People in this week in racing history include: Soichiro Honda, Francois Duval, George Eyston, Stefan Bellof, Jacque Laffite, Ronnie Sox and Paul Hawkins.
This Week in Racing History
Soichiro Honda, founder of the Honda Motor Company, born in Komyo, Japan (1906).
Rally driver Francois Duval born in Chimay, Belgium (1980).
George Eyston drives the Thunderbolt 1 at Bonneville to a new LSR of 311.42 mph/499.20 kph (1937).
F1 and endurance racer Stefan Bellof is born (1957).
F1 racer Jacque Laffite is born in Paris, France (1943).
Ronnie Sox becomes the first person to run 140 mph at the end of the 1/4-mile in an NHRA Pro Stock car when he runs 140.18 mph at Ontario, California, USA (1970).
Paul Hawkins drives a Ferrari to victory in the Springbok Cape 3 hour sports car race in Killarney, South Africa (1968).