This Week in Racing History
Gil Nickel, the first American to win the European F1 Historic Sports Car Championship, dies from cancer at age 64 (2003).
Curtis Turner wins the American 500 NASCAR stockcar race at North Carolina Motor Speedway (1965).
At Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas, USA, Gary Scelzi's Top Fuel dragster runs the 1/4-mile at a record speed of 326.44 mph (1998).
Jackie Ickx and David Hobbs drive a Gulf Ford GT40 to victory in the Rand 9 Hour Race at Kyalami, South Africa (1968).
Graham Hill wins the Mexican Grand Prix driving a Lotus 49B-Ford (1968).
Sportscar racer Bob Wollek born (1943).
David Piper and Richard Atwood drive a Ferrari 365P2/3 to victory in the 9 hour sports car race at Kyalami, South Africa (1966).