Don Wester -- 3

This photo contributed by Ed Sauer gives another look at Wester in the Porsche RS61 in 1963.

Ed sent the Seattle newspaper caption below which accompanied this photo:

"Photo dated July 18, 1963.  No credit.  Photo caption:  Don Wester will drive his Porsche in rich Kent race.  Don Wester, one of the nation's leading Porsche drivers, will compete for a share of the $10,000 prize money in the United States Road-Racing Championships Saturday and Sunday at Pacific Raceways.

Wester, 32, of Monterey, Calif., will drive a Porsche RS61   More than 100 of the nation's top drivers of sports cars and grand-touring sedans will compete in the road racing championships for drivers and the United States Manufacturer's Championship for touring cars.

Wester's hopes for a perfect season were spoiled last month when he finished second in the USRRC race at Laguna Seca, Calif.  Prior to that he had won every modified race he had entered this season.  Wester finished right behind a fellow Monterey driver, Charles Parsons.  The two Californians will attempt to continue their winning ways against another fast field of the nation's best at Pacific Raceways this weekend.

Wester's interest in automobiles started with a Model-A Ford when he was just 14 years old.  In subsequent years he drove many cars, and last March at Sebring co-drove a Porsche Carrera Abarth with Bob Holbert to take top prize money.  Holbert is the present leading money winner among sports-car drivers.

At Pacific Raceways, sports cars will compete simultaneously in two categories, those over 2,000 cubic centimeters and those under 2000cc.  The other feature will be the grand- touring-car test.

Both races will cover 150 miles over simulated road conditions on the 2.25-mile track.

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