1955 SCCA National Sports Car Championship

The 1955 SCCA National Sports Car Championship season was the fifth season of the Sports Car Club of America's National Sports Car Championship. It began February 27, 1955, and ended November 13, 1955, after fourteen races.

ScheduleEdit

Rnd Race LengthA Circuit Location Date
1 Florida National Sports Car Races 150 mi (240 km) Fort Pierce road circuit Fort Pierce, Florida February 27
2 Pebble Beach Sports Car Road Race 100 mi (160 km) Pebble Beach road circuit Pebble Beach, California April 17
3 Bakersfield National Sports Car Races 180 km (110 mi) Minter Field Bakersfield, California May 1
4 Cumberland National Sports Car Races 1 hour Greater Cumberland Regional Airport Wiley Ford, West Virginia May 15
5 Beverly National Sports Car Races 100 mi (160 km) Beverly Airport Beverly, Massachusetts July 4
6 National Torrey Pines Sports Car Races 100 mi (160 km) Camp Callan San Diego, California July 10
7 Seafair ? Kitsap County Airport Bremerton, Washington July 31
8 Thompson Races 15 mi (24 km) Thompson International Speedway Thompson, Connecticut September 4
9 Fairfax National Races 50 mi (80 km) Fairfax Airport Kansas City, Kansas September 5
10 Elkhart Lake's Road America Road Race 150 mi (240 km) Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin September 11
11 International Sports Car Grand Prix at Watkins Glen 100 mi (160 km) Watkins Glen road circuit Watkins Glen, New York September 17
12 Fairchild National Sports Car Races 100 mi (160 km) Fairchild Air Force Base Hagerstown, Maryland October 16
13 Sacramento National Sports Car Road Races 100 mi (160 km) California State Fair Grounds Sacramento, California October 30
14 National Grand Central Sports Car Races 100 mi (160 km) Grand Central Airport Glendale, California November 13
^A Feature race

Season resultsEdit

Feature race overall winners in bold.

