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Event: Road America 500Date: 8.9.1957
Track: Road America, Elkhart Lake (United States), 6.437 kmsOrganiser: Chicago Region SCCA

Road America 500 Miles

Weather:unknown
Start time:9:58
Grid:unknown
Distance:500 miles
Attendance:30000
Entered:68
Practiced:unknown
Started:52
Finished:33
Classified:33
Classes:StartClass
Class B - Sports127
Class C - Sports85
Class D - Sports66
Class E - Sports43
Class F - Sports86
Class G - Sports146
Race notes:
Staggered start was used. In practise, class B cars started first, 20 seconds later the C and D class cars were released, 20 seconds later class F, and so on.
Winners:
Overall:41Ferrari 315 SportPhil Hill
Class B - Sports:85W.B. SpecialCook / Durbin
Class D - Sports:8Maserati 300SCarroll Shelby
Class E - Sports:6Ferrari 500 TRLunken / Kimberly
Class F - Sports:69Porsche 550 RS SpyderEd Crawford
Class G - Sports:2Lotus Mark XWyllie / Wyllie
Leaders:
laps 1-5:22Jaguar C-type SpecialRobert Louden
laps 6-7:58Excalibur - JaguarHal Ullrich
laps 8-25:8Maserati 300SCarroll Shelby
laps 26-125:41Ferrari 315 SportPhil Hill
Fastest Laps:
Overall:8Maserati 300SCarroll Shelby (USA)139.047 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (8), Ferrari (6), Lotus (6), Jaguar (4), Chevrolet (4), Elva (4)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (8), Ferrari (6), Jaguar (6), Chevrolet (5), Maserati (2), BMC (2), Bristol (2)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 550 (7), Lotus Eleven (5), Chevrolet Corvette (4)
Driver nationalities:USA (88), CDN (2), PR (2)
Team nationalities:USA (50)
Engine positions:front-engined (83%), mid-engined (17%)
Oldest known drivers:Briggs Cunningham (50), Jim Kimberly (50), George Constantine (39)
Youngest known drivers:Howie Fairbanks (22), Ruth Levy (27), Bob Donner (27)
Woman drivers:Ruth Levy, Denise McCluggage, Evelyn Mull

Official Race Programme:

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