This Week in Racing History (October 22-28)

This Week in Racing History October 22 Ford Thunderbird introduced (1954). October 23 Engineer Gerard Ducarouge born in Paray-le-Monial, France (1941). October 24 The Dust Devils Car Club opens Inyokern Dragstrip in California ...

This Week in Racing History

October 22
Ford Thunderbird introduced (1954).

October 23
Engineer Gerard Ducarouge born in Paray-le-Monial, France (1941).

October 24
The Dust Devils Car Club opens Inyokern Dragstrip in California (1954).

October 25
Tracey Hines wins the 33-lap Sammy Sessions Memorial USAC sprint car race at Winchester, Indiana, USA (1999).

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

October 28
Mike Skinner wins the season ending NASCAR Supertruck race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA, and clinches the inaugural Supertruck championship (1995).

Copyright 2000 Michael J. Stucker

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Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Mike Skinner