People in this week in racing history include: Joe Weatherly, Dennise McCluggage, René Metge, DominiqueLemoyne, Mark Donohue, John Mauro and Ken Miles.
- This Week in Racing History
Joe Weatherly, champion AAA motorcycle and NASCAR stock car racer, dies in a crash during the NASCAR Motor Trend 500 at Riverside, California, USA (1964).
Dennise McCluggage, racer and journalist, is born in El Dorado, California, USA (1927).
Mark Donohue drives an AMC Matador to victory in the NASCAR Winston Western 500 at Riverside, California. First NASCAR wins for AMC and Donohue (1973).
Porsche 959s finish first (Metge/Lemoyne), second (Ickx/Brasseur), and sixth (Kussmaul/Unger) in the Paris-Dakar Rally (1986).
Indianapolis and Pikes Peak racer John Mauro dies at age 91 (2003).
Ken Miles drives the R-1, an MG special he built, to victory in the Desert Trophy Race at Palm Springs, California, USA (1954).
The Ford Motor Company of Australia withdraws from motor racing (1974).