This Week in Racing History
Ronnie Peterson drives a John Player Special Lotus 72 to victory in the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona (1973).
Bob Blake drives a Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in the sports car race at Vaca Valley, California, USA (1960).
Al Holbert drives a Chevrolet-powered March to victory in the IMSA Camel GT race at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1983).
Both heats of the Interseries Shell Cup race are won by Arturo Mezario driving a Ferrari 512M (1971).
Neil Allen drives a Chevrolet-powered Elfin ME5 to victory in the Royal Automobile Club Trophy Race at Warwick Farms, Australia (1970).
14-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force born (1949).
The Targa Florio road race is won by Jo Bonnier and Carlos Abate in a 2-liter Porsche prototype (1963).