This Week in Racing History
Hans Stuck gives the Auto Union "P-Wagen" Grand Prix car its first official test runs on the Avus Circuit in Germany (1934).
US Tobacco announces that Ron Capps will drive the Copenhagen Camaro funny car in NHRA events. Don Prudhomme will serve as team manager (1997).
Onetime CART team owner Carl Hogan dies in New Hampshire, USA, at the age of 71 (2001).
Max Balchowsky, designer/builder of the Old Yeller road race specials, is born in Fairmont, West Virginia, USA (1924).
William Grover-Williams, who will win the first Monaco Grand Prix, is born in Paris, France, to English parents (1903).
The Chevrolet Corvette makes its world debut during the General Motors Autorama at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, New York, USA (1953).
A.J. Foyt drives a Ford Torino to victory in the NASCAR Riverside 500 stock car race on the road course in Riverside, California, USA (1970).