Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Audi R8s finish 1-2-3 in the ALMS 12-hour endurance race at Sebring, Florida, USA. Dindo Capello, Michele Alboreto, and Laurent Aiello drive the winning vehicle (2001).
Frank Biela, Tom Kristensen, and Emmanuele Pirro lead an Audi R8 1-2 finish in the ALMS 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race (2000).
Honda engines make their CART race debut at Surfer's Paradise, Australia. Bobby Rahal starts 16th and finishes 26th, while Mike Groff goes from 14th to 8th (1994).
Clay Regazzoni wins the Race of Champions non-championship F1 event at the wheel of a Ferrari 312B2 (1971).
Laura Maxine Elmer, the future wife of Briggs Cunningham, drives a Jaguar to victory in the sports car race for ladies at Palm Springs, California, USA (1953).
Sidecar motorcycle driver Florian Camathias born in Wittenbach, Switzerland (1934).
Buddy Baker drives a Dodge Charger Daytona to a new World Closed Course Speed Record of 200.447 mph at Talledega International Speedway (1970).