This Week in Racing History
Paul Hawkins and Rolf Stommelen drive a Porsche 910-8 to overall victory in the 51st Targa Florio road race in Sicily. Porsche also wins the under-2-liter GT class with the 911S driven by photographer Bernard Cahier and skier Jean-Claude Killy. Porsches finish 1-2-3 overall (1967).
Ground is broken for the Monza Autodrome in Italy. Vincenzo Lacia and Felice Nazarro perform the honors (1922).
Carroll Smith, Le Mans winning team manager and writer of racing how-to books, dies of pancreatic cancer at age 71 (2003).
Jo Siffert and Brian Redman drive a Gulf Porsche 917K to victory in the Spa 1000km sports car race in Belgium (1970).
Joe Leonard puts his STP turbine car on pole for the Indianapolis 500 (1968).
Alan Prost wins the Monaco Grand Prix driving a McLaren-Tag MP4-2B (1985).
Richard Petty wins the NASCAR Winston Cup stockcar race at Dover, Delaware, USA (1984)