People in this week in racing history include:
Indy car racer Dick Rathman born (1926).
Jack Brabham wins the New Zealand Grand Prix driving a Cooper (1967).
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).
NASCAR stock car racer Harry Gant is born (1940).
Racer, team owner, constructor, and automotive consultant Carroll Shelby is born in Leesburg, Texas, USA (1923).
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Ford-powered McLaren M23 to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix on the Almirante Brown circuit in Buenos Aires (1975).