This Week in Racing History (October 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 10 James Hunt wins the USGP at Watkins Glen, New York, in a McLaren M23 (1976). October 11 Wayne Gardner, first Australian to win the 500cc Motorcycle World Championship, born in Wollongong,...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

October 10
James Hunt wins the USGP at Watkins Glen, New York, in a McLaren M23 (1976).

October 11
Wayne Gardner, first Australian to win the 500cc Motorcycle World Championship, born in Wollongong, New South Wales (1959).

October 12
Bruce McLaren wins and Denny Hulme is second, both driving McLaren M8B-Chevrolets, in the Laguna Seca, California, USA, Can-Am race. It is the seventh 1-2 finish by Team McLaren during the season (1969).

October 13
Kalman von Czasy drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Coppa Amag at Monza, Italy (1963).

October 14
NHRA Division 3 Super Comp racer Gregg Ohlava dies from injuries suffered in an off-track incident at Indianapolis Raceway Park, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (2000).

October 15
Rick Mears drives a Penske PC-18 to victory in the CART Champion Spark Plug 250 at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1989).

October 16
Bill Krauss drives a Maserati Tip 61 to victory in the Los Angeles Times Grand Prix sports car race at Riverside, California, USA (1960).

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Series History
Drivers Denny Hulme , Bruce McLaren , Rick Mears , Wayne Gardner , James Hunt