This Week in Racing History (October 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 17 Al Unser Sr. drives a Lola T332-Chevy to victory in the L&M Continental F5000 race at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California, USA (1976). October...

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

October 17
Al Unser Sr. drives a Lola T332-Chevy to victory in the L&M Continental F5000 race at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California, USA (1976).

October 18
Jack Brabham and Francois Cevert drive a Matra M650 to victory in the Paris 1000K race at Montlhery, France (1970).

October 19
Mario Andretti wins the Dan Gurney 200 USAC Championship race at Kent, Washington, USA. Dan Gurney finishes third (1969).

October 20
Dave MacDonald, driving a King Cobra, wins the Pacific Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1963).

October 21
Tony Bettenhausen Sr., at the wheel of a Kurtis-Offy, wins the AAA Championship race on the dirt track in San Jose, California, USA (1951).

October 22
The American Motors Corporation and Roger Penske announce that Penske Racing will field two Javelins in the 1970 Trans-Am Series (1969).

October 23
Tony Brooks drives a Connaught to victory in the non-championship Syracuse Grand Prix on the Italian island of Sicily (1955).

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Series History
Drivers Dan Gurney , Mario Andretti , Al Unser Sr. , Jack Brabham , Tony Brooks , Roger Penske , Tony Bettenhausen , François Cévert