Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) is incorporated in Boston by seven sports car enthusiasts (1944).
Two-time World Superbike Champion Colin Edwards born (1974).
Richard Petty scores his first NASCAR victory when he wins on the dirt track at the Charlotte Fairgrounds (1960).
Tim Mayer dies in a crash during practice for the Tasman series race at Longford, Tasmania, Australia (1964).
Jody Scheckter drives a Ford-powered Tyrrell 007 to victory in the South African Grand Prix (1975).
Michael Andretti drives a Swift-Ford to victory in the CART Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead, Florida, USA. First CART win for Swift in their first CART race (1997).
The Intrepid, with Wayne Taylor driving, makes its IMSA GTP racing debut with a second place finish at West Palm Beach, Florida, USA (1991).