This Week in Racing History (October 31-November 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 31 Paul Derkum wins the first San Diego to Phoenix motorcycle race on an Indian motorcycle (1913). November 1 American sports car builder Bill Devin dies (2000). November 2 Bobby Rahal...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

October 31
Paul Derkum wins the first San Diego to Phoenix motorcycle race on an Indian motorcycle (1913).

November 1
American sports car builder Bill Devin dies (2000).

November 2
Bobby Rahal drives a March 75B to victory in the Formula B race during the SCCA Champion Spark Plug Road Racing Classic at Road Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia, USA (1975).

November 3
Graham Hill wins the Mexican Grand Prix driving a Lotus 49B-Ford (1968).

November 4
Jan Clemens wins the 100-mile feature race at Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1905).

November 5
Richard Petty appears to win the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Atlanta, Georgia, USA, but after the scoring is rechecked, the win is given to Donnie Allison. This is Allison's last career victory (1978).

November 6
Rothmans Porsche 956s finish 1-2 in the non-championship 9-hour endurance race at Kayalami, South Africa. Jackie Ickx and Jochen Mass winning from Derek Bell and Vern Schuppan (1982).

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Series History
Drivers Bobby Rahal , Richard Petty , Vern Schuppan , Derek Bell , Donnie Allison , Jochen Mass , Graham Hill