John Timanus

drove a cycle-fendered Lotus Mk.X "Manx" in 1961.  For the 1962 season he campaigned a customized Lotus Mk.XI.

At Riverside on March 4-5, 1961, he and Lotus legend Frank Monise engaged in one of the most spirited and evenly matched two-day battles seen by race fans in that era.  Monise won on Saturday, Timanus won the rematch in Sunday's final.

Timanus Monise in their Lotus Mk.XI's lead other "G" and "H" Modified cars through the esses at Riverside on the first lap.  This was probably the longest lead either competitor enjoyed in this matchup.  Dr. Bill Molle's Lola runs third here, and Pete Brock's Lotus Mk.XI is fourth.  The leading Class "H" car is a surprisingly close fifth.
Kurt Neumann in his Lotus Mk.XI leads Timanus in the Lotus Mk.X "Manx" at Del Mar.

Both are chasing that day's winner, Frank Monise.

Timanus moved to the much faster Lotus Mk.XI for the 1962 season.  He went on to be Technical Director for the SCCA.

The Mk.X went to NoCal driver Stan Peterson, who installed an aluminum Buick V8.

Timanus on the straight between Turns 6 and 7 at Riverside in his very quick custom Lotus Mk.XI.
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