People in this week in racing history include: Juha Piironen, Zora Arkus-Duntov, Gigi Villoresi, Franco Guzzi, John Karamesines, Reine Wisell and Glen Seton.
This Week in Racing History
Rally co-driver Juha Piironen is born (1951).
Zora Arkus-Duntov, champion of the Chevrolet Corvette, dies at age 86 (1996).
Gigi Villoresi drives a Maseratti 4CL to victory in the first post-WWII Grand Prix, in Nice, France (1946).
Franco Guzzi, who at various times had been Enzo Ferrari's secretary, ghost writer, press officer, and motor sport director, dies in Modena, Italy, at the age of 80 (2013).
Drag racing's first reported 200 mph speed is set by John "The Golden Greek" Karamesines with a 204.54 mph run at Alton Dragway in Alton, Illinoise, USA (1960).
Reine Wisell wins the F2 Pau Grand Prix driving a Lotus 69 (1971).
Glen Seton wins the ATCC race at Wanneroo, Western Australia, driving a Nissan Skyline (1987).