drove a cycle-fendered Lotus Mk.X "Manx"
in 1961. For the 1962 season he campaigned a customized
At Riverside on March 4-5, 1961, he and
Lotus legend Frank Monise engaged
in one of the most spirited and evenly matched two-day battles seen by
race fans in that era. Monise won on Saturday, Timanus won the rematch
in Sunday's final.
|Timanus Monise in their Lotus Mk.XI's
lead other "G" and "H" Modified cars through the esses at Riverside on
the first lap. This was probably the longest lead either competitor
enjoyed in this matchup. Dr. Bill Molle's Lola runs third here, and
Pete Brock's Lotus Mk.XI is fourth. The leading Class "H" car is
a surprisingly close fifth.
|Kurt Neumann in his Lotus Mk.XI leads
Timanus in the Lotus Mk.X "Manx" at Del Mar.
Both are chasing that day's winner, Frank
Timanus moved to the much faster Lotus
Mk.XI for the 1962 season. He went on to be Technical Director for
The Mk.X went to NoCal driver Stan Peterson,
who installed an aluminum Buick V8.
||Timanus on the straight between Turns
6 and 7 at Riverside in his very quick custom Lotus Mk.XI.
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