Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Dennis Firestone wins the Formula Super Vee race on the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis Wisconsin, USA, driving a March 79V (1979).
Henri Pescarolo and Graham Hill win the 24 Hours of Le Mans driving a Matra M670. Jo Bonnier is killed when his Lola crashes in the early morning (1972).
George Follmer drives a Porsche 934 to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Portland, Oregon, USA (1977).
Audi R8s finish 1-2-3 in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen, and Seiji Ara drive the winning Team Goh entry (2004).
Earl Howe and Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin drive an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1931).
Bobby Unser drives an Eagle powered by a Drake-Offenhauser engine to victory in the USAC Championship race at Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA (1969).
Frank Mundy, driving a Studebaker Starlight Coupe, wins the 100-mile NASCAR Strictly Stock race at Columbia, South Carolina, USA. First NASCAR win for Mundy. First NASCAR race run under the lights as the race started in the late afternoon but ended in darkness (1951).