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Four Hour Governor’s Cup for Sedans

Sebring Circuit, Sebring, Florida, USA

Date: 25/3/1966
Track length: 8.370 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: unknown
Starters: 44
Finishers: 26

Pole position: Le Mans type start - biggest cars up front
Fastest lap: Tullius in 3.30,8 = 142,8 kmh

Distance: 4 hours
Average speed: 139,6 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: FIA Group 1 and 2
Car info:  

 

The Four-Hours saloon car race on Friday was a real turn-up for the book, Jochen Rindt in the GTA Alfa Romeo, which Roberto Bussinello had pranged in practice, winning at an average speed of 87,17 mph, and finishing a lap ahead of the Tullius / Adamowicz Dodge Dart. Rindt's Alfa Romeo was completely rebuilt after being virtually written off in practice. After the start there was a tremendous dice featuring the Wood/Foyt Mustang, Tullius / Adamowicz and Rainville (Plymouth). Foyt was in trouble with brakes. The bigger cars began to be threatened by the de Adamich and Rindt Alfas and the Lotus Cortinas of Sir John Whitmore and Peter Procter. After only eight laps Procter went out with mechanical failure and shortly afterwards Whitmore was forced to retire with clutch trouble. The Mini-Cooper S of Paddy Hopkirk/Peter Manton was in trouble too, going out with a broken timing chain.
(Autosport, April 1, 1966)


Under and Over 2000 cc
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 1 36 Autodelta S.p.A.
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Jochen Rindt, A
(Roberto Bussinello, I)
1570 L4 U/8 67 laps        
2 1 11 Group 44
Dodge Dart
Bob Tullius, USA
Tony Adamowicz, USA
4491 V8 O/12 66        
3 2 35 Autodelta S.p.A.
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Andrea de Adamich, I
Teodoro Zeccoli, I
1570 L4 U/8 65        
4 3 42 Baker & Heijn, Inc
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Paul Richards, USA
1570 L4 U/8 65        
5 4 40 Knauz Cont. Autos
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Horst Kwech, USA
Gaston Andrey, USA
1570 L4 U/8 64        
6 2 15 Team Starfish
Plymouth Barracuda
Scott Harvey, USA
4490 V8 O/12 63        
7 3 14 Team Starfish
Plymouth Barracuda
Charlie Rainville, USA
Bruce Jennings, USA
4490 V8 O/12 59        
8 5 47 Induction Assoc.
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Howard Hanna, USA
1570 L4 U/8 59        
9 6 48 BMW South Sales
BMW 1800 TI
John Ryan, USA
Lin Coleman, USA
1773 L4 U/9 58        
10 7 60 Faza Squadra
Fiat Abarth 1000 TC
Alfredo Cosentino, USA
Ray Cuomo, USA
982 L4 U/5 58        
11 8 54 McMillan Ring Free Oil Co.
BMC Mini Cooper S
John Tremblay, USA
1293 L4 U/6&7 57        
11 9 63  
BMC Mini Cooper
George Oulton, USA
998 L4 U/5 57        
13 10 55  
BMC Mini Cooper S
Roger West, USA
1293 L4 U/5 57        
14 11 71 Rocky Mountain SAAB Inc.
Saab 96 Sport
Kermit Turley, USA
841 L3 U/4 55        
15 12 58 McMillan Ring Free Oil Co.
BMC Mini Cooper S
J.P. Marinelli, USA
Smokey Drolet, USA
1293 L4 U/6&7 54        
16 13 70 Rocky Mountain SAAB Inc.
Saab 96 Sport
Frank Moakley, USA
841 L3 U/4 54        
17 14 51 McMillan Ring Free Oil Co.
BMC Mini Cooper S
Chuck Dietrich, USA
Suzy Dietrich, USA
1293? L4 U/6&7 54        
18 15 27  
Volvo PV 544
Jim Corwin, USA
1778? L4 U/9 53        
19 4 22 Robert Harper Eng.
Chevrolet Corvair
Spurgeon May, USA
2684 B6 O/10&11 52        
20 16 74 Boulevard Import
Saab 96 Sport
Sam Perry Jr, USA
Ed Diehl, USA
841 L3 U/4 52        
21 17 75 Honda of Niles
Honda S 600
Al Rogers, USA
Warren Drescher, USA
606 L4 U/4 50        
22 18 56 Eastern Auto Distributors
Renault R 8 Gordini
Kenneth Sellers, USA
1108 L4 U/6&7 47        
23 19 66 Nicolas J. Scoular
Austin Mini Seven
John Finger, USA
John Willes, USA
848 L4 U/4 47        
24 20 67 F.O.R.C.E.-Team
Renault Dauphine 1093
Frank Porath, USA
Tom Van Hoozier, USA
845 L4 U/4 38        
25 21 72 Rocky Mountain SAAB Inc.
Saab 96 Sport
William Randle, USA
841 L3 U/4 38        
26 5 1 James H. Sutter
Ford Mustang
Dick Thompson, USA
4728 V8 O/12 28        
DNF   33  
BMW 1800 TI
Bill Bowman, USA
John Pauly, USA
1773 L4 U/9 47        
DNF   5 Nagle Ford
Ford Mustang
Ed Diamond, USA
4728 V8 O/12 47       Head gasket
DNF   21  
Chevrolet Corvair
Don Eichsteadt, USA
2684 B6 O/10&11 45       Broken input shaft
DNF   62 Scott Buick, Inc.
Opel Kadett A
Jim Brown, USA
Tom Cones, USA
993 L4 U/5 41        
DNF   68 Auto Sport Int.
Renault Dauphine 1093
John Norwood, USA
845 L4 U/4 40       Axle
DNF   26 Robert H. Barker
Volvo 122 S
William Goff, USA
1778 L4 U/9 34       Differential
DNF   50 British Motor Corporation
BMC Mini Cooper S
Paddy Hopkirk, IRL
1293 L4 U 33       Timing chain
DNF   61 Faza Squadra
Fiat Abarth 1000 TC
John Thornton, USA
982 L4 U/5 33       Water pump
DNF   4 Dale Wood
Ford Mustang
A.J. Foyt, USA
4728 V8 O/12 32       Head gasket
DNF   73 Chez-Boye’
Saab 96 Sport
Bill Boye, USA
841 L3 U/4 32       Accident damage
DNF   49 University V.W.
BMW 1800 TI
Bill Campbell, USA
1773 L4 U/9 27       Accident damage
DNF   17  
Plymouth Barracuda
Bill Stoutenberg, USA
4490 V8 O/12 26        
DNF   44 Alan Mann Racing
Ford Lotus Cortina
John Whitmore, GB
1594 L4 U/8 9       Clutch
DNF   45 Alan Mann Racing
Ford Lotus Cortina
Peter Procter, GB
1594 L4 U/8 8        
DNF   30 BMW South Sales
BMW 1800 TI
Charlie Kolb, USA
1773 L4 U/9 6       Clutch
DNF   28  
Volvo 122 S
Art Riley, USA
1778 L4 U/9 2       Accident damage
DNF   57  
VW
Roy McGriff, USA
1300? B4 U/6&7 2       Blown spark plug
DNF   38  
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Monty Winkler, USA
1570 L4 U/8 1       Locked differential