|Dick Brashear -- 4:
Dick vs. John "Bat" Masterson
These two Santa Barbara-area drivers
(Masterson was from Ventura) had some
equally matched races in 1961-62.
|Del Mar, Dec. 9-10, 1961.
Brashear finished 6th on this tight course, laid out on the huge parking
lot of the Del Mar horse racing track. Masterson was 3rd, behind
winner Scooter Patrick
and 2nd place Bob Bondurant.
||At Riverside, March 3-4, 1962, the two
renewed their friendly rivalry. Masterson finished 5th, Brashear
#1! See Dick Brashear & John Masterson at Santa Barbara.
May, 26-27, 1962.
|Dick's memories of racing with John
"Because of the long back straight we
seemed to be matched up pretty close. I know it was frustrating for John
because I'd manage to get into Turn 9 just barely ahead of him because
of more speed down the straight. He'd almost get under me because
of brakes (the Ferrari still had drums and didn't stop at all well, actually
the brakes were terrible) and then where his car was really superior was
up through the esses, he'd be stuck behind me. I remember that he
did get by though. John was a better driver than me anyway.
I did love racing the Ferrari, even though it was far past its prime.
Someone told me that I was matching Ginther's lap times at Riverside (He
ran that same car there some years earlier). I don't know if that information
was true or not, but it did make me feel pretty good."
Brashear -- 5: The Monza
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