!This Week in Racing History
Engine builder Larry Wallace born (1957).
Engineer Gordon Kimball, who has worked for All American Racers, Chaparral, McLaren, Ferrari, and Benetton, born (1952).
The Cesana-Sestriere hillclimb is won by Ludovico Scarfiotti in a Ferrari 206S Dino Spyder (1965).
Nelson Piquet drives a Williams-Honda to victory in the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim (1987).
Denny Hulme drives his McLaren M8B to victory in the Can-Am race in Edmonton, Canada. Chris Amon in a Ferrari 612 is second. Best ever Can-Am finish for Ferrari (1969).
Davey Allison makes his NASCAR Winston Cup debut with a 10th place finish at Talledega, Alabama, USA (1985).
At his first race on an oval, Parker Johnstone puts his Honda powered Indycar on pole for the CART Michigan 500 (1995).