This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker
Benny Parsons clinches the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship (1973).
At Rockingham, North Carolina, USA, Mark Martin scores his first NASCAR stockcar win (1989).
October 23 NHRA Top Fuel dragster driver Larry Dixon born (1966).
Jo Siffert dies in crash during non-championship F1 race at Brands Hatch, England (1971).
October 25 Dan Gurney wins the Mexican Grand Prix in a Brabham-Climax. Last Grand Prix for Phil Hill. John Surtees clinches the F1 Driving Championship (1964).
Butch Leitzinger wins the IMSA World Sports Car race and title at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, USA, in a Ford powered R&S MkIII (1997).
Art Arfons drives his Green Monster to a new World Land Speed Record of 536.71 mph (1964).