This Week in Racing History
Gus Andrey drives a Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in a sports car race at Thompson, Connecticut, USA (1960),
James Hunt wins the USGP at Watkins Glen, New York, in a McLaren M23 (1976).
Jo Siffert and Brian Redman drive a Gulf Porsche 917K to victory in the 1000 KM race at the Osterreichring in West Germany (1970).
Don Prudhomme sets an NHRA Funny Car elapse time record of 5.982 seconds at Ontario, California, USA. This is the first time a Funny Car has officially traveled the 1/4-mile in under 6 seconds (1975).
Tom Alley wins a 20-mile sprint race on a 2-mile track in Chicago driving a Miller-engined Pan-American (1917).
Glenn "Fireball" Roberts wins the National 400 NASCAR stockcar race at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (1962).
British Royal Air Force fighter pilot Andy Green becomes the first man to officially break the sound barrier on land when he averages 763.04 mph (1220.86 kph) in two passes in the Thrust SSC (1997).