Mike Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Phil Hill, America's first Formula One World Champion, dies at the age of 81 (2008).
Johnnie Parsons drives a Kurtis-Offy to victory in the AAA Championship race on the dirt track at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (1949).
Bruce McLaren, two-time Can-Am champion, the second child of parents Les and Ruth, born in Auckland, New Zealand (1937).
The first Southern California Sports Car Club event, time trials on public roads in the hills of Palos Verdes, California, USA, is held (1947).
Auto Avio Construzioni is founded by Enzo ferrari (1939).
Wally Dallenbach wins the USAC Ontario 500 at Ontario Motor Speedway in California, USA. Last USAC race in which Mark Donohue participates (1973).
Gerry Cusack and Bill Brown win the Surfer's Paradise 12 hour race in Queensland, Australia, driving a Ferrari 250LM (1967).