This Week in Racing History
NASCAR champion Ned Jarrett born (1932).
Jim Hall, driving a Maserati Tipo 61, wins the feature race at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (1960).
Bruce McLaren, driving a Cooper-Climax, wins the first USGP. McLaren, age 22, is the youngest GP winner, up to that time. His teammate, Jack Brabham, clinches his first World Driving Title. Only USGP held at Sebring, Florida. Roger Ward drives a Kurtis Midget, powered by a 1.7-liter 4-cylinder Offenhauser, in the race. Just before the race, Harry Schell has his Cooper moved from the 10th to the 3rd starting position by convincing officials to accept a "suspiciously" fast practice time -- he had shortcut a remote section of track (1959).
Vaso Bill "Vuky" Vukovich Sr., Indy 500 winner, born (1918).
NASCAR founded by Bill France Sr. (1942).
Indycar mechanic Clint Brawner born (1916).
John von Neuman, racer, car owner, sports car importer and founder of the California Sports Car Club, born in Vienna, Austria (1921).