This Week in Racing History
Jim Connor, driving a Maserati Tipo 60, wins the sports car race at Vaca Valley, California, USA (1960).
Joest Porsche 962s finish 1-2 (John Winter and Manuel Reuter leading John Paul Jr.) in the Piggly Wiggly Grand Prix of Road America at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA. Final GTP win for Porsche in IMSA Camel GT competition (1993).
Eddie Lawson, at one time down by one minute, battles back on a drying track to win the Hungarian Grand Prix for 500cc motorcycles on the Hungaroring. First Grand Prix win for Cagiva (1992).
Champ Car racer and 1999 Indy Lights Champion Oriol Servia born (1974).
Ferrari and Froilan Gonzalez score their first F1 wins in the British GP at Silverstone (1951).
Carl Fisher, the driving force behind the creation of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, dies in Miami, Florida, USA, from sclerosis of the liver (1939).
Bobby Rahal drives a Lola T8900 to victory in the CART Marlboro Grand Prix at the Meadowlands in New Jersey, USA (1989).