|More Formula Juniors --
Formula Juniors were not only quick and
exciting racing cars, they were also relatively affordable, at least at
first. But rapid evolution meant a driver needed the "car of the
month" or even the "car of the week" if he wanted a chance to win.
To keep older cars running, a three-tiered
"claiming" class system was instituted. Class I was not claimable,
classes II and III could be bought for ????? (I forget, but it was
cheap!). This led to huge fields, as older cars stayed competitive
with their contemporaries.
Note the Class "II" numerals on Ray Altman's
#68 BMC Mk.II. Ron Hanford's #62 BMC Mk.I was probably a Class "III".
The BMC F-Jrs were built in San Francisco by Joe Huffaker.
|Strother Jones was another Northern
California driver who campaigned a Lotus Mk.20 in 1961.
Shown here at Stead AFB near Reno on
Sept. 23-24, 1961 he was always among the leaders.