Mike Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Jochen Rindt, at the wheel of a Roy Winkelman Racing Brabham BT23C, wins the BARC Thruxton Trophy F2 race (1968).
Paul Tracy wins the CART Grand Prix of Long Beach, California (2000).
J.J. Lehto and Marco Werner drive an Audi R8 to victory in the ALMS race at Road Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia, USA (2005).
Ted Horn wins the sprint car feature at the 1 mile oval in Trenton, New Jersey, USA. He also sets a 1-lap record of 40.36 seconds (1948).
Jackie Stewart, driving a Cosworth powered March 701, wins the Spanish GP at Jarama. First F1 win for March (1970).
"Junge Jim" Lieberman wins the East Coast "Mr. Chevrolet" funny car event at Capital Raceway in Crofton, Maryland, USA (1969).
Zora Arkus-Duntov, father of the Corvette, dies (1996)