This Week in Racing History
Pre-WWI American racing great Eddie Rickenbacker dies (1973).
The Watkins Glen 6-Hours for the World Championship of Makes, the final race of the 5-liter sportscar era, is won by a 3-liter Alfa Romeo T33/3 driven by Ronnie Peterson and Andre de Adamich (1971).
First Grand National stockcar race for Chrysler after ending boycott of NASCAR (1965).
Bobby Allison wins the NASCAR Winston Cup Mountain Dew 500 at Pocono, Pennsylvania, USA (1982).
Drag racer Bruce Allen born in Goodrich, Michigan, USA (1950).
After a 4 year ban for trying to organize a drivers union, Curtis Turner is reinstated by NASCAR (1965).
Gerhard Berger wins the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, his last GP win (1997).
Andre Ribeiro wins the CART Marlboro 500 at Brooklyn, Michigan, USA. F1 and CART champion Emmerson Fittipaldi's career ends in a first lap accident that severely injures him (1996).
Copyright 2000 Michael J. Stucker