This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker
NASCAR driver Davey Allison dies one day after crashing the helicopter he was piloting on the infield of the Talledega Superspeedway in Talledega, Alabama, USA (1993).
Open-wheel racer Tom Klausler born (1945).
Riccardo Patrese starts his 200th F1 Grand Prix (1990).
A Renault, the RS01 Turbo, appears for the first time in an F1 event, the British Grand Prix (1977).
John Cooper, builder of the first mid-engined F1 and Indy racers, is born in Kingston, Surrey, England (1923).
Richard Petty drives in his first NASCAR Grand National race, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1958).
Mark Donohue drives an AMC Javelin to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA. The race is Jim Hall's final as a driver. Horst Kwech wins the Under 2-Liter race in an Alfa Romeo GTA (1970).