1959 SCCA National Sports Car Championship

The 1959 SCCA National Sports Car Championship season was the ninth season of the Sports Car Club of America's National Sports Car Championship. It began April 5, 1959, and ended November 15, 1959, after fourteen races.

ScheduleEdit

Rnd Race LengthA Circuit Location Date
1 SCCA National Races 90 mi (140 km) Corry Field Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida April 5
2 President's Cup 70 mi (110 km) Marlboro Motor Raceway Upper Marlboro, Maryland April 19
3 VIR-Shrine National Championship Sports Car Races 200 km (120 mi) Virginia International Raceway Danville, Virginia May 3
4 Cumberland National and Novice Sports Car Races ? Greater Cumberland Regional Airport Wiley Ford, West Virginia May 17
5 Bridgehampton Road Race Course Sports Car Races 75 mi (121 km) Bridgehampton Race Circuit Bridgehampton, New York May 31
6 International June Sprints 140 mi (230 km) Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin June 21
7 Lime Rock National Championship Races 50 km (31 mi) Lime Rock Park Lakeville, Connecticut July 4
8 National Championship Sports Car Races 60 mi (97 km) Buckley Field Aurora, Colorado July 12
9 Riverside National Championship Sports Car Races 65 mi (105 km) Riverside International Raceway Riverside, California July 18
10 Montgomery National Championship Sports Car Races 150 km (93 mi) Montgomery Airport Montgomery, New York August 9
11 Thompson National Championship Sports Car Races 60 mi (97 km) Thompson International Speedway Thompson, Connecticut September 7
12 Road America 500 500 mi (800 km) Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin September 13
13 Watkins Glen Grand Prix 100 mi (160 km) Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, New York September 26
14 SCCA National Races 108 mi (174 km) Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Florida November 15
^A Feature race

Season resultsEdit

Feature race overall winners in bold.

