This Week in Racing History (October 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 21 Alfonso de Portago drives a Ferrari 250 GT to victory in the sports car race in Rome, Italy (1956). October 22 Jim Clark wins the Mexican Grand Prix at Magdalena...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

October 21
Alfonso de Portago drives a Ferrari 250 GT to victory in the sports car race in Rome, Italy (1956).

October 22
Jim Clark wins the Mexican Grand Prix at Magdalena Mixhuca in a Lotus 49-Ford. Denny Hulme wins the F1 World Driving Championship (1967).

October 23
Wayne Rainey, 3-time 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Los Angeles, California, USA (1960).

October 24
James Hunt, driving for McLaren, finished third in the Japanese GP at Fuji and wins the World Driving Title by one point over Niki Lauda (1976).

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).

October 26
Denny Hulme drives a Team McLaren M8B-Chevrolet to victory in the Can-Am race at Riverside, California, USA (1969).

October 27
Bobby Hamilton drives the Petty Racing STP Pontiac to victory at Phoenix, Arizona, USA, for his first NASCAR Winston Cup win (1996).

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