This Week in Racing History
Rudolf Uhlenhaut, Technical Director of the Mercedes-Benz Racing Department from 1937 to 1955, is born in London, England (1906).
Bobby Allison drives a Chevrolet to victory in the NASCAR Winston Cup race in Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1972).
Luigi Chinetti, Sr., winner of the first post-WWII 24 Hours of Le Mans and the first Ferrari distributer in the US, is born in Milan, Italy (1901).
A.J. Foyt, driving a Lotus-Ford, wins the USAC Championship race in Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1965).
French fighter pilot, politician, and sports racer constructor Andre Moynet born (1921).
Jo Siffert drives Rob Walker's Lotus 49B-Ford to victory in the British Grand Prix at Brand Hatch, England. First F1 championship win for Siffert (1968).
Rich Vogler dies in an accident on the final lap of a sprint car race at Salem Speedway in Indiana, USA. He was leading the race when he tangled with a backmarker. The race was red flagged and Vogler awarded the win (1990).