 16th (5 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 13th (1:19.300)
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 22/02/2007Photo by courtesy of: Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site
4444 - Porsche Special - Lee WachsPorsche Special - Porsche 1486 cc N/AU2L
Lee WachsOpen bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: John Barneson (USA)Result: did not start - Heat 1: did not arrive ; Heat 2: did not arrive
Grid:
Colours: red (+dark blue)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 10/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Robert Parker
5050 - Porsche 718 RS 61 - Otto ZipperPorsche 718 RS 61 - Porsche F4 N/AU2L
Otto Zipper (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Ken Miles (GB)Result: 9th (5 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 9th (3 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 11th (2 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 18th (1:19.900)
Colours: white
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 22/02/2007Photo by courtesy of: Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site
6363 - Maserati Tipo 60 #2468 - Alfred MomoMaserati Tipo 60 #2468 - Maserati L4 2v DOHC 1989 cc N/AU2L
Alfred Momo (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Dick Thompson (USA)
listed, never drove:
Briggs Cunningham (USA)
Result: 15th - did not finish (1:Accident damage) - Heat 1: did not finish (Accident damage) ; Heat 2: 14th (3 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 25th (1:24.100)
Colours: white (+blue)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 10/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site and Robert Parker
6666 - Chaparral 1 Chevrolet #001 (Troutman-Barnes) - Troutman-BarnesChaparral 1 #001 (Troutman-Barnes) - Chevrolet V8 5200 cc N/AO2L
Troutman-Barnes (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Jim Hall (USA)Result: did not finish (2:Engine) - Heat 1: 7th (2 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: did not finish (Engine)
Grid: 7th (1:17.900)
Colours: white (+blue)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 10/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Robert Parker
8888 - Porsche 718 RSK - Vaclav PolakPorsche 718 RSK # - Porsche 1600 cc N/AU2L
Vaclav Polak (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jack McAfee (USA)Result: 10th (5 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 14th (3 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 10th (2 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 19th (1:20.400)
Colours: silver
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 22/02/2007Photo by courtesy of: Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site
9696 - Lotus 19 Monte Carlo Climax #951 - Arciero Bros.Lotus 19 Monte Carlo #951 - Climax FPF L4 2500 cc N/AO2L
Arciero Bros. (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Dan Gurney (USA)Result: 2nd (13s900 behind the winner) - Heat 1: 2nd (6s200 behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 2nd (7s700 behind the winner)
Grid: 1st (1:14.800)
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 22/02/2007Photo by courtesy of: Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site
9797 - Road Runner Chevrolet Special - Jesse TidwellL & S Special # - Chevrolet V8 3000 cc N/AO2L
Jesse Tidwell (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Rick Lewis (USA)Result: did not start - Heat 1: did not start (Leaking fuel) ; Heat 2: did not start
Grid:
Colours: blue
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 22/02/2007Photo by courtesy of: Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site
102102 - Lotus 19 Climax #955 - Jack NethercuttLotus 19 #955 - Climax 2492 cc N/AO2L
Jack Nethercutt (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jack Nethercutt (USA)Result: did not qualify - Heat 1: did not qualify ; Heat 2: did not qualify
Grid:
Colours: plum
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 22/02/2007Photo by courtesy of: Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site
