1957 SCCA National Sports Car Championship

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1957 SCCA National Sports Car Championship
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The 1957 SCCA National Sports Car Championship season was the seventh season of the Sports Car Club of America's National Sports Car Championship. It began May 19, 1957, and ended November 17, 1957, after fifteen races.

Classes[edit]

Class Modified Production
B over 5000cc 3500-5000cc
C 3000-5000cc 2700-3500cc
D 2000-3000cc 2000-2700cc
E 1500-2000cc 1600-2000cc
F 1100-1500cc 1300-1600cc
G 750-1100cc 750-1300cc
H 500-750cc under 750cc

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Schedule[edit]

Rnd Race LengthA Circuit Location Date
1 Cumberland Sports Car Races 1 hour Greater Cumberland Regional Airport Wiley Ford, West Virginia May 19
2 National Championship Sports Car Road Races 60 mi (97 km) Eagle Mountain National Guard Base Fort Worth, Texas June 2
3 Lime Rock National Championship Sports Car Races 100 km (62 mi) Lime Rock Park Lakeville, Connecticut June 9
4 Road America National Championships Races 150 mi (240 km) Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin June 23
5 Marlboro National Sports Car Races 43 mi (69 km) Marlboro Motor Raceway Upper Marlboro, Maryland July 14
6 Inaugural Grand Prix Sports Car Races 100 km (62 mi) Virginia International Raceway Danville, Virginia August 4
7 Montgomery National Championships Races 150 km (93 mi) Montgomery Airport Montgomery, New York August 18
8 Thompson National Championship Races 1 hour Thompson International Speedway Thompson, Connecticut September 2
9 Road America 500 500 mi (800 km) Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin September 8
10 Watkins Glen Grand Prix 100 mi (160 km) Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, New York September 21
11 Bridgehampton Inaugural Races 70 mi (110 km) Bridgehampton Race Circuit Bridgehampton, New York September 29
12 President's Cup Race 2 hours, 30 minutes Virginia International Raceway Danville, Virginia October 27
13 National Palm Springs Championship Road Race 85 mi (137 km) Palm Springs Municipal Airport Palm Springs, California November 3
14 Pebble Beach Races 100 mi (160 km) Laguna Seca Raceway Monterey, California November 10
15 Riverside National Championship Sports Car Races 150 km (93 mi) Riverside International Raceway Riverside, California November 17
^A Feature race

Season results[edit]

Feature race overall winners in bold.

