This Week in Racing History
On the ski slopes of Switzerland, Craig Pollock tells driver Jacques Villeneuve that he is leaving the BAR team (2001).
NASCAR stockcar racer Jimmy Spencer born (1957).
Doug Van Riet wins the first Rand Grand Prix Handicap at the Earl Howe Circuit outside of Johannesburg, South Africa (1937).
2003 CART Champ Car champion Paul Tracy born (1968).
Midget and Indy Car racer Stan Fox is killed in a road accident in New Zealand at the age of 48 (2000).
The first Matra 3-liter V12 engine comes to life on a test-bench (1967).
Formula One and sportscar racer Karl Wendlinger born (1968).