1962 Cumberland

Cumberland. May 13, 1962. Lang is in the red corvette #85 in the starting grid. The 2nd picture is also of the starting grid, but from the infield. #85 can be seen if you click on the picture for a larger image.

Click HERE for a diagram of the Cumberland Race Course.

SCCA National Cumberland [AP+BP] results[1] [2][3]
Div.FinishDriverCar ModelCar #Comments
AP1stDick ThompsonCorvette 32711
AP2dBob GrossmanFerrari 25090
AP3rdCharlie HayesFerrari 2507
AP4thDick LangCorvette85
AP5thBen MooreCorvette18
AP6thChuck DietrichFerrari 25027
AP7thDoug ThiemFerrari 2507
BP8thRalph SalyerCorvette11st in BP
AP9thBob BrownCorvette41
AP10thMartin KinnerCorvette47
BP11thGrady DavisCorvette2
BP12thBruce JenningsPorsche 35679
BP13thBob SpoonerCorvette33
AP14thEd MyersCorvette84
BP15thGeorge McKeanCorvette24
BP16thEd FuchsPorsche 35636
AP17thAllan WylieFerrari 250 GT9
AP18thTom FlemingJaguar XKE72
BP19thRod SemradPorsche 356135
AP20thHarry MergnerCorvette8
BP21stMary Haines CollinsCorvette205
BP22dBarnie BurnettPorsche 356221
BP23dMorrow DeckerPorsche 3560
BP24thRoy JumnickCorvette44
Velocetody.com has a nice story on the race here.
From the article:

So the SCCA AP contingent arrived at Cumberland in May 1962. This time five SWB appeared. As far as the author knows this is the most SWB Ferrari to race in the same event in the US.

Opposed to the Ferrari were nine 327 Corvettes and one E Type. By this time the the AP race was over shadowing the all modified Main race as the most exciting event at SCCA meetings.
Thompson won the drag race to the first corner and held Grossman at bay for the rest of the race. Hayes pushed Grossman, but was unable to pass. Yenko (BP) dropped out and the race ended up Thompson 327 1st, Grossman, Hayes SWBs 2nd and 3rd, Lang and Moore with 327s next followed by Dietrich and Thiem AP6 and AP7.
… At the end of the season the AP standings were: Thompson 70 points Thiem 56 points Grossman 36 Points Lang (327) 24 points.

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