This Week in Racing History
David Piper and Tony Maggs drive a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Kyalami 9 Hours race in South Africa (1963).
Ayrton Senna wins the Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide in a McLaren-Honda (1991).
Townsend Bell, the 2001 Indy Lights champion, wins the final Indy Lights race ever run, at California Speedway in Fontana, California, USA (2001).
Roy Thomas, designer of Titan formula racers, dies of complications from lung cancer (2001).
Joe Nikrent drives a Buick to victory in the Los Angeles-to-Phoenix race. Nikrent covers the 480 miles in 19 hours and 13 minutes for an average speed of 24.98 mph (1909).
Fourteen Ford GT40s participate in the Daytona Continental Historics, the same number as started at Le Mans in 1966. Bobby Rahal, in a Ford GT40, wins (1999).
Lotus team driver Peter Arundel born in Ilford, Essex, England (1933).