||The Mercedes-Corvette on the pre-grid.
(Note E-Type Jaguar pace car in b.g.)
Car co-owner Mike Koslosky rides with
Edmison. Richard Hibbard is the kid walking on the far side of the
Another page shows more of Edmison
|Edmison leads Jack
McAfee in Vasek Polak's RSK at Santa Barbara, Sept. 2-3. He battled
until he DNF'd.
McAfee went on to finish 3rd.
||"We blew an engine qualifying on Saturday.
After working most of the night Keith Black built a new engine for us and
we were able to start on the front row of the consolation race. We
led until Turn 7 when Roger Penske got by in
his rear engine car. We caught him
at the end of the backstretch (the Benz would run 180-185 down the back
straight) and got side-by-side going into Turn 9. His superior handling
and braking made us fall behind coming off of turn 9. I kept trying (too
hard) to catch Penske and overheated the rear tires and spun in the esses
a few laps later. The clutch linkage was damaged after running over
a turn marker so we were unable to restart".
|The team sold the Mercedes-Corvette
to Peter Culkin after the 1961 Riverside
Grand Prix. For 1962-63 they campaigned what was potentially one
of the fastest west coast racers, this Lister-Chevrolet.
Before the team acquired the Mercedes-Corvette,
Bob raced a Kurtis at Palm Springs.
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