This Week in Racing History
Alfonso de Portago drives a Ferrari 250 GT to victory in the sports car race in Rome, Italy (1956).
Jim Clark wins the Mexican Grand Prix at Magdalena Mixhuca in a Lotus 49-Ford. Denny Hulme wins the F1 World Driving Championship (1967).
Wayne Rainey, 3-time 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Los Angeles, California, USA (1960).
James Hunt, driving for McLaren, finished third in the Japanese GP at Fuji and wins the World Driving Title by one point over Niki Lauda (1976).
Dan Gurney wins the Mexican Grand Prix in a Brabham-Climax. Last Grand Prix for Phil Hill. John
Surtees clinches the F1 Driving Championship (1964).
Denny Hulme drives a Team McLaren M8B-Chevrolet to victory in the Can-Am race at Riverside, California, USA (1969).
Bobby Hamilton drives the Petty Racing STP Pontiac to victory at Phoenix, Arizona, USA, for his first NASCAR Winston Cup win (1996).