1955 SCCA National Sports Car Championship

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1955 SCCA National Sports Car Championship
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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.

Schedule[edit]

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 results[edit]

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
United States Lou Fageol United States Sherwood Johnston United States Charles Wallace United States Howard Hively United States Duncan Forlong United States Ted Boynton United States Joe Sheppard United States Bob Davis United States Dick Nash United States Howard Hanna United States Hubert L. Brundage
2 Pebble Beach Allard Jaguar A #2 Ferrari A Alfa Romeo A #50 Ken Miles A Osca A Crosley Special Results
United States Carl Block United States Lou Brero United States Phil Hill United States Charles Rezzaghi United Kingdom Ken Miles United States I. W. Stephenson United States 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
United States Akton Miller United States Donald Driscoll United States Jerry Austin United States Sterling Edwards United States Roy Jackson-Moore United States James Lowe United States Al Newlon United States John von Neumann United States Springer Jones United States Jean Pierre Kunstle United States Duane Feuerhelm United States 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
United States Sherwood Johnston United States Charles Wallace United States Bill Spear United States Paul O'Shea United States Fritz Koster Switzerland Gaston Andrey United States Gordon Lipe United States Lake Underwood United States Chuck Dietrich United States 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
United States John Sinclair United States Jim Kimberly United States Charles Wallace United States Phil Hill United States Richard Whitson United States Jim Pauley Switzerland Gaston Andrey United States Gordon Lipe United States Lake Underwood United States Len Bastrup United States George Valentine United States 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
United States Bill Murphy United States Carroll Shelby United States Jerry Austin United States John von Neumann
United States Phil Hill
United States Paul O'Shea United States Pete Lovely United States Tracy Bird United States Skip Swartley United States Duane Feuerhelm United States Robert Holbrook
7 Seafair unknown #103 Tony Parravano unknown #3 George Tilp unknown Porsche unknown Cooper-Porsche unknown unknown unknown unknown Results
United States Carroll Shelby United States Phil Hill United States John von Neumann United States 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
United States Stewart Rutherford United States Duncan Black United States Dick Thompson (XKM)
United States Addison Austin (others)E
United States Bill Lloyd United States Art Simmons (overall)
United States Harold Kunz (AH)F
United States Jim Pauley Switzerland Gaston Andrey United States Walt Hansgen United States Emil Pupulidy United States Len Bastrup United States George Valentine United States 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
United States Walt Gray United States Dale Duncan United States Charles Wallace United States David Biggs United States Bud Seaverns United States Tom Friedmann United States Richard McGuire United States Art Bunker United States Bob Ballenger United States Norman Scott United States Roy Heath United States 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
United States Walt Gray United States Sherwood Johnston United States Ralph Miller United States Phil Hill United States Paul O'Shea United States S. H. Arnolt United States Bob Goldich United States Frank Bott United States Bob Ballenger United States Rees Makins United States Roy Heath United States 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
United States Charles Moran United States Sherwood Johnston United States Dick Thompson United States Bill Spear United States Paul O'Shea (MB)
United States Frank Pohanka (others)G
United States William Wonder United States Gunnard Rubini United States Bill Weldon United States Emil Pupulidy United States Len Bastrup United States Henry Willard United States 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
United States Bob Bucher United States Sherwood Johnston United States Charles Wallace United States Phil Hill United States Paul O'Shea (overall)
United States Fred Moore (AH)F
United States Briggs Cunningham United States Mike Rothschild United States Ed Crawford United States Lake Underwood (Porsche)
United States Stephen Spitler (MG)I
United States Chuck Dietrich United States Henry Wessells United States 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
United States Lou Brero Mexico Fred Van Beuren United States Charles Wallace United States Phil Hill United States Paul O'Shea United States James Lowe United States Lou Keller United States Pete Lovely United States George Gartung United States Sam Weiss United States John Dair United States 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
United States Bill Murphy United States Ernie McAfee United States Jim Peterson United States Phil Hill United States Rudy Cleye United States Richie Ginther United States Bob Oker United States Pete Lovely United States Dale Johnson United States George Buchanan United States Robert Brigham United States 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.

Champions[edit]

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

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