This Week in Racing History (October 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker October 20 Maldwyn E. Jones makes his professional motorcycle racing debut winning three of four races in Dayton, Ohio, USA (1910). October 21 Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez drive a Ferrari 250 GTO...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

October 20
Maldwyn E. Jones makes his professional motorcycle racing debut winning three of four races in Dayton, Ohio, USA (1910).

October 21
Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez drive a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Paris 1000 Kms at Montlhery, France (1962).

October 22
The Datsun 240Z sportscar is introduced (1969).

October 23
Tim Flock scores his first stockcar win, at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (1947).

October 24
Richie Ginther wins the Mexican Grand Prix, his only F1 win and both Honda's and Goodyear's first F1 win. First appearance of Firestone tires in F1 (Pedro Rodriguez's Ferrari) and the last race of the 1500cc formula (1965).

October 25
Denny Hulme drives a Team McLaren M8B-Chevrolet to victory in the Can-Am race at Riverside, California, USA (1969).

October 26
Chris Menninga wins the Barber Dodge Pro Series race at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, USA. Derek Hill, son of first US F1 champion Phil Hill, wins the series title (1997).

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Series History
Drivers Derek Hill , Ricardo Rodríguez , Pedro Rodriguez , Chris Menninga , Denny Hulme , Tim Flock