This week in racing history (October 19-25)

People in this week in racing history include: Hermann Lang, Dave MacDonald, Benny Parsons, Ernst Henne, Tony Brooks, Nino Farina, and Tracey Hines.

This Week in Racing History by Michael Stucker —

October 19
Hermann Lang, who won Grand Prix races and the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Mercedes-Benz, dies of natural causes (1987).

October 20
Dave MacDonald drives a King Cobra Cooper-Ford to victory in the USAC-sanctioned Pacific Grand Prix for sports cars at Laguna Seca, near Monterey, California, USA (1963).

October 21
Benny Parsons clinches the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship (1973).

October 22
Ernst Henne, riding a supercharged BMW, sets a new motorcycle world speed record of 272 kph/169 mph (1936).

October 23
Tony Brooks drives a Connaught to victory in the non-championship Syracuse Grand Prix on the Italian island of Sicily (1955).

October 24
Nino Farina gives Ferrari their first F1 victory when he wins a minor event at Lake Garda in a Type 125 (1948).

October 25
Tracey Hines wins the 33-lap Sammy Sessions Memorial USAC sprint car race at Winchester, Indiana, USA (1999).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Benny Parsons , Tony Brooks
Article type Special feature
Tags dave macdonald, ernst henne, hermann lang, nino farina, tracey hines