This Week in Racing History (November 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 23 The first post-WWI Targa Florio road race in Sicily is won by Andre Boillot driving a Peugeot L25 named "Le Belle Helene" (1919). November 24 Bobby Isaac sets a new...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

November 23
The first post-WWI Targa Florio road race in Sicily is won by Andre Boillot driving a Peugeot L25 named "Le Belle Helene" (1919).

November 24
Bobby Isaac sets a new World Closed Course Speed Record of 201.104 mph at Talledega, Alabama, USA (1970).

November 25
Gaston Chevrolet killed in National Championship race at Beverly Hill, California (1920).

November 26
Louis Wagner drives his Benz to victory in the first American Grand Prize race, in Savanah, Georgia (1908).

November 27
Mario Andretti wins the USAC Sprint Car race on the dirt track at Manzanita, California, USA (1966).

November 28
Ted Field and Danny Ongais drive a Chevrolet-powered Lola T600 to victory in the IMSA three-hour race at Daytona, Florida, USA (1982).

November 29
Oscar Koveleski, racer, car owner, founder of model car mail order company Auto World, and Polish Racing Drivers Association founding President, born (1932).

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Drivers Mario Andretti , Louis Wagner , Danny Ongais , Ted Field , Oscar Koveleski
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