This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker
Barney Oldfield drives in his last race, a sprint car event in Independence, Missouri, USA (1918).
Fernand Tovano and co-driver Marcel Martin win the Rallye Cognac in France driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1962).
Racing journalist and TV commentator Chris Economaki born in Brooklyn, New York, USA (1920).
Phil Hill and Jim Hall, driving Chaparral 2Es, finish 1-2 in the Can-Am race at Laguna Seca, California, USA. Only Can-Am victory for Chaparral (1966).
A 10/30 Mercedes fitted with a Roots supercharger begins road tests between Degerloch and Echterdingen in Germany. First use of a Roots blower in an automobile (1919).
Denny Hulme drives a McLaren M8D to victory in the Can-Am race at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1970).
Cory McClenathan becomes the first person in NHRA history to register a 320 mph top speed at the end of a 1/4-mile run. His exact speed is 321.77 mph and is accomplished at Ennis, Texas, USA (1997).