This Week in Racing History (November 27-December 3)

Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

November 27
1972 Can-Am and Trans-Am Champion George Follmer born (1934).

George Follmer
George Follmer

Photo by: Angelo Lisuzzo

November 28
NHRA funnycar driver Al Hoffman born (1947).

November 29
Roberto Moreno drives a Ralt RT4-Ford to victory in the Formula Pacific Selanger Grand Prix in Shah Alam, Malaysia (1981).

November 30
Alfa Romeo acquires Autodelta, making it their in-house racing department (1964).

December 1
Scuderia Ferrari is formed (1929).

December 2
Peter Gethin drives a Chevron B26 to victory in the sports car race at Welkom, South Africa (1972).

December 3
Wendell Scott, the first African-American NASCAR racer, dies of spinal cancer at age 69 (1990).

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Series History
Drivers Roberto Moreno , George Follmer , Peter Gethin , Wendell Scott
Tags follmer, gethin, moreno, stucker, wendell scott