This Week in Racing History (October 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 3 Jackie Ickx and Jochen Mass drive a Rothmans Porsche 956 to victory in the World Endurance Championship 6-hour race at Fuji, Japan (1982). October 4 Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Lotus 72 to...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

October 3
Jackie Ickx and Jochen Mass drive a Rothmans Porsche 956 to victory in the World Endurance Championship 6-hour race at Fuji, Japan (1982).

October 4
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Lotus 72 to his first F1 victory in the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, New York. Jochen Rindt posthumously wins the World Driving title (1970).

October 5
Bob Wolleck and Scott Pruett drive the Bayside Porsche 962 to victory in the IMSA Camel GT race at Columbus, Ohio, USA (1986).

October 6
Mickey Thompson, driving the four-engined four-wheel drive (two engines powering the front wheels and two the rears) Challenger, sets 16 world and United States speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats (1959).

October 7
Larry "Spiderman" McBride becomes the first Top Fuel Motorcycle racer to run a sub-6.5 second quartermile with an elapse time of 6.49 seconds at Atco, New Jersey, USA (1991).

October 8
Innes Ireland drives a Lotus-Climax to victory in the United States Grand Prix. First USGP held at Watkins Glen, New York. First Team Lotus win in a championship qualifying Grand Prix. Tony Brooks finishes third in his last GP (1961).

October 9
Mario Andretti drives in his final CART Champ Car race. He DNFs while lying seventh. Paul Tracy wins the race at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1994).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Paul Tracy , Scott Pruett , Mario Andretti , Emerson Fittipaldi , Jochen Mass , Tony Brooks , Jochen Rindt
Teams Team Lotus