This Week in Racing History (October 3-9)

This Week in Racing History October 3 - Ted Horn wins sprint car race on 1-mile dirt oval at Trenton, New Jersey, USA. He sets a 1-lap record of 40.13 seconds (1948). - Penske teammates Paul Tracy and...

This Week in Racing History

October 3 - Ted Horn wins sprint car race on 1-mile dirt oval at Trenton, New Jersey, USA. He sets a 1-lap record of 40.13 seconds (1948).

- Penske teammates Paul Tracy and Emmerson Fittipaldi start 1-2 and finish that way in CART race at Laguna Seca, California, USA. Tracy leads from flag to flag (1993).

October 4 - NASCAR stockcar racer Curtis Turner dies in crash of his private plane (1970).

October 6 - Brabhams finish 1-2, with Carlos Reutemann beating Carlos Pace, in USGP at Watkins Glen (1974).

October 9 - Richard Petty wins the NASCAR Miller High Life 500 at Charlotte, USA, but NASCAR fines Petty $35,000 and strips him of 104 points for using an illegal engine and tires (1983).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at motorsport.com.

Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1999 stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. www.flash.net/~cstucker

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Series History
Drivers Paul Tracy , Richard Petty , Carlos Reutemann