Arch McNeil in the Morgan trails the TR-3 of Tom Reid. McNeil prevailed but the two cars were simply outclassed by the EP AC Bristols and 4 cam Carerra Porsches. In 1959 classes were determined by engine size. This was changed in 1960 when the SCCA dropped the FIA displacement classes and went with relative performance.
A great period photo during practice. BARC driver Bob Poupard’s MGA is followed by Chuck Stoddard’s #3 Alfa, The Lister Jag #60 of Walt Hansgen, Ken Fagan’s #47 Alfa then #43 Austin Healey of Charlie Hayes and the #9 Meyer Special of John Meyer. The grandstands in back are for the 1/2 mile oval track.