McLane Tilton

Mac Tilton seems to have made his debut at Montgomery in 1959, driving an Iota of all things. For 1960, he graduated to a more competitive Cooper Norton and managed third overall in the SCCA National Championship, behind George Alderman and John Gadwa. '61 proved a frustrating season due to unreliability so ninth is all he could manage. Through the later 1960s, Mac worked as race engineer and crew chief for Peter Brock and his Datsun team before founding Tilton Engineering in 1972, best know for transmissions.

Some results for Mac:

Montgomery 8th August 1959, DNF

 

Marlboro 16th April 1960, 1st

Cumberland 15th May 1960, 3rd

Montgomery 6th August 1960, 4th

Watkins Glen 23rd September 1960, 1st

 

Marlboro 16th April 1961, DNF

Virginia International Raceway 30th April 1961, DNF

Bridgehampton 28th May 1961, DNF

Lime Rock 1st July 1961, 8th

Bridgehampton 5th August 1961, DNF

Watkins Glen 23rd September 1961, 4th

Mac leads Bob Fuller

A win at Watkins Glen, September 1960

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