This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

September 28
Brian Redman drives a Lola-Chevy to victory in the inaugural Long Beach Grand Prix, an event for F5000 cars (1975).

September 29
Sportscar racer Sherwood Johnston, who drove for Briggs Cunningham, born in New York, New York, USA (1927).

September 30
Dick Johnson races in his first Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panarama, Australia (1973).

October 1
Kalman von Czasy wins the Tyrol Grand Prix at Innsbruck, Austria, in a Ferrari 250 GTO (1962).

October 2
Sportscar and F1 racer Nanni Galli born in Bologna, Italy (1940).

October 3
Graham Hill and BRM both win their third consecutive USGP at Watkins Glen, New York. Bob Bondurant participates in his first F1 Grand Prix (1965).

October 4
John Force becomes the NHRA Funny Car driver to run the 1/4-mile in less than 4.8 seconds when he does 4.787 seconds at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, USA (1998).