This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

November 17
Soichiro Honda, founder of the Honda Motor Company, born in Komyo, Japan (1906).

November 18
Bob Oker, driving an AC Bristol, wins the Cal Club's "big car" sportscar event at Paramount Sportsman's Park near Agoura, California, USA (1956).

November 19
Can-Am privateer Lothar Morschenbacher born in Cologn, Germany (1938).

November 20
Ford withdraws from racing (1970).

November 21
Frank Matich drives a Repco Matich A50 F5000 to victory in the Australian Grand Prix (1971).

November 22
Stan Fox wins the last race ever held at the legendary Ascot, California, dirt track (1990).

November 23
Umberto Maglioli wins the final Carrera Panamerica road race through Mexico in a Ferrari (1954).