110110 - Maserati Tipo 61 #2463 - Charles ParsonsMaserati Tipo 61 #2463 - Maserati L4 2893 cc N/AO2L
Charles Parsons (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Chuck Parsons (USA)Result: 7th (4 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 12th (3 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 6th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 10th (1:18.700)
Colours: white (+blue)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 22/02/2007Photo by courtesy of: Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site
146146 - Lister Costin Jaguar #BHL2.59 - Charles RidenourLister Costin #BHL2.59 - Jaguar XK L6 3800 cc N/AO2L
Charles Ridenour (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Dave Ridenour (USA)Result: did not finish (1:Accident after start; 2:DNS) - Heat 1: did not finish (Accident after start) ; Heat 2: did not start
Grid: 20th (1:21.000)
Colours: blue (+gold)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 10/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Robert Parker and Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site
180180 - Cooper Monaco - VonHousens MotorsCooper Monaco T49 # - 1960 cc N/AU2L
VonHousens MotorsOpen bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Bob Drake (USA)
listed, never drove:
George Grinzewitsch (USA)
Result: 13th (9 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 16th (5 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 15th (4 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 24th (1:22.900)
Colours: yellow
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 22/02/2007Photo by courtesy of: Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site
204204 - Jaguar Special ChevroletJaguar Special # - Chevrolet Corvette V8 N/AO2L
(USA)Open bodywork with separated mudguards
Front-engined
Driven by: Don Hulette (USA)Result: did not finish (2:DNF) - Heat 1: 10th (3 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: did not finish
Grid: 21st (1:21.200)
Colours: blue (+white)
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 10/02/2019Photo by courtesy of: Robert Parker
711711 - Maserati 300S Chevrolet #3077 - Bill DixonMaserati 300S #3077 - Chevrolet Corvette V8 5750 cc N/AO2L
Bill Dixon (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Driven by: Bill Dixon (USA)Result: did not finish (2:DNF) - Heat 1: did not arrive ; Heat 2: did not finish
Grid:
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
Photo updated: 22/02/2007Photo by courtesy of: Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site
No photos available:
60The car is not available on a photoMaserati Tipo 60 #2462 - Maserati L4 2v DOHC 1989 cc N/AU2L
Alfred Momo (USA)-
Front-engined
Driven by: Walt Hansgen (USA)Result: did not finish (1:DNF; 2:DNS) - Heat 1: did not finish ; Heat 2: did not start
Grid:
Colours: white
Tyres: unknown
61The car is not available on a photoMaserati Tipo 63 # - Maserati V12/60° 2v OHV 2984 cc N/AO2L
Alfred Momo (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Augie Pabst (USA)Result: did not finish (1:Accident damage, oil leak; 2:DNS) - Heat 1: did not finish (Accident damage, oil leak) ; Heat 2: did not start
Grid: 14th (1:19.300)
Colours: white
Tyres: unknown
72The car is not available on a photoAdam-Mitchell Special # - Porsche 1598 cc N/AU2L
P.A.M. Foreign Car Serv.-
-
Driven by: Scooter Patrick (USA)Result: did not finish (1:DNF; 2:DNS) - Heat 1: did not finish ; Heat 2: did not start
Grid: 17th (1:19.800)
Colours: bronze
Tyres: unknown
83The car is not available on a photoLotus 19 Monte Carlo #959 - Climax FPF L4 2489 cc N/AO2L
Autosport-Comstock (CDN)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Peter Ryan (CDN)Result: 6th (4 laps behind the winner) - Heat 1: 6th (2 laps behind the winner) ; Heat 2: 8th (2 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 6th (1:17.800)
Colours: white
Tyres: unknown
614The car is not available on a photoChevrolet Corvette C1 # - Chevrolet 4640 cc N/AO2L
Washburn Chev.-
Front-engined
Driven by: Bob Bondurant (USA)Result: did not finish (1:Accident; 2:DNS) - Heat 1: did not finish (Accident) ; Heat 2: did not start
