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Event: 7th Torrey Pines Road RacesDate: 14.1.1956
Track: Torrey Pines (United States), unknown lengthOrganiser: CSCC & San Diego J.C.C.

Torrey Pines 6 Hours

Non championship race
Weather:unknown
Start time:unknown
Grid:Le Mans start
Distance:6 hours
Attendance:unknown
Entered:73
Practiced:70
Started:59
Finished:30
Classified:30
Classes:PractStartClass
Class B - Modified442
Class C - Modified661
Class D - Modified431
Class E - Modified331
Class F - Modified1193
Class G - Modified22
Class H - Modified74
Class C - Production100
Class D - Production653
Class E - Production764
Class F - Production17149
Pre-race sessions:
practice session held on 14/1
Winners:
Overall:36Jaguar D-typeAustin / Johnston
Class B - Modified:135Allard J2X CadillacEnnals Ives
Class D - Modified:61Austin-Healey 100SPringle / Jackson-Moore
Class E - Modified:53Ferrari 166 MM/53Brumby / Sawyer
Class F - Modified:88Porsche 550 SpyderJack McAfee
Class G - Modified:55Lotus Mark VI ClimaxFreutel / Monise
Class H - Modified:181D.B. Le Mans PanhardFrançois Crouzet
Class D - Production:93Mercedes-Benz 300 SLWilcox / Miller
Class E - Production:121Arnolt - BristolPeterson / Yarter
Class F - Production:131MGAParkinson / Hanford
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:MG (11), Porsche (8), Jaguar (5), Austin-Healey (4), Triumph (4)
Top engines by numbers:MG (9), Porsche (8), BMC (6), Jaguar (5), Panhard (5)
Top car types by numbers:Austin-Healey 100 (4), Triumph TR2 (4), MG TD (4)
Driver nationalities:USA (84)
Team nationalities:USA (59)
Engine positions:front-engined (82%), rear-engined (10%), mid-engined (8%)
Average engine size:2114 cc
Oldest known drivers:Lou Brero (48), Jack McAfee (34), Pete Lovely (30)
Youngest known drivers:Jim Parkinson (24), Phil Hill (29), Pete Lovely (30)

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
Programme Cover - Torrey Pines 6 Hours 1956Entry List - Torrey Pines 6 Hours 1956Schedule of Events - Torrey Pines 6 Hours 1956Track Map - Torrey Pines 6 Hours 1956
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