This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

October 12
Scooter Patrick drives an Alfa Romeo T33/2 to victory in the sports car race at Tuscon, Arizona, USA (1969).

October 13
Barney Oldfield, driving the "Golden Submarine" for Will Pickens, races in his last competitive event, an IMCA sanctioned sprint car race on the dirt track in Independence, Missouri, USA (1918).

October 14
Bernd Rosemeyer, Grand Prix racing great between the world wars, is born at Lingen an der Ems, Germany (1909).

October 15
Bruce McLaren wins his first Can-Am race. He drives a car built by his own company, a McLaren M6A-Chevrolet, in the win at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1967).

October 16
Racer Sir John Whitmore born (1937).

October 17
Ronnie Peterson drives a March 712 to victory in the F2 race at Vallelunga, Italy (1971).

October 18
Alex Zanardi drives a Reynard-Honda to victory in the CART race in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia (1998).