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1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 Drivers USAC Road Racing Championship (info)

USAC Road Racing Championship 1959


Round Date Race State Practiced Started Classified
1 8.3.1959 USAC Pomona USA   35 12
2 5.4.1959 1000 km Daytona USA      
3 31.5.1959 USAC Meadowdale USA      
4 6.6.1959 USAC Lime Rock USA      
5 5.7.1959 USAC Meadowdale USA      
6 19.7.1959 USAC Riverside USA      
7 25.7.1959 USAC Lime Rock USA      
8 6.9.1959 USAC Meadowdale USA      
9 27.9.1959 USAC Vaca Valley USA      
10 11.10.1959 USAC 200 mile Riverside USA   30  
11 18.10.1959 USAC Watkins Glen USA      

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USAC Road Racing Championship Round: 1

USAC Pomona

Examinder Grand Prix of Pomona, Pomona Date: 8.3.1959

Started:35
Classified:12

Circuit lenght: Race distance: 241,401 km Winner's average speed: 138,081 km/h

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 50 Ken Miles (USA) Porsche 550A Zipper-Estes
2. 55 Sam Weiss (USA) Porsche 718 RSK
3. - Skip Hudson (USA) Ferrari 410 Sport 0596CM Von Neumann 1. IC
4. 53 Bill Krause (USA) Maserati 450S Jack Brumby
5. - Lloyd Ruby (USA) Maserati 300S Eb Rose
6. - Gordon Glyer (USA) Ferrari 500 TR
7. - Joe Playan (USA) Porsche RS
8. 6 Chuck Daigh (USA) Kurtis - Buick
9. - Ed Vincent (USA) Ferrari 500 TR
10. - Cliff Haworth (USA) Porsche Spyder
11. - Frank Livingstone (USA) Eliminator Chevrolet Special
12. - Jack Nethercutt (USA) Ferrari 500 TR
Did not finish:
- Wolfgang von Trips (D) ? DNF
- Tony Bettenhausen (USA) ? DNF
- Jerry Unser Kurtis KK500X Cadillac Mickey Thompson DNF
- Bruce Kessler (USA) Sadler Mk.2 Chevrolet Nisonger Racing Team DNF
- Maurice Trintignant (F) ? DNF
- Jim Hall (USA) Lister - Chevrolet s/c DNF
4 Paul O'Shea (USA) Scarab Mk.III Chevrolet DNF
69 Dan Gurney (USA) Ferrari 4.9 Frank Arciero DNF 1.
70 Max Balchowsky (USA) Ol´Yaller Mk.1 Buick DNF
82 Wayne Weiler (USA) Lister - Chevrolet DNF
98 Carroll Shelby (USA) Maserati 450S 5.7 Temple Buell DNF
114 Jim Jeffords (USA) Scarab Mk.II Chevrolet 002 Nickey Nouse DNF 17.
Other starters:
- Jim Rathmann (USA) Ferrari 410 Sport 0598
- Ron Flockhart (GB) ?
- Roy Salvadori (GB) ?
181 George Amick ?

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USAC Road Racing Championship Round: 2

1000 km Daytona

Daytona 1000 Kilometres, Daytona Beach International Speedway Date: 5.4.1959


Circuit lenght: 6,132 km Race distance: 901,345 km Winner's average speed: 150,224 km/h

Race originally scheduled for 1000 kilometers but shortened to six hours.
Race run clockwise on the circuit rather than the usual counter-clockwise direction of the course.

