This Week in Racing History (September 29-October 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker September 29 Mike Parkes wins the Daily Mirror Trophy race at Snetterton, England, in a Ferrari 250 GTO (1962). September 30 Pete Brock and Larry Perkins win the James Hardie 1000 at ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

September 29
Mike Parkes wins the Daily Mirror Trophy race at Snetterton, England, in a Ferrari 250 GTO (1962).

September 30
Pete Brock and Larry Perkins win the James Hardie 1000 at Bathurst, Australia (1984).

October 1
The Lancia Fulvia 1.6 is homologated for rallying (1969).

October 2
The first post-WWII road race in the United States is run through the streets of Watkins Glen, New York (1948).

October 3
Jim Epler becomes the first man in NHRA history to break 300 mph in a Funny Car when he runs 300.40 mph in Topeka, Kansas, USA (1993).

October 4
Stockcar racer Curtis Turner and golf pro Clarence King die in the crash of a private plane in Ponxsutawney, Pennsylvania, USA (1970).

October 5
Mark Donohue drives a Chevrolet Camaro to victory in the Mission Bell 250 Trans-Am race at Riverside, California, USA (1969).

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