This week in racing history (November 17-23)

People in this week in racing history include: Soichiro Honda, Francois Duval, George Eyston, Stefan Bellof, Jacque Laffite, Ronnie Sox and Paul Hawkins.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

November 17
Soichiro Honda, founder of the Honda Motor Company, born in Komyo, Japan (1906).

Jacques Laffite
Jacques Laffite

Photo by: Rainier Ehrhardt

November 18
Rally driver Francois Duval born in Chimay, Belgium (1980).

November 19
George Eyston drives the Thunderbolt 1 at Bonneville to a new LSR of 311.42 mph/499.20 kph (1937).

November 20
F1 and endurance racer Stefan Bellof is born (1957).

November 21
F1 racer Jacque Laffite is born in Paris, France (1943).

November 22
Ronnie Sox becomes the first person to run 140 mph at the end of the 1/4-mile in an NHRA Pro Stock car when he runs 140.18 mph at Ontario, California, USA (1970).

November 23
Paul Hawkins drives a Ferrari to victory in the Springbok Cape 3 hour sports car race in Killarney, South Africa (1968).

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Tags bellof, eyston, hawkins, history, honda, laffite, sox, uval