This week in racing history (1997-10-12)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker October 12 The inaugural George Vanderbilt Cup race held at Roosevelt raceway in Westbury, New York, on Long Island. The 400 mile race is won by Tazio Nuvolari in a Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo ...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

October 12
The inaugural George Vanderbilt Cup race held at Roosevelt raceway in Westbury, New York, on Long Island. The 400 mile race is won by Tazio Nuvolari in a Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo (1936).

October 13
Nissan's Geoff Brabham captures an unprecedented fourth consecutive IMSA GTP title (1991).

October 16
Phil Hill and Jim Hall, driving Chaparral 2Es, finish 1-2 in the Laguna Seca Can-Am race. Only Can-Am victory for Chaparral (1966).

October 17
John R. Cooper named president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1979).

October 18
Denny Hulme drives a McLaren M8D to victory in the Laguna Seca Can-Am race (1970).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Phil Hill , Denny Hulme , Geoff Brabham , Tazio Nuvolari