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Event: 2-Day event. Palm Springs Road Races.
Details: Jimmy won the preliminary race, qualifying him for the finals. In the finals, Jimmy competed against such veterans as Ken Miles and Cy Yedor, both of whom were driving MG Specials. Jimmy finished the race in third place. But later, Miles was disqualified on a technicality and Jimmy was bumped up to second place.
Event: Minter Field Bakersfield, California.
Details: Jimmy entered the 1,300-2,000cc production and 750-1,500cc modified race. He placed third behind Marion Playan in an MG Special and John Kunstle in Panhard Devin. Although he finished third in the main event, he was first in his class.
Event: Santa Barbara Road Races.
Details: Jimmy entered the 1,500cc production event. He moved up to fourth place before his Porsche blew a piston.