Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Jim Hall, driving a Maserati Tipo 61, wins the feature race at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (1960).
F1 and Indy 500 champion Emerson Fittipaldi born in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1946).
Vaso Bill "Vuky" Vukovich Sr., Indy 500 winner, born (1918).
NASCAR, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, founded by Bill France Sr. (1947).
Hélène Delangle, who raced under the name Hellé Nice, born in Aunaysous-Auneau, France (1900).
John von Neumann, racer, car owner, sports car importer and founder of the California Sports Car Club, born in Vienna, Austria (1921).
Peter Gethin drives a Chevron B26 to victory in the sports car race in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (1972).