The 1955 South Pacific Championship for racing cars was a motor race staged at the Gnoo Blas Motor Racing Circuit at Orange in New South Wales, Australia on 31 January 1955. The race, which was a Formula Libre event open to racing cars and stripped sports cars, was contested as a scratch race which also incorporated a handicap award. It was held over 27 laps of the 3¾ mile circuit for a total distance of 100 miles. The race, which was the first South Pacific Championship for racing cars, was won by Englishman Peter Whitehead driving a 3 litre Ferrari.
The championship meeting, which was conducted by the Australian Sporting Car Club, was the first FIA sanctioned international race meeting to be staged in Australia.
1955 South Pacific Championship for racing cars Wikipedia
Number of starters: unknown
Number of finishers: unknown
Winner's race time: 65 minutes 1 second
Winner's average speed: 95 mph
Fastest lap: Peter Whitehead, Ferrari 500, 2 minutes 21 seconds
Prince Bira did not start after his Maserati suffered an engine failure during practice.