This week in racing history (1997-10-05)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker October 5 Caleb Bragg drives a Fiat to victory in the Amercian Grand Prize race held in Milwaukee, Wisconcin (1912). October 6 Francois Cevert dies in a crash during practice for the United Staes Grand...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

October 5
Caleb Bragg drives a Fiat to victory in the Amercian Grand Prize race held in Milwaukee, Wisconcin (1912).

October 6
Francois Cevert dies in a crash during practice for the United Staes Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, New York (1973).

October 7
Jim Clark gives Lotus their second consecutive United States Grand Prix win, at Watkins Glen, New York. Jack Brabham's fifth place gives the Brabham marque their first Grand Prix points (1962).

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

October 9
A.J. Foyt wins the USAC Championship race at Phoenix, Arizona, in a Coyote-Foyt (1975).

October 11
Assets of bancrupt Miller Engine Company sold at auction (1933).

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Series History
Drivers Jim Clark , George Heath , Jack Brabham , François Cévert , A.J. Foyt