This Week in Racing History
Pat Patrick is elected as the first president of CART (1978).
Scuderia Ferrari is formed (1929).
Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen defeats Don "The Snake" Prudhomme in the Funny Car finals of "The Last Drag Race" at Lions Drag Strip in Long Beach, California, USA (1972).
Wendell Scott, the first African-American NASCAR racer, dies of spinal cancer at age 69 (1990).
Stirling Moss, driving an Aston Martin DBR2, wins the Governor's Trophy race at Nassau in the Bahammas (1959).
The paved track at Marouba, New South Wales, Australia, opens (1925).
Formula One champion and DTM team owner Keijo Eric "Keke" Rosberg born in Stockholm, Sweden (1948).