This Week in Racing History (October 14-20)

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

October 14
Peter Gregg drives a Camaro to victory in the IROC race at Riverside, California, USA (1979).

Allan McNish
Allan McNish

Photo by: Audi Communications Motorsport

October 15
Dindo Capello and Allan McNish lead an Audi R8 1-2 finish in the ALMS race at Laguna Seca Raceway near Monterey, California, USA (2000).

October 16
Charlotte Motor Speedway opens with a 400 mile NASCAR Grand National race won by Speedy Thompson in a Ford (1960).

October 17
Walt Hansgen drives a Lola T70-Ford to victory in USAC-sanctioned sports car race at Laguna Seca Raceway in California, USA (1965).

October 18
Don Sessler, driving the Sports Car Forum's Sunbeam Tiger, wins the SCCA B Production class race at Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1964).

October 19
Denny Hulme, driving a McLaren M7A-Ford, wins the Mexican Grand Prix (1969).

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

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Series History
Drivers Allan McNish , Nigel Mansell , Denny Hulme , Keke Rosberg , Peter Gregg , Dindo Capello
Teams Williams
Article type Special feature
Tags alms, audi, camaro, capello, charlotte, ford, gregg, hansgen lola, history, hulme, indianapolis, iroc, laguna seca, mclaren, mcnish, mexico, nascar, scca, sessler, stucker, sunbeam, usac