This Week in Racing History (October 28-November 3)

Originally-From: Mike Stucker <mike@vintagerpm.com> This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 28 Mark Donohue drives a Penske Porsche 917/30 to victory in the last Can-Am race of the season, at Riverside, ...

Originally-From: Mike Stucker <mike@vintagerpm.com>

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

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
Nelson Piquet clinches the F1 World Driving Championship when his only title rival, Nigel Mansell, is injured in a crash during practive for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, Mansell will miss the final two races of the season because of his injuries (1987).

October 31
Gary Scelzi sets an NHRA Top Fuel 1/4-mile elapse time record of 4.480 seconds at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas, USA (1999).

November 1
Mika Hakkinen wins the Japanese GP and his first Formula One World Title at Suzuka in a McLaren-Mercedes (1998).

November 2
F1 champion Alan Jones born (1946).

November 3
Ferrari wins World Sportscar Championship as Maserati factory team is destroyed in final round at Caracas, Venezuela. Maserati abandons their racing program (1957).

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