Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Henry Seagrave drives his Irving-Napier to a new One Mile Speed Record of 231.446 mph (1929).
Ray Bellm and Mauricio Sandro Salla win the Four Hours of Paul Ricard in France driving a Gulf McLaren F1 GTR (1995).
Richard Petty wins the NASCAR Carolina 500 (1983).
The great "romantic" age of South American road racing begins with the start of the first Gran Premio Internacional. The running of this 2733.6 mile (4409 km) event from Beunos Aires to Satiago de Chili was a rally which was won by Arturo Kruuse of Patagonia, Argentina, in a Plymouth (1935).
Audi scores a 1-2 finish in the 12 hour ALMS endurance race in Sebring, Florida, USA. The R8 of Frank Biela, Marco Werner, and Philipp Peter gets the win (2003).
Johnny Rutherford drives a Drake-Offenhauser-powered McLaren to victory in the USAC Championship race on the oval at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1975).
Gordon Johncock, driving a Gerhardt powered by a Drake-Offenhauser engine, wins the uSAC Championship race at Hanford, California, USA (1968).