This Week in Racing History
John Surtees wins the final race of the inaugural Can-Am season, at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, driving a Chevy powered Lola T70. Surtees becomes the series first champion (1966).
Nick Craw, future CEO of the SCCA and Director of ACCUS, born (1936).
Sprint car racer Daryl Moore born (1946).
Indycar racer Dean Hall born in Palo Alto, California, USA (1957).
Augieres drives his Mors to a new Land Speed Record of 77.13 mph/123.40 kph at Dourdan, France (1902).
Ken Miles wins the Cal Club Under-1.5 Liter Modified race and championship at Paramount Sportsman's Ranch near Agora, California, USA, driving the Pooper, a Porsche-powered Cooper Bobtail (1956).
Mario Andretti wins the USAC Championship race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1967).