VIR - 1959 May - Pre-race Press

Virginia International Raceway - May 2-3, 1959

About Autos & Racing by Ev Gardner

Contrasting sharply with Marlboro's popular all-day racing programs, Sunday's Sports Car Club of America national championship racing at Danville, Va., starts at 1 p.m. and should be over by 5:30.

The high class field and the colorfully demanding course should make up for the comparative brevity of the competition, however.

Sunday's first race, at 1 p.m., is 20 laps and for F, G, H, and I Production and H-Modified. The second, scheduled at 2:15, another 20-lap lapper, is for B, C, D, and E Production. The featured 40-lapper (140 miles) is for B, C, D, E, F, and G Modified and goes off at 3:30.

Saturday, practice is scheduled from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. when the first novice race, for production and modified under 2000cc, starts. Another novice event, for production and modified over 2000cc, is slated for 2:45. Practice resumes at 3:30.

General admission Saturday is $1, Sunday $2.50. Infield parking $1, paddock privileges $1. Children under 12 are admitted free of charge both days.

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