This Week in Racing History
Benny Parsons clinches the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship (1973).
Innes Ireland, the driver who gave Lotus their first F1 victory, dies of cancer (1993).
Two-time CART champion Alessandro "Alex" Zanardi born in Bologna, Italy (1966).
Nino Farina gives Ferrari their first F1 victory when he wins a minor event at Lake Garda in a Type 125 (1948).
A Maserati Tipo 61 is entered in a race for the first time. Edwin Martin, driving the second Tipo 61 produced (chassis 2453), wins the SCCA Regional race run at the airport in Dothan, Alabama, USA (1959).
Alain Prost wins the Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide in a McLaren MP4/2C-TAG (1986).
Mario Andretti, driving a Chevrolet-powered Viceroy Lola T332, wins the SCCA/USAC F5000 race at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California, USA (1974).