|Phil Hill (Ferrari 410 S) badgers Chuck Daigh (Scarab) in the Los Angeles Times Grand Prix at Riverside in 1958. Hill|
ran second until the Ferrari's carbs vapor-locked. Daigh won.
Bob Varsha said in a recent race broadcast that "Some of us are calling Turn 1 at Circuit of the Americas 'Phil Hill.'" Good! Let's make it official. It's about time that the U.S.'s first World Champion had a corner on an American circuit named for him. The uphill run into Turn 1 at COTA is even vaguely reminiscent of Turn 7 at Riverside Raceway.
Better yet, name the uphill left-hander Turn 6 at Road America after Phil. He actually raced there and won the "big bore" event twice, in 1955 and 1958.