Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
The Lancia Beta Monte Carlo Group 6 racer is debuted to the press at the Pinninfarina factory in Italy (1978).
Touring car driver Jeff Allam born in Epsom, England (1954).
Indy Car racer and TV announcer Scott Goodyear born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1959).
1962 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion Gary Hocking dies in the crash of the Lotus F1 car he is driving in Durban, South Africa (1962).
NHRA Top Fuel dragracer Shelly Anderson born (1965).
The Audi R8 endurance racer turns a wheel for the first time (1999).
John Cooper, builder of the first mid-engined F1 and Indy cars, dies at the age of 77 (2000).