Grid: 22nd (1:21.500)
Colours: turquoise
Tyres: unknown
If you have a picture of any car that is missing in the gallery or you might have a better photo, please, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Entered cars that did not arrive:
9The car did not arrivePorsche 718 RS 61 # - Porsche F4 1587 cc N/AU2L
Crandall Ind.Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Drivers listed: Ken Miles (GB)Result: did not arrive - Heat 1: did not arrive ; Heat 2: did not arrive
Colours: white
Tyres: unknown
12The car did not arriveChaparral 1 #002 (Troutman-Barnes) - Chevrolet V8 4600 cc N/AO2L
Peter Hand Brewery Co. (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Harry Heuer (USA)Result: did not arrive - Heat 1: did not arrive ; Heat 2: did not arrive
Colours: blue/white
Tyres: unknown
19The car did not arrivePorsche 718 RS 61 #066 - Porsche 1587 cc N/AU2L
Rennod Race Cars, Inc. (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Drivers listed: Bob Donner (USA)Result: did not arrive - Heat 1: did not arrive ; Heat 2: did not arrive
Colours: silver
Tyres: unknown
49The car did not arriveFerrari 250 TR - Ferrari V12 2953 cc N/AO2L
John Bunch-
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Drivers listed: George Constantine (USA)Result: did not arrive - Heat 1: did not arrive ; Heat 2: did not arrive
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
53The car did not arriveMaserati Tipo 61 #2452 - Maserati L4 2900 cc N/AO2L
Maserati Dist., Inc. (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Bill Krause (USA)Result: did not arrive - Heat 1: did not arrive ; Heat 2: did not arrive
Colours: white/red
Tyres: unknown
62The car did not arriveMaserati Tipo 61 #2459 - Maserati L4 2890 cc N/AO2L
Alfred Momo (USA)-
-
Drivers listed: Dick Thompson (USA)Result: did not arrive - Heat 1: did not arrive ; Heat 2: did not arrive
Colours: white
Tyres: unknown
75The car did not arriveKurtis Kraft - Chevrolet Corvette V8 4800 cc N/AO2L
Hugh Harn (USA)-
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Hugh Harn (USA)Result: did not arrive - Heat 1: did not arrive ; Heat 2: did not arrive
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
86The car did not arriveSpecial - Chevrolet 4800 cc N/AO2L
Bob Shirley-
-
Drivers listed: Ray Vermuth (USA)Result: did not arrive - Heat 1: did not arrive ; Heat 2: did not arrive
Colours: blue
Tyres: unknown
90The car did not arriveFerrari 340 - Ferrari 4023 cc N/AO2L
Harrah's-
-
Drivers listed: Skip Hudson (USA)Result: did not arrive - Heat 1: did not arrive ; Heat 2: did not arrive
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
116The car did not arriveHuffaker Special # - Chevrolet V8 3500 cc N/AO2L
Bob Herda (USA)Open bodywork
Front-engined
Drivers listed: Bob Herda (USA)Result: did not arrive - Heat 1: did not arrive ; Heat 2: did not arrive
Colours: red
Tyres: unknown
127The car did not arriveCooper Monaco T49 # - 1962 cc N/AU2L
Leon Robertson (USA)-
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Drivers listed: Leon Robertson (USA)Result: did not arrive - Heat 1: did not arrive ; Heat 2: did not arrive
Colours: white
Tyres: unknown
161The car did not arrivePorsche 550 RS # - Porsche F4 2v DOHC 1498 cc N/AU2L
Trans Ocean Motor Co., Inc.-
Mid-engined
Drivers listed: George Follmer (USA)Result: did not arrive - Heat 1: did not arrive ; Heat 2: did not arrive
Colours: silver
Tyres: unknown
162The car did not arrivePorsche 718 RS 60 # - Porsche 1587 cc N/AU2L
Tim O'Reilly (USA)Open bodywork
Mid-engined
Drivers listed: Steve Herrick (USA)Result: did not arrive - Heat 1: did not arrive ; Heat 2: did not arrive
Colours: silver
Tyres: unknown
177The car did not arrivePorsche 550 RS # - Porsche 1600 cc N/AU2L
Don VonHerman-
Mid-engined
Drivers listed: Dan Herman (USA)Result: did not arrive - Heat 1: did not arrive ; Heat 2: did not arrive
Colours: white
Tyres: unknown
More photos from this race:
Photos by: Robert Parker (6) and Tam McPartland Tam's Old Race Car Site (3)
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