People in this week in racing history include: Ed "The Ace" McCulluch, Jim Hall, Max Papis, Wayne Taylor, Scott Sharpe, Jim Pace, Rob Morgan, Charles Morgan, Malcolm Campbell, and John Nielson.
This Week in Racing History
Drag racer Ed "The Ace" McCulluch born (1942).
Jim Hall wins the first United States Road Racing Championship race, at Daytona, Florida, USA, driving a Cooper Monaco (1963).
Despite a late race bonzai run by Ferrari 333SP driver Max Papis, the Oldsmobile R&S MkIII of Wayne Taylor, Scott Sharpe, and Jim Pace wins the 24 Hours of Daytona. Oldsmobile also takes first in the GTS-1 class with Rob and Charles Morgan's Aurora finishing seventh overall (1996).
Malcolm Campbell drives his Napier-Campbell to a World Land Speed record of 256.086 MPH (1931).
The BMW M1C, built for IMSA GTP competition, rolls out of the March factory (1981).
Sportscar racer John Nielson born (1956).
Revised Ferrari GTO granted homologation by the FIA (1964).