People in this week in racing history include: Bruce McLaren, Hans Stuck, Duane "Pancho" Carter Jr., Rene Arnoux, Gilles Villeneuve, and Robert "Bobby" Grim.
This Week in Racing History
The first Porsche 356 is registered for road use in Austria (1948).
The Belgian Grand Prix becomes the first race in which F1 cars carry rear wings. The race is won by Bruce McLaren in a Ford-Cosworth powered McLaren M7A (1968).
Auto Union scores their first race victory with Hans Stuck's victory in the Felsberg race in the Saar region of Germany (1934).
Duane "Pancho" Carter Jr., who raced midgets, sprint cars, Indy Cars, and NASCAR stock cars, is born in Racine, Wisconsin, USA (1950).
Rene Arnoux drives a Ferrari 126C2 to victory in the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal (1983).
Gilles Villeneuve drives a March 76B to victory in the CASC Formula Atlantic race at Gimli, Manitoba, Canada (1976).
Sprint and Indy car driver Robert "Bobby" Grim dies of cancer (1995).