This Week in Racing History (November 16-22)

This Week in Racing History November 16 - Dario Resta, driving a Peugeot, wins the Vanderbilt Cup race in Santa Monica, California (1916). - NHRA ProStock drag racer Darrell Alderman born (1949). November 17 - Ray...

This Week in Racing History

November 16 - Dario Resta, driving a Peugeot, wins the Vanderbilt Cup race in Santa Monica, California (1916).

- NHRA ProStock drag racer Darrell Alderman born (1949).

November 17 - Ray Kong born (1955).

November 18 - Howdey Wilcox and John Aitken combine to win the last American Grand Prize race in a Peugeot, in Santa Monica, California. Aitken started in the car but was replaced by Wilcox who's original car lost a piston (1916).

- Indycar driver and team owner Gary Bettenhausen born (1941).

November 19 - Andre Boillot wins the Coppa Florio driving a 1914 Grand Prix Peugeot powered by 3.8-liter sleeve-valve engine. His average speed was 37.5 mph/60.4 kph (1922).

- Can-Am racer Lothar Motschenbacher born (1938).

November 20 - 1996 CART Indycar champion Jimmy Vasser born (1965).

November 21 - F1 driver Jacques Laffite born (1943).

- Radical Bugatti 251 GP racer is debuted to the press. It has a straight-8 engine mounted transversly behind the driver (1955).

- Stockcar great and NASCAR pacecar driver Elmo Langley dies of a heart attack in Japan (1996).

November 22 - Reeves Calloway born (1947).

Previous issues of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

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Series General
Drivers Darrell Alderman , Jimmy Vasser , André Boillot , Jacques Laffite