Don Auray

Don Auray

Don is a good example of the Indian summer for 500cc racing that occurred in the United States in the late 1950's and into the '60s, albeit as one make series, in all but name, for Coopers.

Don started in the later part of 1960 and took third in the SCCA national championship in his first full year, 1961 behind John Gadwa and Dick Hagy. He took a step back to fourth in 1962 as John Field came to the fore but beat John to the 1963 title.


Some results for Don:

Montgomery 6th August 1960, DNF

Lime Rock 13th August 1960, 3rd


Bridgehampton 28th May 1961, 3rd

Lime Rock 1st July 1961, 5th

Bridgehampton 5th August 1961, 3rd

Lime Rock 12th August 1961, 3rd

Watkins Glen 23rd September 1961, 2nd


Virginia International Speedway 29th April 1962, 4th

Lime Rock 30th June 1962, 4th

Thompson 3rd September 1962, 3rd

Watkins Glen 22nd September 1962, 2nd


Marlboro 7th April 1963, 1st

Virginia International Raceway 28th April 1963, 2nd

Watkins Glen 24th August 1963, 1st

Virginia International Speedway, April 1963


Please get in touch if you know more of Don's life.