Sandy in the pre-grid line. That's Paul Vollmer and his blue TR. He was the initiator
of Solo One in Southern California. His SCCSCC organization put on a few events
before SCCA decided it would be worthwhile incorporating into its scheme. Dave
Turner and I invented Improved Touring and took the concept to a meeting at Paul's
home (Tarzana, I think). Within 18 months or so, IT was the largest category of
entrants in Solo One. Eventually IT became a Regional racing category, very popular
there, too. I understand it is in decline at present.
car is sitting in a space next to the pit wall. There was a row of posts separating
those places, occupied by tools, crew members and refueling rigs on race days,
from a lane next to the chain link. On the other side of the wall were the racing
pits and pit lane; beyond that the sometimes-grassy area whose other side was
defined by a wall at the edge of the racing surface. The top of that wall was
a few inches to a foot above the level of the "grass," and as much as
four or five feet above the track itself.
photo looks north to a left turn where cars can join a queue at reentry. You can
see a bit of the Winner Circle featured in a previous photo
view. You can see the top of the trackside wall there, too.