Rnd Circuit BM Winning Team CM Winning Team CP Winning Team DM Winning Team DP Winning Team EM Winning Team EP Winning Team FM Winning Team FP Winning Team GM Winning Team GP Winning Team HM Winning Team Results
BM Winning Driver(s) CM Winning Driver(s) CP Winning Driver(s) DM Winning Driver(s) DP Winning Driver(s) EM Winning Driver(s) EP Winning Driver(s) FM Winning Driver(s) FP Winning Driver(s) GM Winning Driver(s) GP Winning Driver(s) HM Winning Driver(s)
1 Fort Pierce #73 Fageol-Porsche #30 Ferrari #20 Ferrari #71 Ferrari #55 Austin-Healey #7 Frazer Nash #1 Triumph #155 Porsche #39 MG #189 Siata no entries #54 Panhard Results
  Lou Fageol   Sherwood Johnston   Charles Wallace   Howard Hively   Duncan Forlong   Ted Boynton   Joe Sheppard   Bob Davis   Dick Nash   Howard Hanna   Hubert L. Brundage
2 Pebble Beach Allard Jaguar A #2 Ferrari A Alfa Romeo A #50 Ken Miles A Osca A Crosley Special Results
  Carl Block   Lou Brero   Phil Hill   Charles Rezzaghi   Ken Miles   I. W. Stephenson   Harry Eyerly
3 Bakersfield #5 Akton Miller #25 W. Gussenbauer #83 Jerry Austin #26 Sterling Edwards #107 Roy Jackson-Moore #39 James W. Lowe #167 Al Newlon #11 John von Neumann #135 Springer Jones #118 Jean P. Kunstle #32 D.R. Feuerhelm #172 James A. Orr Results
  Akton Miller   Donald Driscoll   Jerry Austin   Sterling Edwards   Roy Jackson-Moore   James Lowe   Al Newlon   John von Neumann   Springer Jones   Jean Pierre Kunstle   Duane Feuerhelm   James Orr
4 Cumberland no entries #197 S. Johnston #0 Jack Pry #10 W.C. Spear #148 P. O'Shea #283 Maserati #260 G. Andrey #14 G. Lipe #151 L. Underwood #25 C.H. Dietrich, Jr. B #11 D. Vilardi Results
  Sherwood Johnston   Charles Wallace   Bill Spear   Paul O'Shea   Fritz Koster   Gaston Andrey   Gordon Lipe   Lake Underwood   Chuck Dietrich   Dolph Vilardi
5 Beverly #118 Jaguar-Cadillac Special #5 Ferrari #90 Jaguar #3 George Tilp #99 Austin-Healey #53 Ferrari #52 Morgan #28 Cooper-Porsche #81 Porsche #107 Lotus-Climax #46 MG #74 PBX Results
  John Sinclair   Jim Kimberly   Charles Wallace   Phil Hill   Richard Whitson   Jim Pauley   Gaston Andrey   Gordon Lipe   Lake Underwood   Len Bastrup   George Valentine   Candy Poole
6 Torrey Pines #47 Bill Murphy #20 Allen Guiberson #133 Jerry Austin #211 John von Neumann #14 Paul O'Shea no finishers no finishers #124 Pete Lovely #91 Tracy Bird #7 Skip Swartley #132 Duane Feuerhelm #32 Robert H. Holbrook Results
  Bill Murphy   Carroll Shelby   Jerry Austin   John von Neumann
  Phil Hill
  Paul O'Shea   Pete Lovely   Tracy Bird   Skip Swartley   Duane Feuerhelm   Robert Holbrook
7 Seafair unknown #103 Tony Parravano unknown #3 George Tilp unknown Porsche unknown Cooper-Porsche unknown unknown unknown unknown Results
  Carroll Shelby   Phil Hill   John von Neumann   Pete Lovely
8 ThompsonCD #36 Allard-Chrysler #4 Ferrari #91 Jaguar
#60 Chevrolet
#21 Briggs Cunningham #70 Mercedes-Benz
#84 Austin-Healey
#53 Ferrari #6 Morgan #5 Porsche #89 Porsche #66 Lotus #9 MG #74 PBX Results
  Stewart Rutherford   Duncan Black   Dick Thompson (XKM)
  Addison Austin (others)E
  Bill Lloyd   Art Simmons (overall)
  Harold Kunz (AH)F
  Jim Pauley   Gaston Andrey   Walt Hansgen   Emil Pupulidy   Len Bastrup   George Valentine   Candy Poole
9 Fairfax #51 Allard #55 Dayton #0 Jaguar #76 Ferrari #93 Mercedes-Benz #32 Maserati #26 Triumph #61 Porsche #14 Porsche #65 Lotus #19 MG #59 Giaur Results
  Walt Gray   Dale Duncan   Charles Wallace   David Biggs   Bud Seaverns   Tom Friedmann   Richard McGuire   Art Bunker   Bob Ballenger   Norman Scott   Roy Heath   Bill Betts
10 Road America #57 Walter S. Gray #60 Briggs Cunningham #137 Ralph Miller #3 George Tilp #143 George Tilp #9 S. H. Arnolt #300 Bus Gunter #60 Briggs Cunningham #14 Bob Ballenger #177 Rees Makins #191 Roy Heath #41 John C. Mays Results
