People in this week in racing history include: Bobby Isaac, Gaston Chevrolet, Dan Gurney, Ralph Mulford, David Piper, Mille Miglia.
This Week in Racing History
Bobby Isaac sets a new World Closed Course Speed Record of 201.104 mph at Talledega, Alabama, USA (1970).
Gaston Chevrolet is killed in the National Championship race at Beverly Hills, California (1920).
Dan Gurney drives an Eagle to victory in the Rex Mays 200 Indy car race at Riverside, California, USA. He becomes the first driver to win in the four major racing disciplines of Indy cars, stock cars, F1, and sports cars (1967).
Ralph Mulford drives a Lozier to victory in the first Vanderbilt Cup race to be held in Savanah, Georgia, USA (1911).
The Angolan Grand Prix for sports cars is won by David Piper in a Ferrari 365P2 (1965).
Automotive journalist and Mille Miglia winner (as navigator for Stirling Moss) Denis Jenkinson dies of natural causes (1996).
Gulf Research Racing, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans earlier in the year (and had won it twice previously as John Wyer Automotive Engineering), closes its doors (1975).