This Week in Racing History
Sports car and historic racer Bob Akin dies from injuries suffered in the crash of a 1988 Nissan GTP-ZX Turbo he was testing at Road Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia, USA (2002).
Richard Petty wins the Darlington 400 NASCAR stock car race in a Plymouth Belvedere at Darlington, South Carolina, USA (1966).
Patrick Tambay drives a Ferrari 126C2 to victory in the Grand Prix of San Marino in Imola, Italy (1983).
French fighter pilot, politician, and sports prototype constructor Andre Moynet dies in Nice, France (1993).
Jo Siffert and Brian Redman drive a Porsche 908/3 to victory in the Targa Florio road race in Sicily (1970).
Grand Prix and sports car driver Count Wolfgang Alexander Graf Berghe “Taffy” von Trips born in Cologne, Germany (1928).
First La Carrera Panamerica road race begins. 132 cars enter the 5 day, 2178 mile race running the length of Mexico from Jaurez, on the Texas border, to El Ocotal, on the border with Guatemala. Hershel McGriff will win in an Oldsmobile (1950).