This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker
Soichiro Honda, founder of the Honda Motor Company, born in Komyo, Japan (1906).
Bob Oker, driving an AC Bristol, wins the Cal Club's "big car" sportscar event at Paramount Sportsman's Park near Agoura, California, USA (1956).
Can-Am privateer Lothar Morschenbacher born in Cologn, Germany (1938).
Ford withdraws from racing (1970).
Frank Matich drives a Repco Matich A50 F5000 to victory in the Australian Grand Prix (1971).
Stan Fox wins the last race ever held at the legendary Ascot, California, dirt track (1990).
Umberto Maglioli wins the final Carrera Panamerica road race through Mexico in a Ferrari (1954).