This Week in Racing History (October 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 19 Denny Hulme, driving a McLaren M7A-Ford, wins the Mexican Grand Prix (1969). October 20 Lotus F1 driver Gunnar Nilsson dies of cancer (1978). October 21 Tony Bettenhausen Sr. wins the...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

October 19
Denny Hulme, driving a McLaren M7A-Ford, wins the Mexican Grand Prix (1969).

October 20
Lotus F1 driver Gunnar Nilsson dies of cancer (1978).

October 21
Tony Bettenhausen Sr. wins the AAA Championship race at San Jose, California, USA, in a Kurtis-Offy (1951).

October 22
Ward Burton wins the AC Delco 400 at Rockingham, North Carolina, USA, for his first Nascar Winston Cup victory (1995).

October 23
Torrey Pines, California, USA, sees the final race for Ken Miles' "Flying Shingle" R2 MG Special (1955).

October 24
John Force sets an NHRA Funny Car 1/4-mile ET record with a run of 4.787 seconds at Ennis, Texas, USA (1998).

October 25
Dan Gurney wins the Mexican Grand Prix in a Brabham-Climax. Last Grand Prix for Phil Hill. John Surtees clinches the F1 Driving Championship (1964).

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