This Week in Racing History
Mike Snively records the first sub-6-second pass in NHRA Top Fuel history when runs the 1/4-mile in 5.97 seconds at Ontario, California, USA (1972).
F1 and endurance racer Stefan Bellof born (1957).
F1 racer Jacque Laffite born in Paris, France (1943).
Jim Paschall drives a Petty Engineering Plymouth to victory in the NASCAR Grand National race at Tar Heel Speedway in Randleman, North carolina, USA (1962).
Andre Boillet drives a Peugeot to victory in the 268-mile Targa Florio road race held on the 67-mile Medio Circuito Madonie in Sicily, Italy (1919).
Engineer Ross Brawn born in Manchester, England (1954).
Gaston Chevrolet killed in National Championship race at Beverly Hill, California (1920).