This Week in Racing History
Pete Hamilton drives a Petty Plymouth Superbird to victory in the NASCAR Grand National race at Talladega, Alabama, USA (1970).
Vincenzo Lancia, racer and founder of the Lancia automobile company, is born in Fobello, Italy (1881).
Jo Siffert drives a Porsche 908 to victory in the Austrian Grand Prix for sports cars at Zeltweg (1968).
Hans Stuck wins the first Swiss Grand Prix, held at Bremgarten in Berne, driving an Auto Union "P-Wagen" (1934).
George Eyston, driving the aero-engined Thunderbolt, sets a new World Land Speed Record of 345.20 mph/555.42 kph (1938).
Jochen Rindt wins the F2 Guards' Trophy Race at Brands Hatch, England, driving a Roy Winkelmann Racing Brabham BT23 (1967).
Peter Revson drives a Team McLaren M8F-Chevrolet to victory in the Can-Am race at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (1971).