This Week in Racing History (September 30-October 6)

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

September 30
LLoyd Ruby, driving a Harrison Lotus-Ford special, wins the last USAC sanctioned road race at Pacific Raceway in Kent, Washington, USA (1963).

Al Unser Sr. and Lloyd Ruby
Al Unser Sr. and Lloyd Ruby

Photo by: photo by Ron McQueeney

October 1
Belgian F1 and sports car racer Willie Mairesse is born (1928).

October 2
Ted Horn, driving a Horn-Offenhauser, wins the AAA Championship race on the dirt oval in Dallas, Texas, USA (1947).

October 3
Al Unser Sr. drives the Johnny Lightning Special Colt-Offenhauser to victory in the USAC Championship race at the New Jersey State Fairgrounds in Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1970).

October 4
Dario Franchitti wins the rain-soaked inaugural CART Texaco Grand Prix through the streets of Houston, Texas, USA (1998).

October 5
Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro drive an Audi R8 to victory in the ALMS race on the streets of Miami, Florida, USA (2002).

October 6
Nigel Mansell scores his first F1 win when he drives a Williams-Honda to victory in the European Grand Prix at Brand Hatch, England (1985).

Story by: Michael Stucker

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Series History
Drivers Frank Biela , Dario Franchitti , Nigel Mansell , Al Unser Sr. , Lloyd Ruby , Emanuele Pirro
Teams Williams
Article type Special feature
Tags aaa, audi, cart, franchitti, horn, mairesse, mansell, offenhauser, pirro, ruby, stucker, unser, usac, viela