People in this week in racing history include: Niki Lauda, Buddy Lazier, Don Yenko, Joe Buzzeta, Udo Schutz, Peter Revson, Ron Harris, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, Eric Offenstadt, Louis Meyer, and Jim Hall.
This Week in Racing History
Niki Lauda drives a Ferrari 312T to victory in the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder (1975).
Buddy Lazier wins the first Indy 500 that is part of the Indy Racing League (1996).
Racer, Chevrolet dealer, and muscle car creator Don Yenko born (1927).
The 100k sports car race on the Nurburgring is won by Joe Buzzeta and Udo Schutz in a Porsche 910 (1967).
The Monaco F3 race is won by Peter Revson in a Ron Harris Lotus 35. The race is also the first F3 appearance for Matra, who’s cars are driven by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud and Eric Offenstadt (1965).
Louis Meyer wins the Indianapolis 500 and drinks from a bottle of milk in the Winner's Circle, the first man to do so (1936).
Jim Hall wins the feature race a McGugin Field at Coffeyville, Kansas, USA, driving J. Frank Harrison's Maserati 450S (1959).