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5th Annual Little Le Mans 8-hour Endurance Race

Lime Rock Park, Lime Rock, Connecticut, USA

Date: 30/9/1961
Track length: 2.462 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: unknown
Starters: 19
Finishers: 9

Pole position:
Fastest lap: Riley in 1.18 in a timed period of 2:00 to 2:30

Distance: 8 hours
Average speed: 109,05 kmh
Weather: Drizzle
Ruleset: “Compact and imported cars”
Car info:  

 

1961 brought Volvo back in contention. They went into the lead, Svensson/Rainville on top for nearly half of the race, while second and third were two other Volvos of Riley/Rutan and Tattersall/Piche.
Then the Svensson/Rainville car retired with a broken half shaft; Riley/Ruton took over and won the race, though not without difficulties: yet again, the clutch gave up the ghost but this time Rutan was the only one pushing the Volvo and all was clear...


Overall result
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1   83  
Volvo PV 544
Art Riley, USA
Bill Rutan, USA
1582 L4   364 laps        
2      
Saab 96
Charles "Chuck" Cunningham, USA
Sven-Eric Sundquist
841 L3            
3      
BMW 700
Peter Pulver, USA
Al Ackerly, USA
697 B2            
4      
Volvo PV 544
Gunnar Engellin, S?
Reed Peppin
1582 L4            
       
Volvo PV 544
Art Tattersall, USA
Dewey Piche
1582 L4            
       
BMW 700
Skip Callanan, USA
Bob Rubin, USA
697 B2            
       
BMW 700
Unknown
Unknown
697 B2            
       
Saab 96
Unknown
Unknown
841 L3            
       
Saab 96
Unknown
Unknown
841 L3            
       
VW 1200
Unknown
Unknown
1192 B4            
       
VW 1200
Unknown
Unknown
1192 B4            
       
Renault
Unknown
Unknown
  L4            
       
Renault
Unknown
Unknown
  L4            
       
Renault
Unknown
Unknown
  L4            
       
Panhard
Unknown
Unknown
  B2            
       
Fiat
Unknown
Unknown
  L4            
DNF   81  
Volvo PV 544
Rune Svensson, USA
Charlie Rainville, USA
1582 L4           Halfshaft
DNF      
Chevrolet Corvair
Charles Pierson
2375 B6   5       Ignition
DNF      
Volvo PV 544
Jocko Maggiacomo Jr, USA
Stolz
1582 L4           Conrod