People in this week in racing history include: Bill Holland, Peter Brock, Everett "Cotton" Owens, Luigi Fagioli, Fred Lorenzen, A.J. Foyt,"Squib" Burton
This Week in Racing History
1949 Indianapolis 500 winner Bill Holland dies of Alzheimer's disease in Tuscan, Arizona, USA (1984).
Peter Brock wins the ATCC race at Surfers Paradise, Australia, in a Holden Torana (1979).
Everett "Cotton" Owens, NASCAR racer and team owner, is born in Union, South Carolina, USA (1924).
Luigi Fagioli drives a Mercedes-Benz W25 to victory in the Monaco Grand Prix. He is the first driver to lead at Monaco from flag to flag (1935).
Fred Lorenzen drives a Holman-Moody Ford to victory in the World 600 stock car race at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (1965).
A.J. Foyt wins both sprint car feature races on the 1-mile dirt track at the Indiana State Fairgrounds (1974).
"Squib" Burton, riding a 350cc Raleigh motorcycle, wins the first race ever run at Donnington Park in England (1931).