Savannah 966

Savannah

Having already held a stock car race in March, the Savannah Automobile Club was asked to organise the inaugural American Grand Prize in November 1908.

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United States
Location
Savannah, Georgia
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Having already held a stock car race in March, the Savannah Automobile Club was asked to organise the inaugural American Grand Prize in November 1908. A 25-mile circuit was prepared using convicts to lay the gravel and oil the surface. The circuit featured the 4-mile straight on Ferguson Avenue and 32 corners. While races on Long Island had been marred by poor crowd control, Savannah’s organisation was impeccable. The Grand Prize was not held in 1909 but it returned on the original 17-mile stock car course in 1910 and 1911. David Bruce-Brown emerged as an early star of the sport in America by winning on both occasions, albeit driving European machinery. However, the popular circuit was abandoned after that 1911 race due to objections from local residents.

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Type

Temporary road course

Length

17.14 (Miles)

Description

Some corners eased

Fastest Race Lap

Victor Hemery (Benz), 12m36, 81.619 mph, GP, 1911

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Felice Nazzaro (Fiat), 13m42, 75.766 mph, GP, 1910

Type

Temporary road course

Length

17.3 (Miles)

Description

White Bluff Road and Isle of Hope Road bypassed

Fastest Race Lap

Felice Nazzaro (Fiat), 13m42, 75.766 mph, GP, 1910

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Ralph de Palma (Fiat), 21m36, 69.806 mph, GP, 1908

Type

Temporary road course

Length

25.13 (Miles)

Description

Original circuit on public roads in Chatham County

Fastest Race Lap

Ralph de Palma (Fiat), 21m36, 69.806 mph, GP, 1908

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Victor Hemery (Benz), 12m36, 81.619 mph, GP, 1911

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