This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

October 5
Graeme Bailey and Allan Grice drive a Holden Commodore to victory in the James Hardie 1000 at Mount Panarama in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia (1986).

October 6
Brabhams finish 1-2, with Carlos Reutemann beating Carlos Pace, in the USGP at Watkins Glen (1974).

October 7
Dorsey Schroeder drives a Mustang to victory in the final Trans-Am race of the year, at Sears Point, California, USA. Fellow Mustang driver Tommy Kendall wins the Trans-Am driving title (1995).

October 8
NASCAR champion Bill Elliott born (1955).

October 9
John Mulligan, at Carlsbad, California, USA, runs the 1/4-mile in 6.95 seconds in his Top Fuel dragster. First sub-7 second Top Fuel run in NHRA history (1966).

October 10
Henry Ford drives a car he designed and built to victory in a race in Grosse Point, Michigan, USA (1901).

October 11
Graham Hill and Jo Bonnier drive a Ferrari 330P to victory in the 1000 Km de Paris at Montlhery, France. Peter Lindner and Franco Patria die, along with three French commissaires, when their cars collide (1964).