Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Fred Agabashian, driving a Kurtis-Offenhauser, wins the AAA Championship race on the dirt oval at Sacramento, California, USA (1949).
Hap Sharp drives a Chaparral 2 to victory in the USAC sanctioned Los Angeles Times Grand Prix at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California, USA (1965).
Ricardo Rodriguez dies on the way to the hospital after crashing his Lotus during practice for the non-championship Mexican Grand Prix (1962).
Bobby Rahal drives a March 75B to victory in the Formula B race during the SCCA Champion Spark Plug Road Racing Classic at Road Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia, USA (1975).
Ayrton Senna wins the Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide in a McLaren-Honda (1991).
Johnnie Parsons wins the AAA Championship race on the dirt oval in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, driving a Kurtis-Offenhauser (1951).
Grand Prix and Le Mans winner Louis Rosier born in Chapdes-Beaufort, France (1905).