Rnd Circuit BS Winning Team BP Winning Team CS Winning Team CP Winning Team DS Winning Team DP Winning Team ES Winning Team EP Winning Team FS Winning Team FP Winning Team GS Winning Team GP Winning Team HS Winning Team Results
BS Winning Driver(s) BP Winning Driver(s) CS Winning Driver(s) CP Winning Driver(s) DS Winning Driver(s) DP Winning Driver(s) ES Winning Driver(s) EP Winning Driver(s) FS Winning Driver(s) FP Winning Driver(s) GS Winning Driver(s) GP Winning Driver(s) HS Winning Driver(s)
1 Cumberland #271 J. E. Rose #11 Lindsay Hopkins #59 Briggs Cunningham #235 Leonard E. Butscher #8 John Edgar #204 John K. Colgate, Jr. #98 Scuderia Rosinante #120 Bob Kuhn #0 Jack Pry #37 Lake Underwood #35 Frank W. Baptista #213 William M. Speer #195 Richard W. Gent Results
United States J. E. Rose United States Dick Thompson United States Walt Hansgen United States Charles Butscher United States Carroll Shelby United States John Colgate United States Bruce Kessler United States Bob Kuhn United States Charles Wallace United States Lake Underwood United States Frank Baptista United States Ed Hugus United States Melvin Sachs
2 Eagle Mountain #65 Chevrolet #11 Chevrolet #36 Jaguar A #111 Ferrari #129 Austin-Healey no entries #26 A.C.-Bristol #23 Porsche #41 Porsche #52 Cooper-Climax #4 Alfa Romeo #54 Bandini Results
United States J. E. Rose United States Dick Thompson United States Bob Stonedale United States Jim Roberts United States Dave Furrows United States Richard McGuire United States John Max Wolf United States William Randle United States Tom Johnson United States Val Scroggie United States Gordon Wright
3 Lime Rock no entries #114 Chevrolet #61 Briggs Cunningham #1 Jaguar #8 John Edgar #73 Austin-Healey #103 Ferrari #6 Morgan #0 Porsche #37 Porsche #35 Lotus #24 Alfa Romeo #4 PBX Results
United States Bark Henry United States John Fitch United States Jack Crusoe United States Carroll Shelby United States Fred Moore United States Bruce Kessler Switzerland Gaston Andrey United States Charles Wallace United States Lake Underwood United States Frank Baptista United States John Clapp United States Dolph Vilardi
4 Road America #98 Nash-Healey #155 Chevrolet #60 Briggs Cunningham #11 Mercedes-Benz #150 Ferrari #166 Austin-Healey #6 Ferrari #151 A.C.-Bristol #37 Porsche #43 Porsche #35 Lotus #124 Alfa Romeo #106 TXP[2] Results
United States Andy Rosenberger United States Jim Jeffords United States Walt Hansgen United States Rees Makins United States John von Neumann United States Warren Cox United States Ed Lunken United States Dan Fowler United States Lake Underwood United States Don Wester United States Frank Baptista United States Al Allin United States Bruce Townsend
5 Marlboro no entries #111 Chevrolet #61 Auto Engineering #55 Jaguar #30 Mercedes-Benz #73 Austin-Healey #6 Ferrari #175 A.C.-Bristol #140 Porsche #157 Porsche #35 Lotus #177 Alfa Romeo #4 PBX Results
United States Dick Thompson United States Walt Hansgen United States Bob Rubin United States Paul O'Shea United States Fred Moore United States Ed Lunken United States Chuck Sarle United States Bob Holbert United States Dick Nash United States Frank Baptista United States Tony Briggs United States Dolph Vilardi
6 VIR no finishers #211 Chevrolet #98 John Engar #49 Aston Martin #30 Mercedes-Benz #106 Austin-Healey #59 Ferrari #17 A.C.-Bristol #140 Porsche #257 Porsche #2 Lotus #13 Alfa Romeo #147 D.B.-Panhard Results
United States Dick Thompson United States Carroll Shelby United States George Constantine United States Paul O'Shea United States Harold Kunz United States John Middleton United States Bob Kuhn United States Bob Holbert United States Dick Nash United States M. R. J. Wyllie United States Ed Hugus United States Howard Hanna
7 Montgomery no entries #114 Chevrolet #60 Briggs Cunningham #180 Mercedes-Benz #100 Maserati #166 Austin-Healey #35 Ferrari #64 A.C.-Bristol #37 Porsche #137 Porsche #35 Lotus #31 Alfa Romeo #112 Bandini-Saab Results
United States Bark Henry United States Walt Hansgen United States Harry Carter United States John Fitch United States Warren Cox Switzerland Gaston Andrey United States Bob Kuhn United States Lake Underwood United States Lake Underwood United States Frank Baptista United States Bob Grossman United States Henry Rudkin
8 ThompsonB no finishers #135 Chevrolet #52 Jaguar #149 Aston Martin #29 Maserati #79 Austin-Healey no finishers #175 A.C.-Bristol #65 Porsche #114 Porsche #54 Lotus #7 Alfa Romeo #86 PBX Results
United States Leonard Butscher United States Gordon MacKenzie United States George Constantine United States Bob Bucher United States Mike Rothschild United States Ed Welch United States Paul Sagan United States Freddie Barrette United States Charles Cunningham United States Vin Sardi United States Candy Poole
9 Road America #85 Andy Hotton #4 Chevrolet #41 Gene Greenspun #3 David F. Causey #8 John Edgar #10 Trant Jarman #6 Lunken-Fulton #17 Bob Kuhn #69 Edward W. Crawford #34 Don P. Wester #2 M. R. J. Wyllie #34 William M. Speer #61 Bruce D. Townsend Results
United States John Cook
United States Ralph Durbin
