Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Michael Chandler wins the Formula Super Vee race at Texas World Speedway in College Station, Texas, USA, in a Ralt (1979).
Emanuale Pirro and Frank Biela drive an Audi R8 to victory in the ALMS race at Portland International Raceway in Portland, Oregon, USA (2005).
Jim Jeffords drives a Maserati to victory in the USAC sports car race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (1960).
The Ford Sierra Cosworth is homologated for Group A Touring Car racing (1987).
Jochen Rindt drives a Lotus 72-Ford to victory in the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim (1970).
Jean Behra, driving a Porsche RSK, wins the 6-lap sports car race on the Nurburgring in West Germany (1958).
Claude Ballot-Lena, 1983 Daytona 24 Hour winner and one of the first Europeans to race in NASCAR Winston Cup, is born in Paris. France (1936).