This Week in Racing History (October 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 24 Juan Manuel Fangio drives a Mercedes-Benz W196 to victory in the Spanish Grand Prix at Pedralbes (1954). October 25 Mark Donohue drives a Lola to victory in the SCCA L&M...

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

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

October 25
Mark Donohue drives a Lola to victory in the SCCA L&M Continental F5000 race at Sebring, Florida, USA (1970).

October 26
Les Richter, NFL All-Pro football player, President and General Manager of Riverside International Raceway, and NASCAR executive, born in Fresno, California, USA (1930).

October 27
Bobby Allison drives a Camaro to victory in the IROC series race, at Riverside, California, USA (1974).

October 28
Sitges, the first permanent racetrack built in Spain opens. Similar in configuration to Brooklands, it was abandoned after a few races because of poorly designed banking (1923).

October 29
Rodger Ward drives an Watson-Offenhauser to victory in the USAC Championship race on the dirt track at Sacramento, California, USA (1961).

October 30
The Donnington Grand Prix is won by Hans Ruesch and Dick Seaman driving an Alfa Romeo 8C (1936).

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Series History
Drivers Juan Manuel Fangio , Bobby Allison , Rodger Ward , Mark Donohue