This Week in Racing History (October 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker October 13 Barney Oldfield drives in his last race, a sprint car event in Independence, Missouri, USA (1918). October 14 Fernand Tovano and co-driver Marcel Martin win the Rallye Cognac in ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

October 13
Barney Oldfield drives in his last race, a sprint car event in Independence, Missouri, USA (1918).

October 14
Fernand Tovano and co-driver Marcel Martin win the Rallye Cognac in France driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1962).

October 15
Racing journalist and TV commentator Chris Economaki born in Brooklyn, New York, USA (1920).

October 16
Phil Hill and Jim Hall, driving Chaparral 2Es, finish 1-2 in the Can-Am race at Laguna Seca, California, USA. Only Can-Am victory for Chaparral (1966).

October 17
A 10/30 Mercedes fitted with a Roots supercharger begins road tests between Degerloch and Echterdingen in Germany. First use of a Roots blower in an automobile (1919).

October 18
Denny Hulme drives a McLaren M8D to victory in the Can-Am race at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1970).

October 19
Cory McClenathan becomes the first person in NHRA history to register a 320 mph top speed at the end of a 1/4-mile run. His exact speed is 321.77 mph and is accomplished at Ennis, Texas, USA (1997).

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