This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

October 23
Stirling Moss, driving a Lotus 19-Climax, wins both 100-mile heats of the Pacific Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, California, USA. Carroll Shelby wins the USAC Road Racing Championship title. Last race as a driver for Shelby (1960).

Stirling Moss, 1960 Lola Mk1
Stirling Moss, 1960 Lola Mk1

Photo by: Bob Heathcote

October 24
Nino Farina gives Ferrari their first F1 victory when he wins a minor event at Lake Garda in a Type 125 (1948).

October 25
Jackie Ickx wins the Mexican Grand Prix on the Ricardo Rodriguez circuit driving a Ferrari 312B (1970).

October 26
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Camaro to victory in round 2 of the IROC series, at Riverside, California, USA (1974).

October 27
Rodger Ward, at the wheel of a Watson-Offenhauser, wins the USAC Championship race on the dirt oval in Sacremento, California, USA (1963).

October 28
Bernie Ecclestone, one-time owner of Brabham and president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration, born in Suffolk, England (1930).

October 29
Gordon Johncock, driving a Wildcat powered by a DGS-Offenhauser engine, wins the USAC Championship race on the oval at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1977).