In 1956 I was on leave from the Coast Guard and had my first camera in hand
As I arrived at Elkhart Lake in 1956, I took this shot—one of my first anywhere.
This was the start of the feature race and drivers were milling around their cars, getting ready for a standing start.
Carroll Shelby won the race in a Ferrari against a very good field of D-Jaguars and other potent entries.
Road America has since become one of the premier tracks in the country. I managed to get back up there in 1958 and spent the following years there covering the races for Competition Press and many Chicago-area drivers.
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