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 86 Roberto Mieres (RA)
Anton von Döry (RA)
Porsche 718 RSK 147 6:00:00,000
2. - Bob Said (USA)
Art Bunker (USA)
Porsche 718 RSK 146
3. - Paul O'Shea (USA)
Augie Pabst (USA)
Jaguar D-type 146 1. S+3.0
4. - Loyal Katskee (USA) Ferrari 121 LM 0532LM 142
5. - Fireball Roberts (USA)
Ralph Moody (USA)
Dick Rathmann (USA)
Chuck Daigh (USA)
Ford Thunderbird 138
6. - Santiago Gonzalez (C)
Skip Hudson (USA)
Ferrari 250 GT 138 2. S3.0
7. - Lloyd Casner (USA)
Lee Lilly
Ferrari 250 TR 137 DNF 1. S3.0
8. - Jim Kaperonis (USA)
Marshall Sargeant (USA)
Astari Special Corvette 127
9. - Remo Cattini (I) Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato Team Rosevelt 121
10. - Alfonso Thiele (I) Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato Team Rosevelt 120
11. - Lanzo Cussini (I) Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato Team Rosevelt 119
12. - Juan Montalvo (C)
Alfonso Gomez-Mena (C)
Ferrari 250 GT 1035GT 116 DNF
13. - Lloyd Ruby (USA)
Bill Krause (USA)
Maserati 450S E. B. Rose 110 DNF
14. - Phil Stiles (USA)
Don Findlay
Austin-Healey Sprite 110
15. - Fred Pfisterer Lotus Eleven 98
16. 46 Carroll Shelby (USA) Maserati 300S Corvette Micro Lube Special 98 DNF
17. - Fred Windridge (USA)
Bob Holbert (USA)
Lister - Corvette Kelso Autodynamics 96 DNF
18. 212 A. J. Foyt (USA) Lister - Corvette 93 DNF
19. 15 Ray Saidel (USA)
Paul Mansen
Jomar 7C113 88 Fuel pump S2.0
20. - William Love (GB)
Len Sutton
A.C. - Bristol 86 DNF
21. - Ralph Moody (USA)
Jim Rathmann (USA)
Ford Thunderbird 40 DNF
22. 38 Ricardo Rodriguez (USA) Osca Reeds Makin 30 DNF
23. 21 Sherman Utsman
Jerry Unser
Williams Buick Special Jimmy Williams 22 DNF
24. - Bill Krause (USA) Jaguar D-type 13 DNF
25. 68 Jim Rathmann (USA)
Chuck Daigh (USA)
Maserati 450S Pontiac 4506 John Engar 11 DNF
26. 88 Chuck Daigh (USA) Ferrari 410 Sport 0598CM John Engar 7 DNF
27. - Paul Goldsmith (USA) Kurtis - Corvette 7 DNF
28. 49 George Constantine (USA) Aston Martin DBR2 1 Elisha Walker 1 DNF

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USAC Road Racing Championship Round: 3

USAC Meadowdale

1st Annual Meadowdale 505 Race, Meadowdale International Raceways, Inc. Date: 31.5.1959


Circuit lenght: Race distance: 505,000 km Winner's average speed:

Race consisted of 3 heats of 168 kilometres each. All three heats won by Jim Jeffords.

Fastest lap:Jim JeffordsNo. 31Scarab Mk.II Chevrolet?145,967 km/h

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 31 Jim Jeffords (USA) Scarab Mk.II Chevrolet 002 Nickey Racing Team
2. 45 Lloyd Ruby (USA) Maserati 450S Eb Rose
3. - Augie Pabst (USA) Ferrari 625 TR Pabst Motors
4. - Art Bunker (USA) Porsche RSK Accident
5. - Ricardo Rodriguez (MEX) Porsche RSK Accident
6. - Loyal Katskee (USA) Ferrari
7. - James Place (USA) Ferrari
8. - Bill Ames (USA) Triumph TR3
9. - Wayne Weiler (USA) Lister - Corvette
10. - John Kilborn (USA) Ferrari
11. - Leonard Janke (USA) Austin-Healey
12. - Jimmy Younger (USA) Lister - Corvette
13. - Harry Heuer (USA) Bocar XP5 Chevrolet
14. - Phil Stiles (USA) Austin-Healey
Other starters:
- Dick Thompson (USA) Chevrolet Corvette
- Rodger Ward (USA) Maserati - Chevrolet

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USAC Road Racing Championship Round: 4

USAC Lime Rock

Lime Rock Park Date: 6.6.1959


Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. - George Constantine (USA) Aston Martin DBR2 1 Elisha Walker
2. - Newton Davis (USA) Porsche RS Spyder
3. - Harry Blanchard (USA) Porsche RS Spyder
4. - Gaston Andrey (USA) Ferrari 500 TR Mike Garber
5. - Lloyd Ruby (USA) Maserati 450S Eb Rose

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USAC Road Racing Championship Round: 5

USAC Meadowdale

Meadowdale Gala 444, Meadowdale International Raceways, Inc. Date: 5.7.1959


Circuit lenght: 5,263 km Race distance: Winner's average speed:

Race consisted of 3 heats of 148 kilometres each. All three heats won by Jim Jeffords.

