People in this week in racing history include: Dan Gurney, Daniel MacKinlay Jr., L. de Dantos, Ned Jarrett, Jim Hall, Emerson Fittipaldi, Ferdinand Porsche and Corso Marche.
This Week in Racing History
Driving Frank Arciero's 4.9L Ferrari, Dan Gurney wins the sports car race at Paramount Ranch, California, USA (1957).
Daniel MacKinlay Jr., driving a Spyker, and L. de Dantos, driving a Daracq, finish in a dead-heat in the first documented auto competition in Argentina, a trial from Buenos Aires to Tigre (1906).
NASCAR champion Ned Jarrett born (1932).
Jim Hall, driving a Maserati Tipo 61, wins the feature race at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (1960).
F1 and Indy 500 champion Emerson Fittipaldi born in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1946).
Dr. Ferdinand Porsche starts his own company (1930).
The official launch of the Lancia 037 rally car occurs during the Fiat Competition press conference at Corso Marche in Turin Italy (1981).