By By Michael Stucker. www.vintageRPM.com
This Week in Racing History
Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Jean-Pierre Jarier drive a Matra M670 to victory in the 6-hour endurance race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1974).
Earl Cooper drives a Stutz to victory in the 150 mile race at Tacoma, Washington, USA (1912).
The USAC Road Racing Championship race at Meadowdale International Raceway in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is won by Jim Jeffords in a Scarab-Chevy (1959).
Tony Adamowicz, driving an Eagle-Chevy, wins the SCCA FA Continental Championship race at Seattle International Raceway in Seattle, Washington, USA (1969).
Cruz Pedregon becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to break the 310 mph barrier when he records a top speed of 311.20 mph at Topeka, Kansas, USA (1996).
Porsche wins their first F1 race when Dan Gurney drives the type 804 to victory in the French GP, at Rouen (1962).
Peter Brock drives a Ford Sierra to victory in the ATCC Group A race at Oran Park, New South Wales, Australia (1989).