This Week in Racing History
Former F1 World Champion James Hunt dies of a heart attack at the age of 45 in his home in Wimbledon, England (1993).
Henri Pescarola and Gerard Larrousse drive a Matra 670B to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1974).
George Follmer drives an AMC Javelin to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1972).
Helio Castroneves wins his first CART Champ Car race, the Tenneco Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, USA (2001).
First production Ferrari 250 GTO is sold to Luigi Chenetti (1962).
Gil de Ferran wins the CART Budweiser/GI Joe's 200 at Portland International Raceway in Portland, Oregon, USA (1999).
Lloyd Shaw puts a Jaguar on the pole for the NASCAR stock car race at Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA (1953).