This Week in Racing History
Malcolm Campbell sets a Land Speed Record of 174.833 mph in his Bluebird at Pen Pine (1927).
Lee Shepherd becomes the first man to drive an NHRA Pro Stock car faster than 170 mph over the 1/4-mile when he runs 174.08 mph at Pomona, California, USA (1982).
The 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race is won by Ken Miles and Loyd Ruby driving a Ford GT40 MkII (1966).
Bruce McLaren drives a Cooper-Climax to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires (1960).
Revised Ferrari GTO granted homologation by FIA (1964).
Jimmy Bryant, driving a Mercury, wins the USAC stock car race on the dirt track at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1958).
Marshall Teague, driving a Hudson Hornet, wins his second straight NASCAR race on the sand at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1952).