This Week in Racing History
Doug Van Riet wins the first Rand Grand Prix Handicap at the Earl Howe Circuit outside of Johannesburg, South Africa (1937).
First motor racing meet takes place on the new brick surface at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1909).
Hellé Nice, driving a Bugatti T35C, sets a Montlhery track record by averaging 123.057 MPH over 10 kilometers (1929).
Touring car driver Jeff Allam born in Epsom, England (1954).
Sports car and F1 driver Karl Wendlinger born in Kufstein, Austria (1968).
Dragracer Lori Johns born (1965).
NASCAR great David Pearson born (1934).