October 1-10

October 1
October 1, 1891 Ernie Ansterburg born
October 1, 1910 William Endicott won the Massapequa Sweepstakes at Long Island
October 1, 1910 Frank Gelnaw won the Wheatley Hills Sweepstakes at Long Island
October 1, 1910 Harry Grant won the Vanderbilt Cup at Long Island
October 1, 1912 David Bruce-Brown died
October 1, 1921 Earl Cooper won the San Joaquin Valley Classic at Fresno
October 1, 1921 Alton Soules died
October 1, 1950 Tony Bettenhausen won the Springfield 100 at Springfield
October 1, 1960 Jim Packard died
October 1, 1967 A. J. Foyt won the Golden State 100 at Sacramento
October 1, 1970 Raúl Riganti died
October 1, 1978 A. J. Foyt won the Daily Empress Indy Silverstone at Silverstone
October 1, 1985 Ninian Sanderson died
October 1, 1990 Leon Clum died
October 1, 2000 Jimmy Vasser won the Texaco Grand Prix of Houston at Houston
October 2
October 2, 1874 Lee Frayer born
October 2, 1912 Ralph DePalma won the Vanderbilt Cup at Milwaukee
October 2, 1920 Jimmy Murphy won the San Joaquin Valley Classic at Fresno
October 2, 1921 Mike Nazaruk born
October 2, 1925 Paul Goldsmith born
October 2, 1926 Peter DePaolo won the Fresno 25 at Fresno
October 2, 1926 Frank Lockhart won the Fresno 50 at Fresno
October 2, 1927 Sam Swank died
October 2, 1956 Lucky Lux died
October 2, 1996 Banjo Matthews died
October 2, 2010 Buddie Boys died
October 2, 2010 Scott Dixon won the Cafés do Brasil Indy 300 at Homestead
October 2, 2011 Ed Carpenter won the Kentucky Indy 300 at Kentucky
October 3
October 3, 1924 Earl Cooper won the Raisin Day Classic at Fresno
October 3, 1925 Fred Comer won the San Joaquin Valley Classic at Fresno
October 3, 1927 Chuck Hulse born
October 3, 1969 Max Papis born
October 3, 1969 Alessandro Zampedri born
October 3, 1970 Al Unser won the Trenton 300 at Trenton
October 3, 1971 Bobby Unser won the Marlboro 300 at Trenton
October 3, 1987 Martin Plowman born
October 3, 1992 Emerson Fittipaldi won the Marlboro Challenge at Nazareth
October 3, 1993 Paul Tracy won the Toyota Grand Prix of Monterey at Laguna Seca
October 3, 2004 Adrián Fernández won the Toyota Indy 400 at Fontana
October 4
October 4, 1916 Mel McGaughy born
October 4, 1928 Bob Scott born
October 4, 1946 Barney Oldfield died
October 4, 1953 Jess Calohan died
October 4, 1970 Curtis Turner died
October 4, 1970 Al Unser won the Golden State 100 at Sacramento
October 4, 1980 Sarah Fisher born
October 4, 1981 Rick Mears won the Watkins Glen 200 at Watkins Glen
October 4, 1983 Dan Clarke born
October 4, 1986 Emerson Fittipaldi won the Race for Life 200 at Elkhart Lake
October 4, 1992 Denis Hulme died
October 4, 1992 Bobby Rahal won the Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix at Nazareth
October 4, 1998 Dario Franchitti won the Texaco Grand Prix of Houston at Houston
October 5
October 5, 1893 Eddie Meyer born
October 5, 1895 John Vance born
October 5, 1912 Caleb Bragg won the American Grand Prize at Milwaukee
October 5, 1912 Harry Endicott won the Wisconsin Challenge Trophy Race at Milwaukee
October 5, 1912 Mortimer Roberts won the Pabst Blue Ribbon Trophy Race at Milwaukee
October 5, 1933 George Clark died
October 5, 1946 Bill Holland won the Lakewood Race 6 at Lakewood
October 5, 1946 Tommy Hinnershitz won the Winston-Salem Race at Winston-Salem
October 5, 1952 Joe Jagersberger died
October 5, 1962 Michael Andretti born
October 5, 1976 J. J. Yeley born
October 5, 2011 Smokey Snellbaker died
October 5, 2013 Scott Dixon won the

The Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Race 1

at Houston
October 6
October 6, 1940 Eddie Pullen died
October 6, 1946 Tony Bettenhausen won the Goshen 100 at Goshen
October 6, 1946 Hal Robson won the Dayton Race 5 at Dayton
October 6, 1946 Bill Holland won the Greensboro Race 2 at Greensboro
October 6, 1946 Lucky Lux won the Williams Grove Race 9 at Williams Grove
October 6, 1959 W. H. Farr died
October 6, 1959 Willard Prentiss died
October 6, 1970 Fredrik Ekblom born
October 6, 1973 Gary Bettenhausen won the Texas 200 at TWS
October 6, 1985 Bobby Rahal won the Stroh's 300K at Laguna Seca
October 6, 1990 Rick Mears won the Marlboro Challenge at Nazareth
October 6, 1991 Arie Luyendyk won the Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix at Nazareth
October 6, 2001 Sam Hornish, Jr. won the Chevy 500 at Ft. Worth
October 6, 2002 Cristiano da Matta won the Grand Prix Americas at Miami
October 6, 2013 Will Power won the

The Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Race 2

at Houston
October 7
October 7, 1895 Eddie Miller born
October 7, 1915 Harry Grant died
October 7, 1916 Buzz Barton born
October 7, 1978 Rick Mears won the Daily Mail Indy Trophy at Brands Hatch
October 7, 1990 Emerson Fittipaldi won the Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix at Nazareth
October 7, 1995 Louis Meyer died
October 7, 2001 Gil de Ferran won the Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Houston at Houston
October 8
October 8, 1877 George Clark born
October 8, 1890 Eddie Rickenbacker born
October 8, 1896 Johnny Seymour born
October 8, 1901 Russ Snowberger born
October 8, 1909 Everett Saylor born
October 8, 1910 Spider Webb born
October 8, 1919 Jack McGrath born
October 8, 1931 Dean Shirley born
October 8, 1954 Fulvio Ballabio born
October 8, 1983 Mario Andretti won the Caesars Palace Grand Prix III at Las Vegas
October 9
October 9, 1908 Al Putnam born
October 9, 1909 George Robertson won the Philadelphia Race at Philadelphia
October 9, 1911 Hughie Hughes won the Philadelphia Race (231-300 ci) at Philadelphia
October 9, 1911 Louis Disbrow won the Philadelphia Race (301-450 ci) at Philadelphia
October 9, 1911 Ralph Mulford won the Philadelphia Race (451-600 ci) at Philadelphia
October 9, 1911 Erwin Bergdoll won the Philadelphia Race (601-750 ci) at Philadelphia
October 9, 1915 Gil Anderson won the Astor Cup at Sheepshead Bay
October 9, 1928 Pat O'Connor born
October 9, 1949 Jimmy Gibbons died
October 9, 1966 Vincenzo Sospiri born
October 9, 1966 Jackie Stewart won the Fuji Race at Fuji
October 9, 1987 Letterio Cucinotta died
October 9, 1992 Edward Leipert died
October 9, 1994 Paul Tracy won the Toyota Grand Prix of Monterey at Laguna Seca
October 10
October 10, 1890 George Ainslee born
October 10, 1904 Teddy Rayson born
October 10, 1926 Ralph Liguori born
October 10, 1930 Arnie Knepper born
October 10, 1948 Billy Scott born
October 10, 1948 Ted Horn died
October 10, 1948 Johnnie Parsons won the DuQuoin 100 at DuQuoin
October 10, 1952 Roy Francis died
October 10, 1977 Roger Yasukawa born
October 10, 1982 Hideki Mutoh born
October 10, 2009 Dario Franchitti won the Firestone Indy 300 at Homestead
October 10, 2016 Tony Adamowicz died

 

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