People in this week in racing history include: Bobby Unser, Niki Lauda, Jim Hall, Mennato Boffa, Louis Chiron and Charles Van Acker.
This Week in Racing History
Bobby Unser, driving an Eagle powered by a Drake-Offenhauser engine, wins the USAC Championship event at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, USA (1974).
Niki Lauda wins the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch in a McLaren MP4/2-TAG (1984).
Sports car racer and Chaparral founder and team owner Jim Hall is born in Abilene, Texas, USA (1935).
Maserati Tipo 60s finish 1-2-3-5 in the Trieste Hillclimb in Italy. Mennato Boffa pilots the winning car (1960).
Louis Chiron, driving a Bugatti T35C, wins the San Sebastian Grand Prix in Spain (1928).
Lancia quits racing and gives all their racing cars and equipment to Ferrari (1955).
Charles Van Acker drives the Offenhauser-powered Tucker Partner Special to victory in the AAA Championship race in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (1947).