This Week in Racing History (October 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 12 Bruce McLaren wins and Denny Hulme is second, both driving McLaren M8B-Chevrolets, in the Laguna Seca, California, USA, Can-Am race. It is the seventh 1-2 finish by Team McLaren during...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

October 12
Bruce McLaren wins and Denny Hulme is second, both driving McLaren M8B-Chevrolets, in the Laguna Seca, California, USA, Can-Am race. It is the seventh 1-2 finish by Team McLaren during the season (1969).

October 13
Both Carrol Shelby's Cobra and the Corvete Stingray Z06 make their race debuts at Riverside ,California, USA. Dave MacDonald, Bob Bondurant, Jerry Grant, and Doug Hooper drive Z06s and Bill Krause the lone Cobra. Hooper wins the race (1962).

October 14
Edoardo Lualdi wins the Coppa Autoumno at Monza, Italy, driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1962).

October 15
Buddy Baker scores his first NASCAR Grand National victory when he wins at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (1967).


October 16
California Sports Car Club holds first race at Palm Springs, California, USA (1950).


october 17
Ferdinand Porsche marries (1903).


October 18
Nigel Mansell wins the Mexican Grand Prix at Mexico City driving a Williams-Honda FW11B (1987).

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