This Week in Racing History
F1 and sports car driver Howden Ganley born (1941).
Tony Schumacher, 1999 NHRA Top Fuel Champion and son of former NHRA Funny Car Champion Don Schumacher, born (1969).
Designer Adrian Newey born (1958).
Carlo Chiti, one-time engineer for Alfa Romeo and Ferrari, and co-founder of both ATS and Autodelta, born in Pistola, Italy (1924).
William Tyler "Grumpy" Jenkins, drag racer and creator of the NHRA's Pro Stock class, born (1930).
Mike Sorokin dies during a drag race in Orange County, California, USA, when his clutch explodes and tears his rail dragster in half (1967).
Sterling Moss knighted by Queen Elizabeth (1999).