People in this week in racing history include: Bill Elliot, Jean-Luc Therier, Jacques Jaubert, Giuseppe Calnago, Henry Seagrave, Andrew Craig, Jo Siffert, Hans Herrmann.
This Week in Racing History
Bill Elliot wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in a Ford Thunderbird (1985).
The Alpine-Raneualt A110 of Jean-Luc Therier and Jacques Jaubert wins the Rally Portugal (1973).
Giuseppe Calnago wins the Italian Motorcycle Championship race at Siracusa. First win for the Moto Guzzi V8 engine (1957).
The Penske L&M Porsche 917/10 Can-Am racer is unveiled to the press and sponsors at Road Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia, USA (1972).
Henry Seagrave, driving the 4-liter Sunbeam Tiger named "Ladybird" on the beach at Southport, England, sets a new Land Speed Record 152.33 mph (1926).
One-time CART CEO Andrew Craig born (1949).
Jo Siffert and Hans Herrmann drive a Porsche 907 to victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race in Sebring, Florida, USA (1968).