This Week in Racing History
October 25 - Stuart Lewis-Evans dies in East Grinstead, Sussex, England, from burns suffered in accident during Moroccan Grand Prix, six days earlier (1958).
- Dan Gurney wins the Mexican Grand Prix in a Brabham-Climax. Last Grand Prix for Phil Hill (1964).
October 26 - World of Outlaws racer Sammy Swindell born (1955).
October 27 - Deborah Gregg born (1955).
- Art Arfons sets one-mile Land Speed Record of 536.71 MPH in his Green Monster (1964).
October 28 - Bernie Ecclestone born (1930).
October 29 - Paul Stewart born (1965).
- Bobby Allison and David Pearson finish 1-2 in Holman+Moody Fords in the NASCAR Grand National race at Rockingham, North Carolina, USA (1967).
October 30 - Pre-war racer Eddie Rickenbacker scores his 26th and final "kill" as an American fighter pilot in WWI (1918).
- CART team owner Tony Bettenhausen Jr. born (1951).
- Three-time Indy 500 winner Wilbur Shaw dies in plane crash near Decatur, Indiana, USA (1954).
October 31 - Sportscar racer Derek Bell born (1941).
Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).
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