United States Dick Thompson United States Phil Hill United States Dave Causey United States Carroll Shelby United States Trant Jarman United States Ed Lunken
United States Jim Kimberly
United States Bob Kuhn United States Ed Crawford United States Don Wester United States M. R. J. Wyllie
United States Margaret Wyllie
United States Ed Hugus United States Bruce Townsend
10 Watkins Glen no entries #24 Chevrolet #60 Briggs Cunningham #80 Mercedes-Benz #30 Mercedes-Benz #45 Austin-Healey #25 Maserati #24 A.C.-Bristol #140 Porsche #213 Porsche #150 Elva #13 Alfa Romeo #173 Bandini Results
United States Fred Windridge United States Walt Hansgen United States Harry Carter United States Paul O'Shea United States Gilbert Geitner United States John Fitch United States William Burroughs United States Bob Holbert United States Freddie Barrette United States Chuck Dietrich United States Ed Hugus United States Melvin Sachs
11 Bridgehampton no entries #99 Chevrolet #60 Briggs Cunningham #80 Mercedes-Benz #100 Maserati #45 Austin-Healey #8 Maserati #180 A.C.-Bristol #0 Porsche #173 Porsche #35 Lotus #179 Alfa Romeo #53 D.B.-Panhard Results
United States Fred Windridge United States Walt Hansgen United States Harry Carter United States Bruce Kessler United States Gilbert Geitner United States John Fitch United States Harry Carter United States Charles Wallace United States Lake Underwood United States Frank Baptista United States Tony Briggs United States Gordon Wing
12 VIR no finishers #135 Chevrolet #61 Briggs Cunningham #80 Mercedes-Benz no finishers #45 Austin-Healey #25 Ferrari #24 A.C.-Bristol #0 Briggs Cunningham #137 Porsche #2 Lotus #120 Alfa Romeo #109 D.B Results
United States Leonard Butscher United States Charles Wallace United States Harry Carter United States Gilbert Geitner Switzerland Gaston Andrey United States William Burroughs United States Charles Wallace United States Lake Underwood United States M. R. J. Wyllie United States Brooks Robinson United States Wiley Reid
13 Palm Springs #70 Buick #58 Chevrolet #98 John Engar #221 Mercedes-Benz #59 Aston Martin #158 Austin-Healey #125 Ferrari 500 TR #195 A.C.-Bristol #88 Porsche #6 Porsche #151 Lotus #51 Alfa Romeo C Results
United States Max Balchowsky United States Jerry Austin United States Carroll Shelby United States Ron Ellico United States Bob Oker United States Jay Hoke United States Pete Lovely United Kingdom William Love United States Jack McAfee United States Skip Hudson United States Leon Miller United States Fred Woodward
14 Laguna Seca no finishers #34 Chevrolet #190 John Edgar #100 Jaguar #11 John von Neumann #146 Austin-Healey #125 Fred Armbruster #195 A.C.-Bristol #55 Porsche #172 Porsche #87 Lotus #41 Alfa Romeo #79 D.B. Results
United States Cloyd Gray United States Richie Ginther United States Ray Seher United States John von Neumann United States Hugh Pryor United States Pete Lovely United States Bill Love United States Sam Weiss United States Skip Hudson United States Paul Nau United States Fred Woodward United States Bill Wood
15 Riverside #70 Buick #8 C.S. Mead #98 John Edgar #7 Robert Fletcher #11 John von Neumann #46 Hugh Pryor #125 Fred Armbruster #195 A.C.-Bristol #88 Stan Sugarman #113 M.M. Kasler #27 Skip Conklin #50 Fred Woodward Jim Parkinson Results
United States Max Balchowsky United States Jerry Austin United States Carroll Shelby United States Robert Fletcher United States John von Neumann United States Hugh Pryor United States Pete Lovely United States Bill Love United States Jack McAfee United States Lew Bracker United States Skip Conklin United States Fred Woodward United States Jim Parkinson
^A C Production were classified with B Production at Eagle Mountain.
^B The feature race at Thompson was won overall by Bill Rutan in an Unrestricted-class Lester-MG.
^C H Sports were classified with G Sports at Palm Springs.

Champions[edit]

Class Driver Car
B Sports United States J. E. Rose Chevrolet Corvette SR-2
B Production United States Dick Thompson Chevrolet Corvette
C Sports United States Walt Hansgen Jaguar D-Type
C Production United States Harry Carter Mercedes-Benz 300SL
D Sports United States Paul O'Shea Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
D Production United States Fred Moore Austin-Healey 100M
E Sports Switzerland Gaston Andrey Ferrari 500 Mondial
E Production United States Bob Kuhn AC Ace-Bristol
F Sports United States Charles Wallace Porsche 550 RS
F Production United States Lake Underwood Porsche 356 Carrera
G Sports United States Frank Baptista Lotus Eleven Monza-Climax
G Production United States Tony Briggs MG TC, Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce
H Sports United States Melvin Sachs Bandini

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haybale: Official Sports Car Racing Program, Lime Rock Park National Championship Race June 8-9, 1957". Etceterini. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "1950's SCCA Hmod Racing Cars: TXP". Etceterini. Archived from the original on 18 October 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 

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