This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker
Jim Hall's Can-Am driving career is ended by injuries suffered in an accident during the Stardust GP Can-Am race in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The race and the championship are won by Denny Hulme in a McLaren M8A-Chevrolet (1968).
Doug Peterson, racer and co-founder of Comptech, born (1951).
Terry Labonte finishes third but clinches the NASCAR Winston Cup title at Riverside, California, USA (1984).
Japanese Touring Car champion Masahiro Hasemi born (1945).
Larry Kopp becomes the inaugural NHRA Pro Stock Truck champion when he qualifies for the final race of the season in Pomona, Californa, USA (1998).
Design drawings are finished for the Moto Guzzi V8 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix engine (1954).
Alan Jones drives a Williams FW07 to victory in the non-championship Australian Grand Prix (1980).