This Week in Racing History
An injured (seperated shoulder) Eddie Lawson rides a Yamaha to victory in the French Grand Prix for 500cc motorcycles (1988).
Peter Revson and Denny Hulme, driving McLaren M8F-Chevrolets, finish 1-2 for Team McLaren in the Can-Am race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1971).
Dave Lewis drives a Crawford to victories in the 5 mile and 50 mile events at Des Moines Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Frank Galvin wins the 10 and 20 mile races in a Sunbeam (1916).
Moises Solana dies when his McLaren M6B crashes during the hillclimb at Valle de Bravo-Bosencheve in Mexico (1969).
Davey Allison makes his NASCAR Winston Cup debut with a 10th place finish at Talledega, Alabama, USA (1985).
Alberto Ascari drives a Ferrari 375 to victory in the German Grand Prix on the Nurburgring (1951).
Phil Hill, in his last race as a professional driver, and Mike Spence drive the Chaparral 2F to victory in the BOAC 500 sports car race at Brands Hatch, England (1967).