1961 BRIDGEHAMPTON
Memorial Day National Races

1951-1957  61 Bridge Pg2   Bridgehampton Home   Return to BARC Home

photo credits:  Dave Nicholas, Dave Zych, John E. Kelley
   
Allan Connell stayed in front of Hansgen at the start and finished a strong second Walt creeps closer to Connell before
the inevitable pass for the lead
Fred Gamble's LeMans birdcage leads Hansgen and Holbert to eventually finish 3rd overall Connell was fast and fun to watch in the blue birdcage  Gerry Georgi's Costin-Lister Chev was 6th overall
   
BARC member Bob Bucher drifting the National Champ RSK to 5th OA Bucher pushes the car into the
fast last turn before it breaks loose 
Bucher on the practice grid 
showing new Blue Streak stickers
The fabulous Bob Holbert drifting
at well over 100 in 4th
Dominianni's Corvette, Duncan Black's Daimler and Grossman's Ferrari 
Walt Hansgen was the master of The Bridge.  He won or broke  Hansgen, calm, focused and
always fast.  His protégé Mark Donohue shared those traits 
Connel and Hansgen just having
the best time in their T-60's on
this very fast front straight
Corvettes follow Bucher up the hill in practice on Saturday  3 Corvettes in the valley at the back
of the course