Thompson Road Course
1959 THOMPSON SPEEDWAY
SCCA Nationals - Sept 7, 1959
Thompson nationals were on labor day weekend.  Races on Saturday, party on Sunday and the features on Monday.  The BARCboys made their first trip to this historic track.



photo credits: Dave Nicholas, Dave Zych, John E Kelley, Spankey Smith
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1959 Results
Grid for Saturday's Race   (L-R)
Walt Hansgen - George Constantine
Phil Forno
Constantine-Connell-Holbert
made up the front row for the main
race on Monday
The Aston gets away quick while
Connell's Maser and Holbert's
RSK smoke 'em
At the back, Gus Andrey's 2 liter Ferrari takes off next to C Jag
of Gordy MacKenzie
Hansgen was fast but oddly
unreliable this weekend
and finished 4th
Joe Trotter drove his unusual
red  Porsche to 9th
The big Aston booms its way past the pits headed to another victory Westfield Walt was Cunningham's
only big bore entry at Thompson
Bob Holbert flashes past the pits on his way to 2d overall Phil Forno took the Cunningham
550RS to 3rd overall
Hansgen is gone and now it is
Constantine and Holbert for
the win on Monday
Connell's blue 200s is a blur at the
bottom of the hill headed for 5th OA
and 1st in D Modified
Hansgen confers with Brett
Ragsdale (leaning over car)
and Mommo
The Greek stops to collect the
checker flag of victory
Back at the end of a long day
Constantine gets congratulations from mechanic Rex Woodgate
Holbert celebrates his win with
a victory ride with his wife
The front row of the EP race.  Pierre Mion on pole, Carter middle Zabludoff outside. Dave Zabludoff started and
finished 5th in his AC
Harry Carter in his white AC Bristol
Harry always liked the #80
Harry Carter takes the checker
to win E Production