People in this week in racing history include: David Donohue, Pat Flaherty, Reg Parnell, Louis Stanley, Ronnie Peterson,Tim Schenken, Robert Woodward "Bobby" Rahal and Bobby Allison.
This Week in Racing History
Sports car racer David Donohue, the son of Mark Donohue, born (1967).
1956 Indy 500 winner Pat Flaherty born (1926).
Privateer F1 team owner Reg Parnell dies of natural causes (1964).
Former BRM team principal Louis Stanley dies at age 92 (2002).
Ronnie Peterson and Tim Schenken drive a Ferrari 312PB to victory in the 1000K World Championship for Makes endurance race at Buenos Aires, Argentina (1972).
Robert Woodward "Bobby" Rahal, Indy 500 champion, race team owner, and one-time head of the Jaguar F1 team, born in Medina, Ohio, USA (1953).
The Winston-Western 500 at Riverside, California, USA, is won by Bobby Allison driving a Harry Ranier Chevrolet. It is the last NASCAR Winston Cup race for the 115 inch wheelbase "big" cars. All future racers would use a 110 inch wheelbase (1981).