This Week in Racing History (September 30-October 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker September 30 Six-time IMSA champion Al Holbert dies in a plane crash near Columbus, Ohio (1988). October 1 Dick Johnson and John Bowe drive a Ford Sierra to victory in the Toohey's 1000 at Mount...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

September 30
Six-time IMSA champion Al Holbert dies in a plane crash near Columbus, Ohio (1988).

October 1
Dick Johnson and John Bowe drive a Ford Sierra to victory in the Toohey's 1000 at Mount Panarama in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia (1989).

October 2
NASCAR team owner Banjo Matthews dies at age 64 after a long illness (1996).

October 3
F1 and sportscar racer Andrea de Adamich born in Trieste, Italy (1941).

October 4
Parnelli Jones drives a Ford Mustang Boss 302 to victory in the Mission Bell 200 Trans-Am race at Riverside, California, USA. Final race as a driver for Dan Gurney. Bert Everette wins the Under-2-Liter race in an Alfa GTA (1970).

October 5
Art Arfons drives his Green Monster to a new World Land Speed Record of 434.02 mph (1964).

October 6
Armin Hahne and John Goss drive a Jaguar XJS to victory in the James Hardie 1000 at Mount Panarama in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia (1985).

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Series History
Drivers Dan Gurney , Parnelli Jones , Al Holbert , John Bowe , Dick Johnson , John Goss , Armin Hahne