|Bill Krause -- 1
Krause won the Oct. 16, 1960 Riverside
GP in Maserati
Type 61 "Birdcage" #2469. Then the car was sold to
Sargent. In 1962, he won many California races in another "Birdcage",
the ex-Bob Drake #2452.
Pete Vanlaw's photo, Krause rounds Riverside's Turn 6 on his way to
victory in the L.A. Times Grand Prix in 1960. To learn more about
Krause and his experiences in the "Birdcage" Maseratis and other cars read
Willem Oosthoek's excellent
interview in "Il Tridente" magazine.
|Krause at Santa Barbara on May 26-27,
1962 in Birdcage
#2452. This was the ex-Bob Drake, ex-Jim Connor car with many
hard racing miles. Krause led the main event but the fragile Maserati
failed, giving the win to Ken Miles
in Otto Zipper's ex-John von Neumann Ferrari 625TRC/V12 "Hot rod".
Krause and his crew found reliability and ran up a string of main event
wins in 1962 before Krause embarked on the ill-starred "Elva-Maserati"
(later the "Vinegaroon") project.
(Photo by Martin Hill)
See Krause in action in Birdcage Maserati #2452 at Santa Barbara in May,
|He was the first driver to race a factory
Shelby, appearing in an enduro supporting the 1962 Riverside GP.
This race is described in detail in Michael Antonick's book "California
Screamin' ". Krause easily led the Corvette Stingrays, also making
their debut, but DNF'd when a halfshaft broke.
Krause -- 2: The Jaguars
Leslie -- 1
Back to: Don
Hulette -- 2
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