This Week in Racing History
Ford Thunderbird introduced (1954).
Engineer Gerard Ducarouge born in Paray-le-Monial, France (1941).
The Dust Devils Car Club opens Inyokern Dragstrip in California (1954).
Tracey Hines wins the 33-lap Sammy Sessions Memorial USAC sprint car race at Winchester, Indiana, USA (1999).
Barney Oldfield, driving a Knox, sweeps all three heats run of a best-of-five match race against heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson, driving a Thomas Flyer. The event is held on a 1-mile dirt track at Sheepshead Bay (Brooklyn), New York, USA (1910).
Bobby Hamilton drives the Petty Racing STP Pontiac to victory at Phoenix, Arizona, USA. His first NASCAR Winston Cup win (1996).
Mike Skinner wins the season ending NASCAR Supertruck race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA, and clinches the inaugural Supertruck championship (1995).
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