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 10 Jim Jeffords (USA) Scarab Mk.II Chevrolet 002 Nickey Chevrolet
2. 7 Augie Pabst (USA) Ferrari 625 TR Pabst Motors
3. 46 Lloyd Ruby (USA) Maserati 450S Eb Rose
4. 44 Art Bunker (USA) Porsche 718 RSK
5. - Bob Said (USA) Lotus
6. - Wayne Weiler (USA) Lister - Corvette
7. - Bill Wuesthoff (USA) Alfa Romeo Veloce
8. - James Place (USA) Ferrari
9. - John Reimer (USA) Chevrolet Corvette
10. - Bruce Boyle (USA) Jaguar D-type
11. - Herb Swan (USA) Ferrari - Offenhauser
12. - Loyal Katskee (USA) Ferrari

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USAC Road Racing Championship Round: 6

USAC Riverside

Kinwanis Grand Prix, Riverside International Raceway Date: 19.7.1959


Circuit lenght: Race distance: 246,230 km Winner's average speed: 142,829 km/h

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 211 Richie Ginther (USA) Ferrari 412 MI 0744MI John von Neumann 1.
2. - Sam Weiss (USA) Porsche 718 RSK
3. - Ken Miles (USA) Porsche 718 RSK Zipper-Estes
4. - Bob Holbert (USA) Porsche 718 RSK
5. - Ricardo Rodriguez (MEX) Porsche 718 RSK
6. - Chuck Daigh (USA) Troutman-Barnes Special Chevrolet John Edgar 3.
14. - Josie von Neumann (USA) Ferrari 250 TR
12 Alan Connell (USA) Ferrari 250 TR 0714TR 7. IC
Did not finish:
- Jim Jeffords (USA) Scarab Mk.II Chevrolet 002 Nickey Nouse DNF 2.
5 Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) Ferrari 250 TR 0718TR John von Neumann? Electrics
99 Skip Hudson (USA) Ferrari 410 Sport 0596CM DNF
Other starters:
- Bill Krause (USA) Maserati 450S
- Oker Ferrari 375 Plus 0478AM

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USAC Road Racing Championship Round: 7

USAC Lime Rock

Haybale, USAC Formula Libre Race, Lime Rock Park Date: 25.7.1959


Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. - Rodger Ward (USA) Kurtis-Kraft Midget Offenhauser
2. - Chuck Daigh (USA) Maserati 250F Camoradi
3. - Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) Maserati 300S
4. - John Fitch (USA) Cooper Monaco T49 Climax Kreisler
5. - Bob Colombosian (USA) Lister - Bristol
6. - George Constantine (USA) Aston Martin DBR2 1
7. - Lance Reventlow (USA) Cooper F2 Climax
8. - Bert Brooks (USA) Midget - Offenhauser
9. - Dick Thompson (USA) Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray
10. - Tony Bettenhausen (USA)
Russ Klar (USA)
Midget - Offenhauser
11. - Jocko Maggiacomo (USA) Ferrari - Corvette
12. - Denise McCluggage (USA) Porsche 550 RS
13. - Ray Saidel (USA) Jomar F2 SSR1
14. - Loyal Katskee (USA) Ferrari 750 Monza
15. - Gordon MacKenzie (USA) Jaguar C-type
16. - John Grimaldi (USA)
Boyle
Jaguar D-type
17. - Duane Carter (USA) Midget - Offenhauser
18. - Paul O'Shea (USA) Bocar - Corvette
19. - Vic Meinhardt (USA) Porsche 550 RS

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USAC Road Racing Championship Round: 8

USAC Meadowdale

1st Annual Meadowdale Formula Libre, Meadowdale International Raceways, Inc. Date: 6.9.1959


Circuit lenght: 5,263 km Race distance: 263,932 km Winner's average speed:

Three short preliminary races each paid points. They were for under 1500cc, under 3000cc, and over 3000cc. The main race consisted of two heats.

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 50 Augie Pabst (USA) Scarab Meister Brauser 1.
2. 45 Lloyd Ruby (USA) Maserati 450S Eb Rose
Other starters:
- Sherman Ustman Cooper Monaco
- Zora Arkus Duntov (USA) Maserati
- Rodger Ward (USA) Leader Card Special
- John Fitch (USA) Cooper Monaco
- Ed Crawford (USA) Elva Mk.4
- Bill Wuesthoff (USA) Alfa Romeo Veloce
3 Don Skogmo (USA) Jaguar D-type
4 Paul O'Shea (USA) Sadler
5 Kimberly Ferrari
8 Dick Thompson (USA) Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
10 Jim Jeffords (USA) Scarab Mk.II Chevrolet 002 Nickey
12 Loyal Katskee (USA) Ferrari
16 Jim Rathmann (USA) Lister - Corvette
49 Bruce Boyle (USA) Jaguar D-type
72 Sy Haybeck Lotus
Did not start:
7 Augie Pabst (USA) Ferrari 625 TR Pabst Motors Raced Scarab 1.
46 Lloyd Ruby (USA) Maserati Fire

