This week in racing history (October 6-12)

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People in this week in racing history include: Antonio Brivio, Gil de Ferran, George Heath, Mario Andretti, James Hunt, Chuck Daigh

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

October 6
Antonio Brivio wins the Coppa della Silla in Cosenza, Italy. Last win for the Alfa Romeo Tipo B (1935).

Gil de Ferran
Gil de Ferran

Photo by: Dave Dyer

October 7
Gil de Ferran wins the CART Texaco Grand Prix of Houston through the downtown streets of Houston, Texas, USA (2001).

October 8
American George Heath, driving a French Panhard, wins the first Vanderbuilt Cup Race, on Long Island in New York (1904).

October 9
Mario Andretti drives in his final CART Champ Car race. He DNFs while lying seventh. Paul Tracy wins the race at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1994).

October 10
James Hunt wins the USGP at Watkins Glen, New York, in a McLaren M23 (1976).

October 11
Lynn St. James sets a new woman's national closed-course speed record of 212.577 mph (1987).

October 12
Chuck Daigh drives a Scarab to victory in the United States Grand Prix for sports cars at Riverside, California, USA. Dan Gurney wins the USAC Road Racing Championship title (1958).

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