People in this week in racing history include: John Greenwood, Jean-Pierre Nicolas, Michel Vial, Wendell Scott, Stirling Moss, Manuel Reuter and Les Graham.
This Week in Racing History
John Greenwood drives a Greenwood Corvette to victory in the IMSA sports car race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1974).
Alpine Renault A110s finish 1-2-3 in the Tour de Cours rally in France, with Jean-Pierre Nicolas and Michel Vial on board the winning car (1973).
Wendell Scott, the first African-American NASCAR racer, dies of spinal cancer at age 69 (1990).
Stirling Moss, driving an Aston Martin DBR2, wins the Governor's Trophy race at Nassau in the Bahamas (1959).
South African sports car racer Sarel van der Merwe born (1946).
Touring and sports car racer Manuel Reuter is born in Mainz, Germany (1961).
Les Graham, who will later win the first post-WWII 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship, is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross by the Royal Air Force (1944).