August 20, 1961 - Dave MacDonald came back to Vaca Valley in his new 1961 #00 Corvette.
Dave qualified his Vette for the pole position but to make things interesting, he started from the very back of the 32 car field.
He gradually worked his way toward the front and on lap 5 he flew by Paul Reinhart to take the lead. Photo Tam McPartland
Corvette star Red Faris running strong early in the race. Photo Tam McPartland
Danny Raffetto has his Corvette running 5th midway through the race. Photo Tam McPartland
Lap 17 Dave MacDonald's Corvette gets loose in the gravel while dicing with Don Westor's Porsche. Photo Bill Hewitt
Dave pulls out of the slide and back onto the track but suffered piston damage during the excursion and retired. Photo Bill Hewitt.
Paul Reinhart retook the lead and went on to score victory at this Vaca Valley race on 8/20/61. Photo Tam McPartland
Recap of the August 20, 1961 races at Vaca Valley Raceway. MacDonald's Corvette was the fastest through the traps at 129.9 mph