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Event: Road America 500Date: 13.9.1959
Track: Road America, Elkhart Lake (United States), 6.437 kmsOrganiser: Chicago Region SCCA

Road America 500 Miles

Weather:sunny, hot
Start time:10:30
Grid:unknown
Distance:500 miles
Attendance:37000
Entered:72
Practiced:unknown
Started:53
Finished:29
Classified:29
Classes:StartClass
Class B - Modified51
Class C - Modified146
Class D - Modified88
Class E - Modified74
Class F - Modified86
Class G - Modified114
Pre-race sessions:
3 practice sessions held for a total of 210 minutes on 11-12/9
Winners:
Overall:62Lister - JaguarCrawford / Hansgen
Class B - Modified:64Echidna - ChevroletStaver / Grierson
Class D - Modified:57Ferrari 250 GT BerlinettaSturgis / Bondurant
Class E - Modified:89Lotus 15 ClimaxPigott / Becker
Class F - Modified:6Porsche 718 RSKPenske / Blanchard
Class G - Modified:37Elva Mk IVTweedale / Dickson
Fastest Laps:
Overall:62Lister - JaguarCrawford / Hansgen2:46.500139.186 km/hlap 45
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Ferrari (11), Porsche (8), Elva (7), Lister (4), Lotus (4)
Top engines by numbers:Ferrari (11), Porsche (8), Chevrolet (8), Jaguar (5), BMC (3)
Top car types by numbers:Elva Mk IV (4), Porsche 718 (3), Porsche 550 (3)
Driver nationalities:USA (109)
Team nationalities:USA (48)
Engine positions:front-engined (82%), mid-engined (18%)
Oldest known drivers:Briggs Cunningham (52), Glenn Baldwin (49), John Fitch (42)
Youngest known drivers:Roger Penske (22), Bob Bondurant (26), George Keck (29)
Female drivers:Margaret Wyllie

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
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