This Week in Racing History (October 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 17 Jackie Ickx and Derek Bell drive a Rothmans Porsche 956 to victory in the endurance race at Brands Hatch, England. Ickx wins the World Endurance Championship driving title (1982). October...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

October 17
Jackie Ickx and Derek Bell drive a Rothmans Porsche 956 to victory in the endurance race at Brands Hatch, England. Ickx wins the World Endurance Championship driving title (1982).

October 18
Denny Hulme drives a McLaren M8D to victory in the Laguna Seca, California, USA, Can-Am race (1970).

October 19
Three-time Polish National Rally Champion Janusz Kulig born in Lapanow, Poland (1969).

October 20
Ayrton Senna wins the F3 Macau Grand Prix in a Ralt-Toyota (1983).

October 21
Alain Prost wins the Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril in a McLaren MP4/2-TAG (1984).

October 22
Pre-WWI auto racer Robert Soubiran joins the Lafayette Escadrille fighter group in France as a pilot (1916).

October 23
Warren Johnson sets NHRA Pro Stock elapse time and top speed records at Ennis, Texas, USA, when he travels the 1/4-mile in 6.822 seconds at 202.33 mph (1999).

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Series History
Drivers Warren Johnson , Denny Hulme , Alain Prost , Ayrton Senna , Derek Bell