Rnd Circuit BM Winning Team BP 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 HP Winning Team IP Winning Team JP Winning Team Results
BM Winning Driver(s) BP 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) HP Winning Driver(s) IP Winning Driver(s) JP Winning Driver(s)
1 Pensacola unknown #1 Chevrolet #41 E.D. Martin unknown unknown no entries unknown unknown unknown #0 Porsche #28 Cooper-Climax unknown #76 Osca unknown unknown unknown Results
  Jim Jeffords   Edwin D. Martin   Chuck Rickert   Charlie Kolb   James Eichenlaub
2 Marlboro #228 Chevrolet Chevrolet #60 Briggs Cunningham Jaguar Ferrari unknown no entries A.C.-Bristol Porsche Porsche Cooper-Climax Alfa Romeo #61 Team Roosevelt #91 D.B.-Panhard no entries no entries Results
  Bud Gates   Jim Jeffords   Walt Hansgen   Louis Hatcher   Augie Pabst   Arch Means   Don Sesslar   Harry Blanchard   Charlie Kolb   John Guthrie   Ray Cuomo   Howard Hanna
3 VIR #36 Lister-Corvette #1 Chevrolet #60 Briggs Cunningham #19 Ferrari A #247 Austin-Healey #24 Ferrari #175 A.C.-Bristol #74 Porsche #77 Porsche #37 Elva #5 Alfa Romeo #28 Osca B #65 Team Roosevelt C Results
  Fred Windridge   Jim Jeffords   Walt Hansgen   Bob Grossman   Fred Spross   William Burroughs   Ed Welch   Don Sesslar   Bruce Jennings   Art Tweedale   Chuck Stoddard   James Eichenlaub   Paul Richards
4 Cumberland #222 Sadler #69 Chevrolet #60 Briggs Cunningham #29 Ferrari #15 Ferrari #247 Austin-Healey #7 Maserati #126 A.C.-Bristol #140 Porsche #58 Porsche #2 Lotus #123 Alfa Romeo #23 Osca #211 D.B. #83 Fiat-Abarth #137 Berkeley Results
  Bill Sadler   Frank Dominianni   Walt Hansgen   Bob Grossman   James Johnston   Fred Spross   Charlie Kolb   Ross Wees   Bob Holbert   Bruce Jennings   M. R. J. Wyllie   Chuck Stoddard   Denise McCluggage   Ray Heppenstall   Paul Richards   Ed Wright
5 Bridgehampton #36 Kelso Auto Dynamics #99 Chevrolet #60 Briggs Cunningham D #124 Alan Connell #247 Austin-Healey #25 Mike Garber #80 A.C.-Bristol #140 Porsche #149 Porsche #70 Lotus #15 Alfa Romeo #28 Osca #50 D.B.-Panhard #83 Fiat-Abarth no entries Results
  Fred Windridge   Roy Tuerke   Walt Hansgen   Alan Connell   Fred Spross   Gaston Andrey   Harry Carter   Bob Holbert   Harry Blanchard   Tom Fleming   Tom O'Brien   James Eichenlaub   Ray Heppenstall   Paul Richards
6 Road America #36 Kelso Auto Dynamics #1 John Stephani #49 Elisha Walker #38 Duke Knowlton #12 Alan B. Connell, Jr. #34 Tim Mayer #76 Ted Baumgartner #5 Harvey Woodward #1 Bob Donner, Jr. #49 Harry C. Blanchard #13 John Miller #77 William Wuesthoff #9 Ed Walsh #15 Ray Heppenstall #83 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. #31 Derr L. Andrlik Results
  Fred Windridge   Jim Jeffords   George Constantine   Duke Knowlton   Alan Connell   Tim Mayer   Ted Baumgartner   Harvey Woodward   Bob Donner   Harry Blanchard   Alan Ross   Bill Wuesthoff   Ed Walsh   Ray Heppenstall   Paul Richards   Derr Andrlik
7 Lime Rock no entries E #49 Elisha Walker #9 Ferrari F #171 Austin-Healey #25 Mike Garber #48 A.C.-Bristol #74 Porsche #149 Porsche #35 Elva #21 Alfa Romeo #28 Osca #90 D.B. #83 Fiat-Abarth no entries Results
  George Constantine   Bob GrossmanE   John Colgate   Gaston Andrey   Evelyn Mull   Don Sesslar   Harry Blanchard   Frank Baptista   Chuck Stoddard   James Eichenlaub   Ray Heppenstall   Paul Richards
8 Buckley Field #10 Nickey Chevrolet #1 Chevrolet G H #21 Ferrari #73 Austin-Healey #152 Lotus #7 A.C.-Bristol #171 Porsche #162 Porsche #19 Lola #47 Alfa Romeo #28 Osca #90 D.B. #83 Fiat-Abarth no entries Results
  Jim Jeffords   Jim Jeffords   Dan Collins   Charles Byerly   Jay Chamberlain   Bill Steele   Bob Donner   Michael Collins   Alan Ross   Bob Betts   James Eichenlaub   Ray Heppenstall   Paul Richards
9 Riverside no finishers #51 Chevrolet I #45 Mercedes-Benz #46 Ferrari J #55 Porsche #77 A.C.-Bristol #11 Porsche #10 Porsche #33 Lotus #57 Alfa Romeo #20 Lotus-Crosley #90 D.B. #5 Fiat-Abarth no entries Results
  Bob Bondurant   Dean Mears   Dick MorgensenI   Sam Weiss   Bill Steele   Bob Holbert   Chuck Parsons   Jack Reddish   Chuck Kessinger   Harry Jones   Ray Heppenstall   Dan Parkinson
10 Montgomery no finishers #119 Chevrolet #49 Elisha Walker #14 Ferrari #12 Alan Connell #247 Austin-Healey #72 Lotus #59 A.C.-Bristol #140 Porsche #149 Porsche #35 Elva #85 Alfa Romeo #123 Briggs Cunningham #66 D.B.-Panhard #82 Fiat-Abarth no entries Results
