Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
1972 Can-Am and Trans-Am Champion George Follmer born (1934).
NHRA funnycar driver Al Hoffman born (1947).
Roberto Moreno drives a Ralt RT4-Ford to victory in the Formula Pacific Selanger Grand Prix in Shah Alam, Malaysia (1981).
Alfa Romeo acquires Autodelta, making it their in-house racing department (1964).
Scuderia Ferrari is formed (1929).
Peter Gethin drives a Chevron B26 to victory in the sports car race at Welkom, South Africa (1972).
Wendell Scott, the first African-American NASCAR racer, dies of spinal cancer at age 69 (1990).