This week in racing history (October 12-18)

People in this week in racing history include: Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen, Dave MacDonald, Bernd Rosemeyer, George Follmer, Mark Donohue, Sir John Whitmore, Dario Franchitti, and William "Billy" Young.

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October 12
Audi R8s finish 1-2 in the ALMS race at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, USA. Dindo Capello and Tom Kristensen finishing ahead of Frank Beila and Stefan Johansson (2002).

October 13
Dave MacDonald drives a King Cobra-Ford to victory in the USAC-sanctioned Time Grand Prix at Riverside, California, USA (1963).

October 14
Bernd Rosemeyer, Grand Prix racing great of the 1930s, is born at Lingen an der Ems, Germany (1909).

October 15
George Follmer wins the Can-Am race at Laguna Seca, California, USA, in a Penske Porsche 917/10K.  Mark Donohue finishes second in the other Penske Porsche to give the team a 1-2 finish (1972).

October 16
Racer Sir John Whitmore born (1937).

October 17
Dario Franchitti wins the CART Honda Grand Prix in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia (1999).

October 18
William "Billy" Young takes the Top Eliminator drag racing win at Vargo Dragway in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA, driving a Ford Mustang (1964).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Stefan Johansson , Tom Kristensen , Frank Biela , Dario Franchitti , George Follmer , John Whitmore , Dindo Capello , Mark Donohue
Article type Special feature