This Week in Racing History
Nimrod Racing Automobiles, which fielded Aston Martin-powered prototypes, disbands (1983).
Alberto Ascari wins the Swiss Grand Prix at Brengarten driving a Ferrari 500 (1953).
Alessandro Naninni, Marcel Tielmann, and Bernd Schneider drive a Mercedes CLK to victory in the FIA GT race at Suzuka, Japan (1997).
Niki Lauda wins the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort in a McLaren MP4/2B-TAG. Lauda's last F1 victory (1985).
Mark Donohue wins the Road America Can-Am race in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA, driving a Penske Porsche 917/30. Porsches sweep the first five finishing positions (1973).
A.J. Foyt drives the Oldsmobile Aerotech to a new closed-course speed record of 257.123 mph on the oval test track at Fort Stockton, Texas, USA (1987).
Racer Shan Groff born (1977).