This Week in Racing History (November 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 11 Ayrton Senna wins the first F3 race he enters, at Thruxton, England (1982). November 12 John Surtees drives a Lola T70-Chevrolet to victory in the Can-Am race at Las ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

November 11
Ayrton Senna wins the first F3 race he enters, at Thruxton, England (1982).

November 12
John Surtees drives a Lola T70-Chevrolet to victory in the Can-Am race at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. This will be John's final Can-Am win. Bruce McLaren clinches the Can-Am Championship (1967).

November 13
Paul Baras drives a Daraq to a new Land Speed Record of 104.52 mph/167.23 kph at Ostend, Belgium (1904).

November 14
English motoring enthusiasts celebrate the government raising the speed limit from 4 to 14 mph with the first London-to-Brighton Run (1896).

November 15
Six drivers enter the last NASCAR Winston Cup race of the season, at Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with a chance of winning the championship. Bill Elliott wins the race but Alan Kulwicki finishes second and wins the title. Richard Petty's last race as a driver and Jeff Gordon's first Winston Cup race (1992).

November 16
Dario Resta, driving a Peugeot, wins the Vanderbilt Cup race in Santa Monica, California (1916).

November 17
Reinhardt Stenzel wins the Sembach Hill-Climb in Germany driving an Alfa Romeo T33/2 (1969).

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