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).

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