Group 4 -- Oroscos Dominate

Carrying on the tradition of successful Monterey area-based sports car racers, the winning Orosco family reminds us of the triumphs of Ed Leslie, Chuck Parsons, and Don Wester in the glory days of the 1960s.

Paterfamilias Don Orosco in his 1958 2500cc. Coventry-Climax powered Lotus Mk.15 leads son Patrick in his 1960 1480cc. Lola Mk.1.  Patrick won the race, relegating his father to 2nd place.

Link to Ron Hathaway's Lola from 1961.

50 year racing veteran Pete Lovely in #25, a 1460cc. Lotus Mk.XI leads another Orosco son, Chris, in a 1480cc. 1959 Lola Mk.1, through Turn 2.  Do you think Chris might have learned a few tricks racing with this grandmaster? 

Chris was pressing John Mozart in the black Lister-Chevy for third place when Chris spun in Turn 2.  Lovely got by before Chris could get up to speed, but young Orosco caught and passed the racing legend.  Chris was 4th and Lovely 5th at the finish.

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