This Week in Racing History (November 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com November 7 Steve McQueen, actor and racer who made and starred in the movie Le Mans, dies of lung cancer at the age of 50 (1980). November 8 David Piper and Dickie Attwood drive a...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

November 7
Steve McQueen, actor and racer who made and starred in the movie Le Mans, dies of lung cancer at the age of 50 (1980).

November 8
David Piper and Dickie Attwood drive a Porsche 917 to victory in the Springbok series sports car race in Kyalami, South Africa (1969).

November 9
Henri Pescarolo and Gerard Larrousse drive a Matra M670B/C to victory in the 6-hour endurance race at Kayalami, South Africa (1974).

November 10
The USAC Times Grand Prix at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California, USA, is won by Phil Hill (1959).

November 11
Ayrton Senna wins the first F3 race he enters, at Thruxton, England (1982).

November 12
Jimmy Davies, driving a Ewing-Offenhauser, wins the AAA Championship race on the dirt track in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1950).

November 13
Japanese Touring Car champion Masahiro Hasemi born (1945).

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Series History
Drivers Henri Pescarolo , David Piper , Phil Hill , Ayrton Senna , Masahiro Hasemi , Gerard Larrousse