This Week in Racing History (November 26-December 2)

This Week in Racing History November 26 Dan Gurney drives an Eagle to victory in the Rex Mays 200 USAC Indy car race at Riverside, California, USA. He becomes the first driver to win the four major racing disciplines of Indy cars, stock cars,...

This Week in Racing History

November 26
Dan Gurney drives an Eagle to victory in the Rex Mays 200 USAC Indy car race at Riverside, California, USA. He becomes the first driver to win the four major racing disciplines of Indy cars, stock cars, sports cars, and F1 (1967).

November 27
Giancarlo Baghetti dies of cancer (1995).

November 28
Drag racer Al Hofmann born (1947).

November 29
First race held at Bob Jane's Calder Thunderdome in Australia (1987).

November 30
Danny Chad born (1960).

December 1
PPG ends 20-year relationship with CART when they announce they are not renewing their associate sponsorship and Pace Car Team (1999).

December 2
As a publicity stunt, Ford has professional racers drive Cortinas down the Cresta bobsled run in Cortina d'Amprezzo, Italy. Best time is turned in by Jim Clark with Colin Chapman as codriver (1964).

Copyright 2000 Michael J. Stucker

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Series History
Drivers Al Hofmann , Dan Gurney , Jim Clark , Bob Jane , Colin Chapman