People in this week in racing history include: Ayrton Senna, Volker Wiedler, Johnny Herbert, Bertrand Gachot, Juan Manuel Fangio, George Follmer, Paul Frere, Olivier Gendebien, Juan Pablo Montoya
This Week in Racing History
Ayrton Senna drives a Lotus-Renault to victory in the USGP at Detroit, Michigan (1986).
Volker Wiedler, Johnny Herbert, and Bertrand Gachot drive a Mazda 787B to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. First Le Mans win for a Japanese auto manufacturer and for a Wankel engine (1991).
Five-time World Driving Champion Juan Manuel Fangio born in Mar del la Plata, Argentina (1911).
George Follmer drives a Profit-Chevy to victory in the SCCA Can-Am race at St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada (1978).
Paul Frere and Olivier Gendebien drive a Ferrari TR60 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. First in the 400-5000 cc class is the Cunningham Chevrolet Corvette of John Fitch and Bob Grossman (1960).
Juan Pablo Montoya wins the CART Champ Car race on the Burke Lake Front Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, USA (1999).
NASCAR great Junior Johnson born (1931).