This Week in Racing History (October 26-November 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 26 World of Outlaws driver Sammy Swindell born (1955). October 27 Art Arfons tops Craig Breedlove's twelve day old Land Speed Record by running 536.71 MPH/858.73 KPH in the Green Monster on...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

October 26
World of Outlaws driver Sammy Swindell born (1955).

October 27
Art Arfons tops Craig Breedlove's twelve day old Land Speed Record by running 536.71 MPH/858.73 KPH in the Green Monster on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Record would stand just over one year (1964).

October 28
Stuart Crow wins the Bosch-VW Super Vee race on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, USA (1989).

October 29
Paul Stewart, son of 3-time F1 champion Jackie Stewart, born (1965).

October 30
Kenny Bernstein becomes the first man to run faster than 310 mph in the 1/4-mile when he does 311.85 mph in the NHRA Top Fuel race at Pomona, California, USA (1994).

October 31
Larry "Spiderman" McBride makes the first sub-6-second 1/4-mile Top Fuel Motorcycle pass, at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas, USA. Pass was made in 5.993 seconds at 243.68 mph (1999).

November 1
Gerhard Berger drives a Ferrari F187 to victory in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka (1987).

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