This Week in Racing History
Scooter Patrick drives an Alfa Romeo T33/2 to victory in the sports car race at Tuscon, Arizona, USA (1969).
Barney Oldfield, driving the "Golden Submarine" for Will Pickens, races in his last competitive event, an IMCA sanctioned sprint car race on the dirt track in Independence, Missouri, USA (1918).
Bernd Rosemeyer, Grand Prix racing great between the world wars, is born at Lingen an der Ems, Germany (1909).
Bruce McLaren wins his first Can-Am race. He drives a car built by his own company, a McLaren M6A-Chevrolet, in the win at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1967).
Racer Sir John Whitmore born (1937).
Ronnie Peterson drives a March 712 to victory in the F2 race at Vallelunga, Italy (1971).
Alex Zanardi drives a Reynard-Honda to victory in the CART race in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia (1998).