Jupiter, 23rd of January, 2015
Today saw the second and last track day at the Palm Beach
International Raceway in Jupiter. Formerly known as Moroso the
small race track features some interesting racing every year
during the Cavallino Classic and certainly the 24th edition did not
make an exception. Although the race groups are rather small
since the Shell Historic Challenge is not run anymore there are
still very interesting cars to see that are rarely seen on other
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After the free practice session on Thursday today saw three races
in different race groups with the Drum and Disc Brake era and the
pre-war cars. Especially the drum brake class saw some superb
cars with no less than three 250 TR around in addition to the 1956
MM winning 290 MM. The race was dominated by the 250 TR of
Chris Cox who could even keep behind one of the Maserati 250F
who were favourites for the top laurels in previous years. Behind
the 250F and the Maserati 300S the family duel between Ed and
Leslie Davies was won by the 290MM although a year older than
the 1957 250 TR.
The disc brake race was held with a reduced grid after three cars
did not start either due to mechanical problems or as in the case
of the Norinder-GTO because of the original engine that was still
installed in the car after the restoration in Maranello. It seems that
the owner did not want to risk the original power unit in a race so
the car was only seen in the practice sessions.
As in previous years the race was dominated by a duo of Ferrari
512 BBLM that ran way ahead of the rest of the field. Playing with
each other the lead between Jim Fuchs and Todd Morici changed
again several times before Morici had to pit because of oil smoke
out of the engine. Although he went back to the race after short
stop the lead could be held by Fuchs without trouble.
In the pre-war race it were the Alfas making the pace with the two
8C35 running in front followed by the P3 and the pack of Bugatti
As yesterday there was also a seminar in the Breakers a few
more Ferrari Owners showed up at the track today and on could
admire for example a few laps of the small 206 SP Dino (0834)
that will be presented tomorrow at the lawn.
After two day of racing finally the awards were given at the
Breakers Beach Club instead of the Yacht Hop a few years ago.
Tomorrow will be the main event with the Concours at the
Breakers but unfortunately the weather forecast is not perfect with
high chances of rain or at least rain showers. This might be a
problem for some of the featured 375 MM Spyders that entirely
lack any rain covers.
Report & Images ... Peter Singhof