This Week in Racing History
Len Sutton wins his first USAC Champ Car event, the 100-mile race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA, driving the Central Excavating Kuzma dirt car (1958).
Nick Firestone, American open-wheel racer and great-grandson of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founder Harvey Firestone, born (1966).
The Jaguar XKE is introduced in the United States at the New York Auto Show (1961).
Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Jack Brabham born (1926).
Pierro Taruffi drives a Ferrari Tipo 118 to victory in the 671-mile Tour of Sicily (1955).
Ray Belm and James Weaver drive a Gulf McLaren F1 GTR to victory in the 4-hour sports car race at Jarama, Spain (1996).
Alex Zanardi drives a Reynard-Honda to victory in the CART race in Long Beach, California, USA (1998).