This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker
Maldwyn E. Jones makes his professional motorcycle racing debut winning three of four races in Dayton, Ohio, USA (1910).
Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez drive a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Paris 1000 Kms at Montlhery, France (1962).
The Datsun 240Z sportscar is introduced (1969).
Tim Flock scores his first stockcar win, at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (1947).
Richie Ginther wins the Mexican Grand Prix, his only F1 win and both Honda's and Goodyear's first F1 win. First appearance of Firestone tires in F1 (Pedro Rodriguez's Ferrari) and the last race of the 1500cc formula (1965).
Denny Hulme drives a Team McLaren M8B-Chevrolet to victory in the Can-Am race at Riverside, California, USA (1969).
Chris Menninga wins the Barber Dodge Pro Series race at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, USA. Derek Hill, son of first US F1 champion Phil Hill, wins the series title (1997).