This Week in Racing History (November 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker November 3 David Piper and Bruce Johnstone drive a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Kyalami 9 Hours race in South Africa (1962). November 4 Carl Fisher wins a 5-mile handicap race at...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

November 3
David Piper and Bruce Johnstone drive a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Kyalami 9 Hours race in South Africa (1962).

November 4
Carl Fisher wins a 5-mile handicap race at Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1905).

November 5
Tazio Nuvolari drives a 1000cc Harley-Davidson to his first motorcycle race win, the Riunione Motorcyclistica, at Mantua, Italy (1922).

November 6
Whitney Straight, who raced in more GPs (18) than any other American before World War II, born in Westbury, New York (1912).

November 7
Steve McQueen, actor, somtimes racer, and star of the movie "Le Mans", dies of cancer (1980).

November 8
John Fitch wins the sportscar race at Riverside, California (1953).

November 9
Bruce McLaren, driving a McLaren M8B-Chevrolet, wins the final Can-Am race of the year, in College Station, Texas, USA. McLaren also clinches the championship. Team McLaren have won all 12 races this season (1969).

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