Original race date: January 16, 1955
The track: Buenos Aires, Argentina - Circuit #2
Total Laps: 96
Length of each lap: 2.43 miles
Total Distance: 233.376 miles
Total duration of race: 3 hours
Highest recorded temperature on the track: 126 degrees Fahrenheit
Though dated October 17th, this layout matches the layout for the track used in the 1955 race.
This race is going to be brutal. Temperatures were so brutal on the track, most cars needed relief drivers to complete the race. Twenty-one cars began the race and only seven finished the race.
Turn One - Laps 1-16/Miles 1-39
Turn Two - Laps 17-33/Miles 40-79
Turn Three - Laps 34-50/Miles 80-119
Turn Four - Laps 51-67/Miles 120-159
Turn Five - Lap 68-83/Miles 160-198
Turn Six - Lap 84-96/Miles 199-234
Eleven cars finished the race (improved from only seven in the original race).
Marvin pulled away in the last 12 miles of the race, all of the cars fatigued down the stretch.
JP suffered a late spin that hurt his final position.
Cindy nearly finished the race but her car fell victim to a faulty transmission like a few cars had.
Bob and Brian, though driving subpar cars most of the day, held on to finish the race.