This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker
Lotus founder Colin Chapman dies (1982).
First motor racing meet takes place on the brick surface at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1909).
Chasseloup-Laubat, driving a Jeantaud, sets the first World Land Speed Record at 39.24 mph (1898).
Swedish racer Robert Amren born (1968).
British racer Phil Andrews born (1968).
An order is placed for a Porsche 956A, which ends up being chassis 100017, a car Jim Clark will later race (1956).
Wendell Scott, the first black to race in the NASCAR Grand National series, dies of spinal cancer (1990).