Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Bob Morriss wins the Australian Touring Car Championship race at Sandown, Australia (1979).
Eddie Sachs wins USAC race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA. He gains the nickname "Motor Mouth" after a longwinded victory circle speech (1961).
Rene Dreyfus drives a Delehaye to victory in the Grand Prix run in Pau, France (1938).
James Hunt wins the non-points F1 International Trophy at Silverstone, England, in a McLaren M23 (1976).
NASCAR stockcar racing great Curtis Turner born (1924).
Dan Gurney, multi-discipline racer and team owner, born in Port Jefferson, New York, USA (1931).
Dindo Capello and Tom Kristensen drive an Audi R8 to victory in the sports car race at Donnington Park in England (2001).