This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker
David Piper and Bruce Johnstone drive a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Kyalami 9 Hours race in South Africa (1962).
Carl Fisher wins a 5-mile handicap race at Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1905).
Tazio Nuvolari drives a 1000cc Harley-Davidson to his first motorcycle race win, the Riunione Motorcyclistica, at Mantua, Italy (1922).
Whitney Straight, who raced in more GPs (18) than any other American before World War II, born in Westbury, New York (1912).
Steve McQueen, actor, somtimes racer, and star of the movie "Le Mans", dies of cancer (1980).
John Fitch wins the sportscar race at Riverside, California (1953).
Bruce McLaren, driving a McLaren M8B-Chevrolet, wins the final Can-Am race of the year, in College Station, Texas, USA. McLaren also clinches the championship. Team McLaren have won all 12 races this season (1969).