Dan Gurney and Stirling Moss

were equally matched at Laguna Seca on Oct. 21-22, 1961 in near identical Lotus Mk.19s.  The first 100 mile heat was a close battle for the lead, with Moss coming out on top.

Gurney leads in the Arciero Bros. entered car.  Moss's UDT-Laystall Lotus was his winning car the previous year.
In the second 100 mile heat, Moss and Gurney resumed the fight.  Here they prepare to lap George Koehne's Birdcage Maserati.
A few laps later, the leading pair caught Chuck Parsons and prepared to lap him.  Moss got by, but Gurney and Parsons got tangled up entering Turn 5.

Gurney's spin gave Moss  "breathing room" to win the 2nd heat easily.

Moss became a repeat both-heat winner of the "Pacific Grand Prix".  Gurney, a non-starter in 1960 with mechanical problems, was 2nd in both heats in 1961.

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