This Week in Racing History (November 12-18)

This Week in Racing History November 12 A meeting is held at the home of Count Jules de Dion, out of which is born the Auto Club de France (1894). "Goldenrod", powered by four Chrysler Hemi engines, averages 409 mph on the Bonneville Salt...

This Week in Racing History

November 12
A meeting is held at the home of Count Jules de Dion, out of which is born the Auto Club de France (1894).


"Goldenrod", powered by four Chrysler Hemi engines, averages 409 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats for a new wheel-driven World Land Speed Record (1965).

November 13
Racer Phil "Red" Schafer born (1892).


Bob Sutherland, creator of the Colorado Grande, California Mille, and the Copperstate 1000 road races, dies at age 56 (1999).

November 14
Tony Hulman buys the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Eddie Rickenbacker (1945).


Indycar racer Ted Prappas born (1955).

November 15
Racer Jerry Unser and his mechanic and twin brother Louie are born (1932).


Brad Jeter, driving a Chevrolet S-10, wins the Pro Stock Truck drag race at Pomona, California, USA (1998).

November 16
Porsche racing boss Norbert Singer born (1939).


H. Clay Earles, founder of Martinsville Speedway in Virginia, USA, dies at the age of 86 (1999).

November 17
Fireball Roberts wins the inaugural NASCAR race at Augusta International Raceway in Georgia, USA, driving a Ford. 77,000 people were expected but only 14,000 attended (1963).

November 18
Sportscar and Indycar racer Eliseo Salazar born (1955).

Copyright 2000 Michael J. Stucker

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Drivers Brad Jeter , Eliseo Salazar