This Week in Racing History (October 9-15)

Mike Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

October 9
Mario Andretti drives in his final CART Champ Car race. He DNFs while lying seventh. Paul Tracy wins the race at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1994).

Chaparral Chevrolet 2E
Chaparral Chevrolet 2E

Photo by: Dave Dyer

October 10
Jim Hall drives his Chaparral 2 to victory in the USAC-sanctioned sports car race at Kent, Washington, USA (1965).

October 11
Parnelli Jones wins the USAC Los Angeles Times Grand Prix at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California, USA, driving a King Cobra-Ford (1964).

October 12
Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Henri Pescarolo drive a Matra M650 to victory in the Paris 1000K sports car race at Montlhery, France (1969).

October 13
Sauber team founder Peter Sauber born (1943).

October 14
Mark Donohue drives a Penske Porsche 917/30 to victory in the Can-Am race at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1973).

October 15
Jack Brabham drives a Climax-powered Cooper Monaco T57 to victory in the USAC Road Racing Championship LA Times Grand Prix at Riverside, California, USA (1961).

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