Davies wins twice at Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge
BRASELTON, GA., May 12. Ed Davies drove his 1961 Ferrari 250 SWB Competition and his 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder to a pair of class wins at today's Shell Historic Challenge races at Road Atlanta. Davies, a former Historic Challenge Champion, was also the overall winner of the Drum Brake Group in the 375, and finished second overall in the Disc Group in the 250. Davies' two Sunday wins plus a pair of class wins on Saturday give him the points lead in both Drum and Disc Brake Groups.
Ray Hartman, whose Ferrari 512 BB/LM had suffered water pump problems during Saturday's Disc race, took an early lead on Sunday, but a recurrence of the problem left him stranded on course. Hartman was still awarded the class win. Nick Longhi drover Lawrence Stroll's 512 BB/LM to overall and Exhibition Class wins.
Davies started his 375 on pole for the Drum Brake race. The Florida driver led every lap, holding off Jay Jessup's Maserati 200SI and Peter Giddings' 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C2300. Jim Fuchs was recognized at the trophy presentation for his sportsmanship and enthusiasm; in spite of differential problems in his 166 MM/53 Fuchs still took the car on course for two slow laps, to give the spectators an opportunity to enjoy his Vignale-bodied spyder.
The next event in the North American Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge will be at the Mont Tremblant circuit near Montreal, Canada, on July 26-28.