This Week in Racing History
Walt Hansgen wins the SCCA National sports car race at Bridehampton, New York, USA, driving a Maserati Tipo 61 (1961).
Nine-time Isle of Man TT motorcycle race winner David Jeffries dies in a practice accident on the Isle (2003).
Jimmy Murphy drives the Miller-powered Dusenberg chassis that he won the 1921 French Grand Prix with to victory in the Indianapolis 500. First Indy win for a driver starting on the pole. First win for a Miller designed engine. Eight of the top-ten finishers are Duesenbergs (1922).
Vic Elford and Kurt Ahrens drive a Porsche 908/3 to victory in the 1000km endurance race on the Nurburgring in West Germany (1970).
Derick Bell, Hans Stuck, and Al Holbert drive a Rothmans Porsche 962 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Jo Gartner dies in an accident during the early morning hours (1986).
Swede Savage dies of injuries sustained three days earlier during the Indianapolis 500 (1973).
NASCAR crew chief Troy Selberg born (1965).