Heat 1

Circuit lenght: 5,263 km Race distance: 131,966 km Winner's average speed:

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 45 Lloyd Ruby (USA) Maserati 450S Eb Rose

Heat 2

Circuit lenght: 5,263 km Race distance: 131,966 km Winner's average speed:

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 50 Augie Pabst (USA) Scarab Meister Brauser

Qualifying Heat : +3.0

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 45 Lloyd Ruby (USA) Maserati 450S Eb Rose

Qualifying Heat : 1.5

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. - Ed Crawford (USA) Elva Mk.4

Qualifying Heat : 3.0

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 7 Augie Pabst (USA) Ferrari 625 TR Pabst Motors

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USAC Road Racing Championship Round: 9

USAC Vaca Valley

Vaca Valley Sports Car Race, Vaca Valley Date: 27.9.1959


Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. - Augie Pabst (USA) Scarab - Chevrolet Meister Brauser
2. - Sam Weiss (USA) Porsche 718 RSK
3. - Gordon Glyer (USA) Ferrari 250 TR 0718TR
14. - Richie Ginther (USA) Ferrari 250 TR
16. - Josie von Neumann (USA) Ferrari 250 TR

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USAC Road Racing Championship Round: 10

USAC 200 mile Riverside

United States Grand Prix Sports Cars, Riverside International Raceway Date: 11.10.1959

