This Week in Racing History (October 29-November 4)

This Week in Racing History October 30 Three-time Indy 500 winner Wilbur Shaw dies in a plane crash (1954). October 31 Gary Scelzi sets an NHRA Top Fuel 1/4 mile elapse-time record of 4.480 seconds at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas,...

This Week in Racing History

October 30
Three-time Indy 500 winner Wilbur Shaw dies in a plane crash (1954).

October 31
Gary Scelzi sets an NHRA Top Fuel 1/4 mile elapse-time record of 4.480 seconds at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas, USA (1999).


Dr. Peter Talbot, Chief Steward of the Monterey Historics, dies at age 83 (1999).

November 1
The American Motor League is formed (1894).


Mika Hakkinen wins the Japanese GP and his first Formula One World Title at Suzuka in a McLaren- Mercedes (1998).

Novenber 2
Lee Iacocca named Vice President and General Manager of the Ford Division of Ford Motor Company (1960).

November 3
Sportscar special builder Bill Sadler inducted into the Canadian MotorSport Hall of Fame (1998).

November 4
Sprint and midget racer Tim Allison born (1958).

Copyright 2000 Michael J. Stucker

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