This Week in Racing History
Al Unser Jr. beats Scott Goodyear by .043 seconds for the win in the closest finish in Indianapolis 500 history. Lynn St. James, the second woman to race in the Indy 500, finishes 11th and is named race Rookie of the Year (1992).
Jochen Rindt, driving a Lotus 69, wins the second heat of the Alcoa Trophy F2 race at Crystal Palace in London, England (1970).
Stu Hayner and Roger Schramm drive a Chevrolet Camaro to victory in the PSR Exxon Supreme GT1 race at Lime Rock, Connecticut, USA (1997).
The 1498cc Lotus-Ford Twin Cam engine makes its race debut in a Lotus 23 sports car during the Nurburgring 1000km race (1962).
Charlie Collier rides a JAP-powered Matchless to victory in the first motorcycle TT held on the Isle of Man (1907).
Vitorio Brambilla and Spartico Dini drive an Alfa Romeo T33/SC/12 to victory in the World Sportscar Race at Vallelunga, Italy (1977).
George Bailey is the first man to drive a mid-engined car in the Indianapolis 500. His Miller starts sixth but does not finish. Wilbur Shaw wins the race in a Maserati (1939).