  Harold Keck   George Constantine   Bob Grossman   Alan Connell   Fred Spross   Sy Kaback   Pierre Mion   Bob Holbert   Harry Blanchard   Frank Baptista   Norman Webb   Denise McCluggage   William Loverre   Paul Richards
11 Thompson no entries #99 Chevrolet #49 Elisha Walker #146 Ferrari #12 Maserati #247 Austin-Healey #25 Ferrari #180 A.C.-Bristol #140 Porsche #149 Porsche #35 Elva #110 Alfa Romeo #123 Briggs Cunningham #27 D.B #83 Fiat-Abarth no entries Results
  Roy Tuerke   George Constantine   Dean McCarthy   Alan Connell   Fred Spross   Gaston Andrey   Harry Carter   Bob Holbert   Harry Blanchard   Frank Baptista   John Kingsley   Phil Forno   Bud Fehnel   Paul Richards
12 Road America #64 John Staver #2 Kack Stephani #62 Briggs Cunningham #47 Wayne Burnett #57 William Sturgis #24 Frank J. Opalka #89 Pat Pigott #73 Fritz Taylor #6 Harry C. Blanchard #0 Chuck Rickert #37 Elva #78 William Wuesthoff #65 Briggs Cunningham #22 Arthur W. Subberra #83 Fiat-Abarth K Results
  John Staver
  Ed Grierson
  Jim Jeffords   Ed Crawford
  Walt Hansgen
  Wayne Burnett   William Sturgis
  Bob Bondurant
  Frank Opalka   Pat Pigott
  Frank Becker
  Fritz Taylor   Harry Blanchard
  Roger Penske
  Chuck Rickert   Art Tweedale
  Walter Dickson
  Bill Wuesthoff   Briggs Cunningham   Arthur Subberra   Paul Richards
13 Watkins Glen #91 J. M. R. Lyeth, Jr. #99 Robert M. Rosenthal #60 Briggs Cunningham #70 Mercedes-Benz #213 Fredrick J. Hayes #88 Glenn Carlson #78 Millard Ripley #97 Charles Kurtz #6 Harry C. Blanchard #111 Frank Wagenhofer #13 John Miller #211 George C. Rainville #9 Osca #179 Howard Hanna #89 F.D. Roosevelt, Jr. #76 Ellsworth L. Hall Results
  Richard Lyeth   Roy Tuerke   Walt Hansgen   Jerry Loman   Fred Hayes   Glenn Carlson   Millard Ripley   Charles Kurtz   Harry Blanchard   Frank Wagenhofer   Alan Ross   Charlie Rainville   Ed Hugus   Howard Hanna   Paul Richards   Ellsworth Hall
14 Daytona no entries #175 Chevrolet #12 Ferrari no entries #90 Ferrari L #16 Porsche #157 A.C.-Bristol M #94 Porsche #37 Elva #19 Alfa Romeo #80 Fiat-Abarth #9 D.B. #83 Fiat-Abarth no entries Results
  Jack Evans Knab   Alan Connell   David Lane   Chuck Cassel   Bill Dunn   Ray Ruprecht   Art Tweedale   Ross Durant   Ray Cuomo   George Peck   Paul Richards
^A D Modified were classified with C Modified at VIR.
^B H Production were classified with G Production at VIR.
^C J Production were classified with I Production at VIR.
^D C Production were classified with B Production at Bridgehampton.
^E B and C Production were classified together at Lime Rock; the combined class was won by Bob Grossman's CP Ferrari. The highest-finishing BP car was Roy Tuerke's Chevrolet Corvette in 2nd.
^F D Modified were classified with C Modified at Lime Rock.
^G C Modified were classified with B Modified at Buckley Field.
^H C Production were classified with B Production at Buckley Field.
^I C and D Modified were classified together at Riverside; the combined class was won by Dick Morgensen's DP Ferrari. The highest-finishing CP car was Jack Eubank's Talbot-Lago in 3rd.
^J D Production were classified with C Production at Riverside.
^K J Production were classified with I Production at the Road America 500.
^L D Production were classified with B Production at Daytona.
^M F Modified were classified with E Modified at Daytona.

ChampionsEdit

Class Driver Car
B Modified   John Staver Echidna-Chevrolet
B Production   Jim Jeffords Chevrolet Corvette
C Modified   Walt Hansgen Lister-Jaguar
C Production   Bob Grossman Ferrari 250 GT California
D Modified   Alan Connell Ferrari 250 TR, Maserati 250S
D Production   Fred Spross Austin-Healey 100-6
E Modified   Gaston Andrey Ferrari 500 TR
E Production   Pierre Mion AC Ace-Bristol
F Modified   Don Sesslar Porsche 718 RSK
F Production   Harry Blanchard Porsche 356 Carrera GT
G Modified   Art Tweedale Elva Mk IV
G Production   Chuck Stoddard Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder
H Modified   James Eichenlaub Osca 750, Osca 187S
H Production   Ray Heppenstall D.B.-Panhard
I Production   Paul Richards Fiat-Abarth Zagato
J Production   Ed Wright Berkeley SE Excelsior

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