This Week in Racing History (October 16-22)

Mike Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

October 16
Phil Hill and Jim Hall, driving Chaparral 2Es, finish 1-2 in the Laguna Seca Can-Am race. Only Can-Am victory for Chaparral (1966).

Phil Hill, 2006
Phil Hill, 2006

Photo by: Steve Rossini

October 17
Al Unser drives a Lola T332-Chevy to victory in the SCCA F5000 race at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California, USA (1976).

October 18
The USAC Road Racing Championship race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA, is won by Stirling Moss in a Climax-powered Cooper T51 (1959).

October 19
Count Louis Vorow Zborowski dies in wreck during the Italian GP at Monza. Antonio Ascari, driving an Alfa Romeo P2, wins the race (1924).

October 20
Nigel Mansell leads a Williams-Honda 1-2 finish in the South African Grand Prix. Keke Rosberg finishes second (1985).

October 21
Alfonso de Portago drives a Ferrari 250 GT to victory in the sports car race in Rome, Italy (1956).

October 22
The USAC San Francisco Examiner Pacific Grand Prix at Laguna Seca in California, USA, is won by Stirling Moss driving a Lotus 19-Climax (1961).

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Series History
Drivers Nigel Mansell , Phil Hill , Al Unser Sr. , Keke Rosberg , Stirling Moss
Teams Williams
Tags hall, hill, history, mansell, moss, stucker, unser