This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker
Matt Hines sets NHRA Pro Stock Bike 1/4-mile ET record of 7.154 seconds at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas, USA (1999).
Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson retire from racing, both with 50 NASCAR Grand National wins (1966).
Wilbur Shaw, 3-time Indy 500 winner, born (1902).
The 1956 Le Mans winning Jaguar D-Type (chassis XKD501) sells at auction, at Christies in London, England, for $2,815,725 (1999).
The Mercury Division of the Ford Motor Company holds a press conference in Carmel, California, USA, to annonce the formation of the Bud Moore Cougar Trans-Am team (1966).
F1 and sportscar racer Derek Daly born (1953).