This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker
Sportscar racer John Fitch born in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1917).
Ralph DePalma drives a Stutz to a 10 mile World Record Time of 6 minutes and 9.18 seconds at Des Moines Speedway in Iowa, USA (1915).
Mike Parkes drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Peco Trophy race at Brands Hatch, England (1962).
Donnie Allison, with relief help from Darrell Waltrip, wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Talladego, Alabama, USA (1977).
Bobby Hill and Billy Huber finish in a dead heat in the 10-mile National Championship motorcycle race at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Only dead heat in American Motorcycle Association History (1948).
Sheldon Kinser wins an exhibition race at the Indianaplois Motor Speedway held for the Rural Letter Carriers Convention (1978).
Jo Siffert and Kurt Ahrens win the Austrian Grand Prix for sportscars at the Osterreichring, giving the Porsche 917 its first victory (1969).