|John at speed at the Tracy event.
John's fine driving at Stockton on March 23, 1958 received notice
in the press:
From "MotoRacing" April 14-11, 1958 (Vol. 3 #16 pg. 8): "...
several very promising and able drivers were greeted by the checkered flag.
Probably the most spectacular of these were John Armanino, Jerry Lewis,
and Erv Lehr, who qualified for the senior main events by their showing
in the Novice modified race. This event was won by Armanino..."
From the "Stockton Record" March 24, 1958: "...the major
surprise of the races was the standout performance of Linden, CA, driver
John Armanino. Armanino drove his Chevrolet-engined Austin Healey
to victory in the Saturday race for novice drivers in modified cars.
The full-race Corvette engine pushed the little British bomb into both
overall and Class C wins, beating all type of machinery.
This win qualified Armanino to drive in the main race with senior
drivers yesterday. In the Sunday feature, the Linden leadfoot again
roared home to a win in class C and took second overal behind Eldon Beagle's
Porsche 550 Spyder"