Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Sportscar and vintage racer Robert Hoe Fergus dies (1999).
Jerry Unser wins the NASCAR Sportsman Division feature stockcar race at Honolulu Stadium. This is Jerry's first feature win in Hawaii, where he is stationed while in the Navy (1952).
Ray Creviston rides an Indian motorcycle to victory in the 100-mile event on the 1-mile Ascot dirt track in Los Angeles, California, USA (1915).
Bobby Rahal, Bob Garretson, and Brian Redman, drive a Porsche 935 K3 to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona. First IMSA GTP race (1981).
Bob Glidden is the first NHRA Pro Stock driver to run the 1/4-mile in under 7.6 seconds (7.557), at Pomona, California, USA (1985).
Jim Hall wins the first United States Road Racing Championship race, at Daytona, Florida, USA, driving a Cooper Monaco (1963).
Malcolm Campbell sets a Land Speed Record of 174.833 mph in his Bluebird at Pen Pine (1927).