Jerry Hansen (Ex-"Mystery Car") At Laguna Seca

One of my favorite Martin Hill photos!

Step on it or get the hell out of the way!  Hansen in #44 with its airbrake-like spoiler leads a hard driving trio of ace under-two liter drivers around Laguna Seca's old Turn 7.  #33 is Scooter Patrick in a Porsche 906; #16 is George Follmer in his Lotus Mk.23-Porsche, and car #34 is Ken Miles in another Porsche 906.  This must be the May 8, 1966 USRRC event.
Website visitor Bruce Dabney identifies #44:   "The #44 mystery car  is the much- modified Lotus 19B formerly driven by Jerry Grant.  It's shown being driven by its new owner Jerry Hansen, who at that period painted all his cars that metallic maroon/brown color. I think he owned this after his Scarab but before he got the McKee Mk2/Chevette."

From your webmaster:  "Regarding Car #34:  Originally identified as Joe Buzzetta, it's actually Ken Miles who finished 5th o.a. and first Under-two liter in the race.  Follmer was 6th o.a."   (Entry list for 1966 Laguna Seca USRRC)

This is a very dynamic racing photo.  Hansen looks like he's about to be devoured by the rapid Porsche-powered trio.  Patrick, Follmer, and Miles were three of the very best. Follmer was USRRC champion in 1965 due in part to a very strange point awarding system used that year; but he won overall at Pensacola and placed well in other events.

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