This Week in Racing History
Manfred von Brauchitsh scores the Mercedes-Benz Type W25 debut victory by winning the Eifelrennen at the Nurburgring (1934).
"Lucky" Casner, driving his Camoradi Maserati Tipo 61, wins the 2-heat, 600 kilometer sports car race on the Les Essart Circuit near Rouen, France (1961).
Jim Hall tests the Troutman and Barnes built Chaparral MkI chassis 001 for the first time, at Riverside, California, USA (1961).
John Watson wins the Detroit Grand Prix in a McLaren MP4 (1982).
Stanley Dickens drives a Lola T590 to victory in the EFDA Euro-Sports 2000 race at Donnington, England (1981).
Alfa Romeo 158s finish 1-2-3 in the Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten. Jean-Pierre Wimille winning with Achille Varza second and Carlo Trossi third (1947).
Michael Andretti wins the CART ITT Automotive Detroit Grand Prix in a Lola-Ford. Toyota scores their first points in CART competition when P.J. Jones' Eagle finishes 9th (1996).
Correction to last week's column.
Andrea de Cesaris was born on May 31, 1959, not 1969.