This Week in Racing History
Ayrton Senna wins the first F3 race he enters, at Thruxton, England (1982).
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).
Paul Baras drives a Daraq to a new Land Speed Record of 104.52 mph/167.23 kph at Ostend, Belgium (1904).
English motoring enthusiasts celebrate the government raising the speed limit from 4 to 14 mph with the first London-to-Brighton Run (1896).
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).
Dario Resta, driving a Peugeot, wins the Vanderbilt Cup race in Santa Monica, California (1916).
Reinhardt Stenzel wins the Sembach Hill-Climb in Germany driving an Alfa Romeo T33/2 (1969).