Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Stirling Moss, driving a Lotus 19-Climax, wins both 100-mile heats of the Pacific Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, California, USA. Carroll Shelby wins the USAC Road Racing Championship title. Last race as a driver for Shelby (1960).
Nino Farina gives Ferrari their first F1 victory when he wins a minor event at Lake Garda in a Type 125 (1948).
Jackie Ickx wins the Mexican Grand Prix on the Ricardo Rodriguez circuit driving a Ferrari 312B (1970).
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Camaro to victory in round 2 of the IROC series, at Riverside, California, USA (1974).
Rodger Ward, at the wheel of a Watson-Offenhauser, wins the USAC Championship race on the dirt oval in Sacremento, California, USA (1963).
Bernie Ecclestone, one-time owner of Brabham and president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration, born in Suffolk, England (1930).
Gordon Johncock, driving a Wildcat powered by a DGS-Offenhauser engine, wins the USAC Championship race on the oval at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1977).