Mike, Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Paul Baras drives a Daraq to a new Land Speed Record of 104.52 mph/167.23 kph at Ostend, Belgium (1904).
Roger Barlow drives a Talbot-Fagoni to victory in the Southern California Sports Car Club time trials on the Davis Motorcar Company test track in San Fernando, California, USA (1948).
Gerhard Berger leads home Michele Alboreto for a Ferarri 1-2 finish in the Australian Grand Prix on the streets of Adelaide (1987).
Roger Penske Enterprises and Volkswagen of America officially announce that Penske Racing will field a Porsche 917/10 in the Can-Am series for the Porsche+Audi division of Volkswagen (1971).
Fireball Roberts wins the inaugural NASCAR race at Augusta International Raceway in Hephzibah, Georgia, USA, driving a Ford. 77,000 people were expected but only 14,000 attended (1963).
The first W25 Grand Prix car completes its first runs around the Mercedes-Benz factory perimeter (1933).
Mario Andretti, at the wheel of an Brawner-Ford, wins the USAC Championship race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1967).