Mike Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Luigi Fagioli wins the Monaco Grand Prix at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz (1935).
Bob Burman, driving the "Blitzen Benz", sets records in the flying mile (141.732 mph) and flying kilometer (140.865 mph) on Ormand- Daytona Beach in Florida, USA (1911).
First motorcycle races held on the 1/4-mile board track at Beverly Hills, California, USA. Jim Davis wins the main event on a Harley-Davidson (1921).
Only 7 of 21 cars finish the 1000 km World Championship of Makes race at Monza, Italy. The race, run in torrential rain, is won by Jackie Ickx and Clay Regazzoni in a Ferrari 312PB (1972).
Lloyd Ruby drives the Daniels Cablevision Laycock-Offy to victory in the USAC Championship race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1970).
Alain Prost wins the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, Italy, in a McLaren MP4/2C-TAG (1986).
Johnny Servoz-Gavin drives a Matra-Ford 630 to victory in the Coupe de l'USA sports car race at Montlhery, France (1968).