This Week in Racing History (October 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 24 The first "Birdcage" Maserati Tipo 61 is shipped from the factory in Italy to Joe Lubin in Los Angeles, California, USA (1959). October 25 David Brabham and Eric Bernard drive a Panoz...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

October 24
The first "Birdcage" Maserati Tipo 61 is shipped from the factory in Italy to Joe Lubin in Los Angeles, California, USA (1959).

October 25
David Brabham and Eric Bernard drive a Panoz GTR-1 to victory in the PSR Exxon Supreme GT1 race at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1997).

October 26
Alain Prost wins the Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide in a McLaren MP4/2C-TAG (1986).

October 27
Ayrton Senna wins the British F3 race at Thruxton, England (1983).

October 28
Mark Donohue drives a Penske Porsche 917/30 to victory in the last Can-Am race of the season, at Riverside, California, USA. Last of six strainght Can-Am wins for Donohue. Final Can-Am victory for Donohue and Porsche (1973).

October 29
Bobby Allison and David Pearson finish 1-2 in Holman+Moody Fords in the NASCAR Grand National race at Rockingham, North Carolina, USA (1967).

October 30
Bobby Marshman sets an unofficial Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record of 162.3 mph in a Lotus-Ford (1964).

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Series History
Drivers David Brabham , Alain Prost , Ayrton Senna , Bobby Allison , Mark Donohue , David Pearson