This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

October 1
A.J. Foyt wins the USAC Championship race on the dirt track at Sacromento, California, USA (1967).

October 2
Chuck Etchells becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to run the quarter mile in under 5 seconds when he records a 4.987 second pass in Topeka, Kansas, USA (1993).

October 3
Graham Hill and BRM both win their third consecutive United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, New York. Bob Bondurant participates in his first F1 Grand Prix (1965).

October 4
The Coppa Fagioli hillclimb in Italy is won by Edoardo Lualdi driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1964).

October 5
Graeme Bailey and Allan Grice drive a Holden Commodore to victory in the James Hardie 1000 at Mount Panarama in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia (1986).

October 6
Antonio Brivio wins the Coppa della Silla in Cosenza, Italy. Last win for the Alfa Romeo Tipo B (1935).

October 7
Bryan Carr Selby of Alpine, California, USA, passes his Indy Lights rookie test (1997).