This Week in Racing (November 8-15)

This Week in Racing History November 8 - Masten Gregory, Grand Prix and sportscar racer in the '50s & '60s, dies of a heart attack (1985). November 9 - British Touring Car Championship driver David...

This Week in Racing History

November 8 - Masten Gregory, Grand Prix and sportscar racer in the '50s & '60s, dies of a heart attack (1985).

November 9 - British Touring Car Championship driver David Leslie born (1953).

November 10 - Ferrari F1 driver Eddie Irvine born (1965).

November 11 - NHRA Pro Stock dragracer Mark Pawuk born (1957).

November 12 - David Bruce-Brown wins the second American Grand Prize race and becomes the first American to win an internation Grand Prix (1910).

- George Eaton, Can-Am racer in the '60s & '70s, born (1945).

- Don Branson dies in accident during sprint car race at Gardena, California, USA (1966).

November 13 - Jeret Schroeder born, (1969).

- Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide is the last GP contested by March. Mauricio Gugelmin starts 19th and retires after accident. Ivan Capelli starts ninth and finishes sixth (1988).

- Larry Shinoda dies of a heart attack at his home in Novi, Michigan, USA. Best known for designing the bodies on the '63 Stingray and '70 Mustang Boss 302, he also drew the 1956 Indy 500 winning John Zink Special and Chaparral 2C & 2D (1997).

November 14 - Ted Prappas born (1955).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1998

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