This Week in Racing History
Neil Hodgson, riding a Ducati, wins the first and Frankie Chili, on a Suzuki, wins the second World Superbike race at Donnington Park, England (2001).
Olivier Gendebien and Wolfgang "Taffy" von Tripps drive a Ferrari 246SP to victory in the Targa Florio road race in Sicily, Italy (1961).
Bob Drake, driving a Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage", wins a sports cars race at Santa Barbara, California, USA (1960).
Elmer George wrecks himself and another car on the parade lap of the Inianapolis 500, Sam Hanks goes on to win the race and then announces his retirement in victory lane (1957).
F1 driver Andrea "de Crasheris" de Cesaris is born in Rome, Italy (1969).
This is the day by which Zora Arkus Duntov had planned to have 100 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sports built for FIA homologation. It didn't happen after General Motors management found out and stopped him after only 5 cars were produced (1963).
Future stock car racing great Junior Johnson and his father are arrested for making moonshine wiskey (1956).