This Week in Racing History
Three-time Indy 500 winner Wilbur Shaw dies in a plane crash (1954).
Gary Scelzi sets an NHRA Top Fuel 1/4 mile elapse-time record of 4.480 seconds at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas, USA (1999).
Dr. Peter Talbot, Chief Steward of the Monterey Historics, dies at age 83 (1999).
The American Motor League is formed (1894).
Mika Hakkinen wins the Japanese GP and his first Formula One World Title at Suzuka in a McLaren- Mercedes (1998).
Lee Iacocca named Vice President and General Manager of the Ford Division of Ford Motor Company (1960).
Sportscar special builder Bill Sadler inducted into the Canadian MotorSport Hall of Fame (1998).
Sprint and midget racer Tim Allison born (1958).
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