This Week in Racing History (October 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 5 CART champion and IRL team owner Michael Andretti born (1962). October 6 Race car driver Manfred Winklehock born in Waiblingen, West Germany (1951). October 7 Scott ...

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

October 5
CART champion and IRL team owner Michael Andretti born (1962).

October 6
Race car driver Manfred Winklehock born in Waiblingen, West Germany (1951).

October 7
Scott Geoffrion sets an NHRA Pro Stock 1/4-mile elapse time record of 6.809 seconds at Memphis, Tennessee, USA (2000).

October 8
NASCAR Winston Cup champion Bill Elliot born in Dawsonville, Georgia, USA (1955).

October 9
Race car driver Julian Bailey born in Woolwich, London, England (1961).

October 10
Ronnie Peterson wins the European F2 championship race at Vallelunga, Italy, in a March 712 (1971).

October 11
World class equestrian, bobsledder, swimmer, jai lai player, tennis player, and auto racer Marquis Alfonso "Fon" de Portago is born in London, England (1928).

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Series History
Drivers Michael Andretti , Julian Bailey , Scott Geoffrion , Ronnie Peterson