My Formula 5000
Jim Dittemore, 36, has been a solid performer in the 1971 L&M
Continental 5000 Championship driving a new Lola T-192 prepared
and entered by Kas Kastner and John Brophy. Starting with his second-
place finish in the opening L&M Grand Prix at Riverside, Dittemore has
stayed well up in the standings. He finished fourth in the race at
Laguna Seca, third at Edmonton, Alberta, and took a pair of ninth
place finishes at Seattle and Elkhart Lake, Wis. He also went back to
Seattle last month to run the lone, 1971 United States Auto Club road
racing event and won it, worth the tongue in cheek title, “1971 USAC
Road Racing Champion.” Dittemore raced for Kas Kastner for years
when Kastner was head of the Triumph Competition Department. He
was Southern Pacific divisional champion in class D Production in
1967. Last year, he drove a Kastner TR-6 to SCCA national
championship victories at San Jacinto, Texas, and Seattle, Wash., and
a Lola Formula Ford to victories at Riverside and Laguna Seca, Calif.
SCCA Driver of the Year in 1965. Still hold track records at Willow
Springs and Riverside. Also led the prototype class in a Pete Brock
designed car at Sebring in 1969.
Laguna Seca
Lola T192
Jim Dittemore
Profile & Photo 1971
Residents, Palos,Verdes, Calif
Born 1934