This Week in Racing History (October 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker October 6 Graham Hill drives a BRM to victory in the USGP at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1963). October 7 Two AMC Spirit AMXs, running on BFG street tires, finish 25th and 43rd overall but first...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

October 6
Graham Hill drives a BRM to victory in the USGP at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1963).


October 7
Two AMC Spirit AMXs, running on BFG street tires, finish 25th and 43rd overall but first and second in class in the 24 hour endurance race on the 14.1 mile Nurburgring in Germany (1979).


October 8
Bob Panella Jr. sets an NHRA Pro Stock Truck 1/4-mile elapse time record of 7.438 seconds and top speed record of 180.69 mph at Memphis, Tennessee, USA (2000).

October 9
Stan Barrett sets a one-mile land speed record of 638.637 mph piloting the Budweiser Rocket (1979).

October 10
Donnie Allison wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (1976).

October 11
Ferrari 250 GTO chassis #3987GT is sold to Luigi Chinetti. This car will later be owned by John Mecom, Otto Zipper, Alan de Cadenet, and Ralph Lauren (1962).

October 12
Darrell Alderman sets an NHRA Pro-Stock 1/4-mile elapse time record of 7.184 seconds in Dallas, Texas, USA (1990).

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Series History
Drivers Bob Panella , Darrell Alderman , Donnie Allison , Graham Hill