This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

November 2
David Piper and Tony Maggs drive a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Kyalami 9 Hours race in South Africa (1963).

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

November 4
Townsend Bell, the 2001 Indy Lights champion, wins the final Indy Lights race ever run, at California Speedway in Fontana, California, USA (2001).

November 5
Roy Thomas, designer of Titan formula racers, dies of complications from lung cancer (2001).

November 6
Joe Nikrent drives a Buick to victory in the Los Angeles-to-Phoenix race. Nikrent covers the 480 miles in 19 hours and 13 minutes for an average speed of 24.98 mph (1909).

November 7
Fourteen Ford GT40s participate in the Daytona Continental Historics, the same number as started at Le Mans in 1966. Bobby Rahal, in a Ford GT40, wins (1999).


November 8
Lotus team driver Peter Arundel born in Ilford, Essex, England (1933).