Indeed. Jim never mentioned the course. Coincidentally, it was at the Roosevelt raceway (then a horse track) in 1959 that I met Walt Hansgen and Ray Cuomo. It was an event to show off cars and give people a ride around a course with a racing driver. Ray gave me a quick ride in a Fiat-Abarth around a short, twisty circuit set up in a parking lot. Ray later arranged for me to get to Bridgehampton for my first race with Team Roosevelt.
Yes, that adds up. A greatly diminished circuit at Roosevelt Raceway was used in 1960 for an attempt at reviving the Vanderbilt Cup using Formula Juniors (won by Harry Carter in a Stanguelini)