This Week in Racing History
Jonathan Williams, racer and co-driver of the camera car entered in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race for the movie "Le Mans", born in Cairo, Egypt (1942).
George Follmer drives a Porsche Carrera RSR to victory in the IROC race at Riverside, California, USA (1973).
Bernie Ecclestone, one-time owner of Brabham and president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration, born in Suffolk, England (1930).
Racer and TV presenter Tiff Needell born in Havant, Hampshire, England (1951).
Nelson Piquet cliches the F1 World Driving Championship when his only title rival, Nigel Mansell, is injured in a crash during practice for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. Mansell will miss the final two races of the season because of his injuries (1987).
Warren Johnson sets an NHRA Pro Stock 1/4-mile top speed record of 202.36 mph at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas, USA (1999).
Jimmy Vasser, driving a Reynard-Honda, wins the CART Marlboro 500 at California Speedway in Fontana, California, USA (1998).