  Walt Gray   Sherwood Johnston   Ralph Miller   Phil Hill   Paul O'Shea   S. H. Arnolt   Bob Goldich   Frank Bott   Bob Ballenger   Rees Makins   Roy Heath   John Mays
11 Watkins GlenH #19 Charles Moran, Jr. #60 Briggs Cunningham #112 Dr. R.K. Thompson, Jr. #10 W.C. Spear #18 George Tilp
#109 Frank S. Pohanka, Jr.
#184 William Wonder #94 Gunnard A. Rubini #103 William H. Weldon #89 Emil Pupulidy #75 Len Bastrup #218 Henry Willard #74 Candy Poole Results
  Charles Moran   Sherwood Johnston   Dick Thompson   Bill Spear   Paul O'Shea (MB)
  Frank Pohanka (others)G
  William Wonder   Gunnard Rubini   Bill Weldon   Emil Pupulidy   Len Bastrup   Henry Willard   Candy Poole
12 Hagerstown #29 Allard #60 Briggs Cunningham #0 Jaguar #3 Ferrari #33 Mercedes-Benz
#81 Austin-Healey
#58 Briggs Cunningham #155 Morgan #69 Porsche #48 Porsche
#177 MG
#19 Lester-MG #126 Alfa Romeo #44 Bandini Results
  Bob Bucher   Sherwood Johnston   Charles Wallace   Phil Hill   Paul O'Shea (overall)
  Fred Moore (AH)F
  Briggs Cunningham   Mike Rothschild   Ed Crawford   Lake Underwood (Porsche)
  Stephen Spitler (MG)I
  Chuck Dietrich   Henry Wessells   Dolph Vilardi
13 Sacramento #108 Kurtis Kraft #32 VB Special #1 Jaguar #2 John von Neumann #3 Mercedes-Benz #39 Frazer Nash #14 Siata #124 Cooper-Porsche #35 Porsche #55 Osca #147 MG #50 Crosley Special Results
  Lou Brero   Fred Van Beuren   Charles Wallace   Phil Hill   Paul O'Shea   James Lowe   Lou Keller   Pete Lovely   George Gartung   Sam Weiss   John Dair   Harry Eyerly
14 GlendaleJ #21 Bill Murphy #76 William Doheny #83 Jim Peterson #2 Eleanor von Neumann #12 Rudy W. Cleye #311 Manning J. Post #59 Ed Savin #124 Pete Lovely #86 Dale Johnson #122 Scuderia Excelsior #160 Robert E. Brigham #17 James A. Orr Results
  Bill Murphy   Ernie McAfee   Jim Peterson   Phil Hill   Rudy Cleye   Richie Ginther   Bob Oker   Pete Lovely   Dale Johnson   George Buchanan   Robert Brigham   James Orr
^A Modified & Production classes were classified together at Pebble Beach
^B G Production were classified with F Production at Cumberland
^C An unrestricted class ran with B Modified, and was won by John Meyer in a Meyer-Cadillac Special.
^D A separate race for the fastest 10 drivers of the weekend was also held, won by John Gordon Bennett in a D Modified-class Maserati 300S.
^E Jaguar XKMs were classified separately from others in C Production at Thompson.
^F Separate Overall and Austin-Healey winners were declared in D Production at Thompson and Hagerstown.
^G Mercedes-Benz 300 SL were classified separately from others in D Production at Watkins Glen.
^H An unrestricted class was also run, and was won by John Plaisted in a Cheetah-Cadillac.
^I Separate Porsche and MG winners were declared in F Production at Hagerstown.
^J An unrestricted class was also run, and was won by Terry Hall in a Talbot Grand Prix car.

ChampionsEdit

Class Driver Car
B Modified   Charles Moran Cunningham C4
C Modified   Sherwood Johnston Ferrari 375 MM, Jaguar D-Type
C Production   Charles Wallace Jaguar XK140 MC, Jaguar XK120
D Modified   Phil Hill Ferrari 750 Monza
D Production   Paul O'Shea Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
E Modified   James Lowe Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Mk II
E Production   Gaston Andrey Morgan Plus 4 Triumph
F Modified   Pete Lovely VW-Porsche Special, Cooper-Porsche
F Production   Bengt Söderström Porsche 356 Speedster
G Modified   Skip Swartley Osca Special
G Production   George Valentine MG TC
H Modified   Dolph Vilardi Bandini PBV

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