People in this week in racing history include: Johnny Servoz-Gavin, Jake De Rosier, Leo Kinnunen, John Cooper, Richard Petty, A.J.Foyt, Alberto Ascari.
This Week in Racing History
Johnny Servoz-Gavin drives a Ford-powered Matra M630 to victory in the sports car race at Magny Cours, France (1968).
Jake De Rosier, on an Indian, defeats Charlie Collier, on a Matchless, in a 10 lap (22 mile) motorcycle race at Brooklands, England (1911).
Leo Kinnunen, driving an AAW Porsche 917/10, wins the Interserie Sudwest Pokal race at Hockenheim in West Germany (1972).
John Cooper, builder of the first mid-engined Formula One and Indianapolis racers, is born in Kingston, Surrey, England (1923).
Richard Petty drives a Plymouth to victory in the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Trenton Speedway in Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1971).
A.J.Foyt wins the USAC Championship race at Trenton Speedway in Trenton, New Jersey, USA, driving an Offenhauser-powered Watson Roadster (1964).
Alberto Ascari drives a Ferrari 500 to victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone (1952).