This Week in Racing History
Alex Zanardi, driving a Target Chip Ganassi Racing Reynard 96I-Honda, scores his first CART victory, at Portland, Oregon (1996).
Five-time World Driving Champion Juan Manuel Fangio born in Mar del la Plata, Argentina (1911).
Augie Pabst, driving a Scarab MK2-Chevrolet, wins the USAC Road Racing Championship event at Indianapolis Raceway Park, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1961).
Marco Lucchinelli, 1981 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Caparana, Italy (1954).
Jim Clark wins the French Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand in a Lotus 33-Climax (1965).
John Force beats Ed "The Ace" McCulloch in the final round at Montreal, Canada's, le Grandnational for his first NHRA Funny Car win (1987).
Racer Mark Donohue is elected to the Society of Automotive Engineers (1973).