This Week in Racing History
Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme finish 1-2 in their Team McLaren M8B-Chevrolets in the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA, Can-Am race (1969).
Mario Andretti drives the Mataka brothers' midget to victory at Hatfield, Pennsylvania, USA, for his first ARDC win (1962).
Peter Gethin wins the F2 race at Brands Hatch, England (1968).
Ferdinand Porsche born in Maffersdorf, Bohemia (1875).
USAC open-wheel racer Dave Darland born (1966),
Joe Amato becomes the first NHRA Top Fuel driver surpass the 280 mph mark when he runs 282.13 mph during the US Nationals at Indianapolis, Indiana (1987).
Rally driver Rhys Millen born in Auckland, New Zealand (1972).