This Week in Racing History
Pete Lovely drives a Ferrari to victory in the first race held at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1950).
Rally driver Markko Martin born (1975).
Billy Knipper, driving a Lancia Gamma Tipo da Corsa, wins the Tiedeman Tophy at Savannah, Georgia, USA (1910).
Dale Earnhardt wins the NAPA 500 at Atlanta, Georgia, USA, but Jeff Gordon clinches the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship (1995).
Dick Atkins dies from injuries suffered in a crash during a sprint car race at Gardena, California, USA (1966).
The Triumph Motorcycle factory in Coventry, England, is destroyed by German bombers (1940).
Brad Jeter, driving a Chevrolet S-10, wins the NHRA Pro Stock Truck drag race at Pomona, California, USA (1998).