This Week in Racing History
Julien Bailey drives a Lola T640E to victory in the FF1600 race at Oulten Park, England (1982).
Jack Brabham wins the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort driving a Cooper-Climax (1960).
Egidio Nicolosi drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Vezzano-Casine hillclimb in Italy (1964).
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).
Al Holbert and Derick Bell drive a Porsche 962 to victory in the Mid-Ohio 500km IMSA Camel GTP race in Lexington, Ohio, USA. First race win for a 962 (1984).
At 6:10 pm, Pierre Levegh and 81 spectators die when his Mercedes 300SLR touches Lance Macklin's Austin-Healey and crashes during the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1955).