This Week in Racing History (October 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 22 Brothers Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez drive a Ferrari 250GT SWB to victory in the Paris 1000 KM race at Montlhery, France (1961). October 23 Dick Atkins wins the USAC ...

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

October 22
Brothers Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez drive a Ferrari 250GT SWB to victory in the Paris 1000 KM race at Montlhery, France (1961).

October 23
Dick Atkins wins the USAC Championship race on the dirt track in Sacramento, California, USA, in a Watson-Offy. Mario Andretti finishes tenth but clinches his second straight USAC Championship title (1966).

October 24
Juan Manuel Fangio drives a Mercedes-Benz W196 to victory in the Spanish Grand Prix at Pedralbes (1954).

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
Barney Oldfield, driving a Knox, sweeps all three heats run of a best-of-five match race against heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson, driving a Thomas Flyer. The event is held on a 1-mile dirt track at Sheepshead Bay (Brooklyn), New York, USA (1910).

October 27
Bruce McLaren, driving a McLaren M8A-Chevrolet, wins the Can-Am race at Riverside, California, USA (1968).

October 28
Craig Breedlove drives the Shell Spirit of America LSR vehicle to a speed of 675 mph in the Blackrock Desert before a gust of wind causes him to lose control and crash. Breedlove is not hurt but car sustains 1/2 million dollars in damages (1996).

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