This Week in Racing History
William Tyler "Grumpy" Jenkins, drag racer and creator of the NHRA's Pro Stock class, is born (1930).
Donald Campbell pilots the Bluebird K7 to a water speed record of 276.33 mph on Lake Dumbleyung in Australia (1964).
F1 racer and multiple Le Mans winner Jackie Ickx is born in Brussels, Belgium (1945).
Walter Sobraske, machinist for Miller, Schofield, Offenhauser, and Meyer & Drake (later shop foreman), born in West Virginia, USA (1901).
Sprint car builder and Indy 500 crew chief Wally Meskowski dies at the age of 64 (1980).
Graeme Lawrence drives a Ferrari Dino 246 to victory in Tasman Cup race at Levin, New Zealand (1970).
Mark Donohue wins the SCCA A Production race at Upper Marlboro, Maryland, driving a Cobra (1964).