People in this week in racing history include: Bob Wolleck, A.J. Foyt, Buddy Baker, E.R. "Eddie" Hall, Max Papis, Frederick Henry Royce, Jake De Rosier, and Sterling Moss.
This Week in Racing History
Bob Wolleck and A.J. Foyt drive the Swap Shop Porsche 962 to victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring (1985).
Buddy Baker drives a Dodge Charger Daytona to a new World Closed Course Speed Record of 200.447 mph at Talledega International Speedway, in Talledega, Alabama, USA (1970).
E.R. "Eddie" Hall drives a 746cc MG Midget to victory in the first auto race run at Donnington Park in England (1933).
Max Papis wins the Marlboro Miami Grand Prix for his first CART Champ Car victory (2000).
Frederick Henry Royce, one of the founders of Rolls-Royce Limited, is born (1863).
The Coliseum Motordrome in Los Angeles, California, USA, opens with Jake De Rosier setting four motorcycle world records (1909).
Sterling Moss wins the Lavant Cup for Voiturette cars at Goodwood, England (1951).