This Week in Racing History
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).
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).
Edoardo Lualdi wins the Coppa Autoumno at Monza, Italy, driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1962).
Buddy Baker scores his first NASCAR Grand National victory when he wins at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (1967).
California Sports Car Club holds first race at Palm Springs, California, USA (1950).
Ferdinand Porsche marries (1903).
Nigel Mansell wins the Mexican Grand Prix at Mexico City driving a Williams-Honda FW11B (1987).