This Week in Racing History (September 26-October 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 26 Martin Peters wins the Townsend Thoreson FF1600 race at Brands Hatch, England, driving a Lola T640E (1982). September 27 John Paul Sr. and Jr. win the 500-mile IMSA race at Pocono, ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

September 26
Martin Peters wins the Townsend Thoreson FF1600 race at Brands Hatch, England, driving a Lola T640E (1982).

September 27
John Paul Sr. and Jr. win the 500-mile IMSA race at Pocono, Pennsylvania, USA, in a Porsche 935 (1981).

September 28
J.J. Lehto and Steve Soper drive a McLaren-BMW F1 to victory in the FIA GT race at Mugello, Italy (1997).

September 29
Ron Fry wins the Oxford M.C. Sprint at Chippin Norton, England, driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963).

September 30
Gary Hocking, 1961 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Newport, Wales (1937).

October 1
Australian touring car driver Tony Longhurst born in Sidney, New South Wales, Australia (1957).

October 2
Mike Dunn becomes the first man to record a top speed in excess of 280 mph in an NHRA Funny Car when he runs 280.72 mph at Dallas, Texas, USA (1987).

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Series History
Drivers Mike Dunn , J.J. Lehto , Tony Longhurst , John Paul , Steve Soper