This Week in Racing History (October 30-November 5)

Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

October 30
Fred Agabashian, driving a Kurtis-Offenhauser, wins the AAA Championship race on the dirt oval at Sacramento, California, USA (1949).

Rodriguez brothers monument: Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez
Rodriguez brothers monument: Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez

Photo by: Juha Lievonen

October 31
Hap Sharp drives a Chaparral 2 to victory in the USAC sanctioned Los Angeles Times Grand Prix at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California, USA (1965).

November 1
Ricardo Rodriguez dies on the way to the hospital after crashing his Lotus during practice for the non-championship Mexican Grand Prix (1962).

November 2
Bobby Rahal drives a March 75B to victory in the Formula B race during the SCCA Champion Spark Plug Road Racing Classic at Road Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia, USA (1975).

November 3
Ayrton Senna wins the Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide in a McLaren-Honda (1991).

November 4
Johnnie Parsons wins the AAA Championship race on the dirt oval in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, driving a Kurtis-Offenhauser (1951).

November 5
Grand Prix and Le Mans winner Louis Rosier born in Chapdes-Beaufort, France (1905).

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