|Dan Gurney and Stirling
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
|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.
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
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