People in this week in racing history include: Lucy O'Reilly Schell, Charles Stewart Rolls, Lothat Motschenbacher, Dan Blocker, Keke Rosberg, Peter Gethin and Blaine Johnson.
This Week in Racing History
Lucy O'Reilly Schell finishes 12th, driving a Bugatti, in the Baule Grand Prix in France. She is the first, and only, American woman to drive in a Grand Prix, and she would drive in three more (1927).
The final motor sport event held at Donnington Park, England, before the start of WWII is a motorcycle race. Motor racing will not return to Donnington until 1977 (1939).
Charles Stewart Rolls, one of the founder of Rolls-Royce Limited, is born (1877).
Lothat Motschenbacher wins the USRRC race at Mid Ohio in Lexington, Ohio, USA, driving the McLaren-Olds owned by actor Dan Blocker (1966).
Keke Rosberg drives a Williams to victory in the Swiss Grand Prix held in Dijon, France (1982).
Peter Gethin scores Team McLaren's 19th straight Can-Am victory when he wins at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (1970).
Blaine Johnson killed in accident during qualifying for NHRA US Nationals drag race in Indianapolis, Indiana (1996).