Started:30

Circuit lenght: Race distance: 326,696 km Winner's average speed: 143,312 km/h

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 2 Phil Hill (USA) Ferrari 250 TR 59 0768TR Eleanor von Neumann 62 2:16:45,000 S+2.0 6. 2:10,060
2. 45 Lloyd Ruby (USA) Maserati 450S Micro-Lube Co. 61 S+2.0 3. 2:09,350
3. 50 Ken Miles (USA) Porsche 718 RSK Precision Motor Cars 1. S2.0 2:12,840
4. 46 Dick Morgensen (USA) Ferrari 250 TR 0756TR Morgensen Motors
5. 11 John von Neumann (USA)
Richie Ginther (USA)
Ferrari 335 Sport 0700S
6. 55 Sam Weiss (USA) Porsche 718 RSK Imported Sports Cars
7. 110 Chuck Parsons (USA) Lotus - Ferrari Martys Used Cars
8. 126 Gordon Glyer (USA) Ferrari 250 TR 0718TR Gordon Glyer
10. 311 Akton Miller (USA) Devin - Oldsmobile Miller-Hanson Special
11. 112 Josie von Neumann (USA) Ferrari 250 TR 0704TR Eleanor von Neumann
12. 120 Loyal Katskee (USA) Ferrari Monza Lloyd Katskee
13. - Jim Jeffords (USA) Scarab Mk.II Chevrolet 002 S+2.0 2:12,540
Did not finish:
63 Rodger Ward (USA) Ferrari 4.4 0 Accident S+2.0 28. 2:18,590
69 Dan Gurney (USA) Ferrari 4.9 Frank Arciero 0 Accident S+2.0 5. 2:10,050
74 Jack Graham (USA) Aston Martin DB3S Chevrolet 112 Jack Graham 0 Accident
28 Stirling Moss (GB) Aston Martin DBR2 2 David Brown Engine S+2.0 7. 2:10,150
65 Ricardo Rodriguez (MEX) Porsche 718 RSK Pedro Rodriguez, Sr. Engine S2.0 2:12,850
98 Chuck Daigh (USA) Maserati 5.7 John Edgar DNF S+2.0 2. 2:07,020
108 Augie Pabst (USA) Scarab Peter Hand Brewery DNF S+2.0 2:11,680
211 Richie Ginther (USA) Ferrari 4.1 Richie Ginther Engine S+2.0 1. 2:06,970
Other starters:
1 Eric Hauser (USA) Dean Van Lines Special Chevrolet Dean Van Lines
18 Carlyle Blackwell (USA) Jaguar D-type Carlyle Blackwell
27 Bill Krause (USA) Jaguar D-type Corvette Mark Millard Sports Cars
60 Robert Oker (USA) Ferrari 410 Sport (Monza) 0596 R. Robt and Bruce Danielson
85 Clem Proctor (USA) Aston Martin - Corvette Clem Proctor
88 Jack McAfee (USA) Porsche 718 RSK Competition Motors
102 Jack Nethercutt (USA) Ferrari 625 TR Jack Nethercutt
163 Rodger Ward (USA) Ferrari 121 LM 0484LM Sarrell Enterprises
266 Jack Flaherty (USA) Lister - Jaguar Kjell Qvale
Did not start:
- Roger Bloxham (USA) Ferrari Engine in warm up
29 Joe Playan (USA) Osca Spider Chevrolet Scuderia Excelsior Engine in practice
In entry list only:
7 Art Snyder (USA) Lotus Eleven Le Mans Art Snyder Not known if ran
9 Bill Cantrell (USA) Meyer-Drake Mar-Chris Co. Not known if ran
10 Chuck Kessinger (USA) Alfa Romeo Veloce Martinez-Presberger Not known if ran
11 John Fitch (USA) Cooper Monaco Chas. Keisler Not known if ran
19 D. D. Michelmore (USA) Porsche RS Spyder D. D. Michelmore Not known if ran
23 John Timanus (USA) Lotus Mk X Lotus Cars Not known if ran
25 Jim Chaffee (USA) Pink Elephant No.2 Jim Chaffee Not known if ran
32 Kirk Neumann, Jr. (USA) Lotus Eleven Kirk Neumann, Jr. Not known if ran
35 xxx Ferrari 500 Mondial Italia Motors Not known if ran
38 Scooter Patrick (USA) Porsche 356 Carrera Riviera Imported Cars Not known if ran
47 William Hitchcock (USA) Mercury Roadster Wm. Hitchcock Not known if ran
51 Bob Bondurant (USA) Chevrolet Corvette Lundin Motors Inc. Not known if ran
53 xxx Ferrari 340 MM Italia Motors Not known if ran
54 Dean Mears (USA) Mercedes-Benz 300SL R. G. Lewis and Co. Not known if ran
68 Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) Ferrari 3.0 Pedro Rodriguez, Sr. Not known if ran
70 Max Balchowsky (USA) Ol´Yaller Mk.2 Max Balchowsky Not known if ran
73 Pete Brock (USA) Lotus Sebring Pete Brock Not known if ran
83 Tony Settember (USA) Willment Tony Settember Not known if ran
89 Ray Pickering (USA) Lotus Mille Miglia Ray Pickering Not known if ran
93 Andy Porterfield (USA) Devin - Corvette Evans Industries Not known if ran
97 Jack Johanson (USA) L-S Spec. Corvette Jesse J. Tidwell Not known if ran
99 Skip Hudson (USA) Ferrari - Maserati Frank Arciero Not known if ran
100 xxx Jaguar D-type Ray Seher Not known if ran
103 xxx Scarab Mk.II Leader Card, Inc. Not known if ran
107 Harry Heuer (USA) Bocar Peter Hand Brewery Not known if ran
109 xxx Ferrari TR 2.5 Pabst Motor, Inc. Not known if ran
117 Bob Harris (USA) Campbell Special Bill Campbell-Keenan Wynn Not known if ran
118 Jean Pierre Kunstle (USA) Lotus - Ferrari Ecurie-LesMordus Not known if ran
121 Bob Challman (USA) Lotus Mk IX Bob Challman Not known if ran
142 Doug Walker (USA) HH Special Wm. Hilf Not known if ran
143 Chuck Cornett (USA) Ferrari 500 TR Geo Harm Not known if ran
169 Alex Budurin (USA) Hagemann - Buick V-8 Broadway Animal Hospital Not known if ran
172 Mickey Thompson (USA) Kurtis - Cadillac El Monte Not known if ran
177 Bill Leyden (USA) Osca Le Mans Bill Leyden Not known if ran
181 Johnny Mantz (USA) Mercedes - Corvette R. B. Becker Not known if ran
182 Wayne Weiler (USA) Lister - Corvette Fiek Plumbing Co. Not known if ran
234 John Peters (USA) Elva Mk.IV-A John Peters Not known if ran
243 Al Whatley (USA) Cooper - Porsche Al Whatley Not known if ran
271 Jim Boxburger (USA) Lotus Eleven Moradyne Co. Not known if ran

Qualifying Heat : C

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. 63 Rodger Ward (USA) Ferrari 4.4 S+2.0

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USAC Road Racing Championship Round: 11

USAC Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, Formula Libre Race, Watkins Glen Date: 18.10.1959


Circuit lenght: Race distance: 370,149 km Winner's average speed: 132,401 km/h

Pos.No.Driver / NationalityCarEntrantLapsTime/retiredPos.GroupPos.Practice
1. - Stirling Moss (GB) Cooper T51 Climax British Racing Partnership
2. - Ed Johnson (USA) Midget - Offenhauser
3. - Harry Entwistle (USA) Lotus 15 Climax

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