People in this week in racing history include: Herbert Muller, George Wicken, Mel Kenyon, Sir Frank Williams, Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick, Peter Gregg, and A.J. Foyt
This Week in Racing History
Herbert Muller drives a Porsche 917/30 to victory in the Interserie race at Hockenheim, West Germany (1975).
George Wicken, the "Flying Milkman", wins the International London Trophy race at Brand Hatch, England, driving a Norton-powered Cooper Mk6 (1952).
USAC Champ Car racer Mel Kenyon born (1933).
Sir Frank Williams, founder and team principal of the Williams Formula One team, is born in South Shields, County Durham, England (1942).
With a time of 9.97 seconds during a meet in York, Pennsylvania, USA, Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to run the quarter-mile in under 10 seconds (1965).
Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood win their first IMSA race in a Porsche 914/6 GT (1971).
A.J. Foyt drives a Watson-Offenhauser to victory in the USAC Championship race in Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1964).