People in this week in racing history include: Nick Goozee, Mike Edwards, Tazio Nuvolari, Manfred von Brauchitsch, Jules Goux, Gilles Villeneuve, Augie Pabst,George Constantine
This Week in Racing History
Nick Goozee, Managing Director of Penske UK, is born (1945).
Pro Stock drag racer Mike Edwards is born (1957).
Two days after the start of WWII, Tazio Nuvolari drives an Auto Union to victory in the Grand Prix of Yugoslavia, in Belgrade.
This is the final race for Germany's "Silver Arrows" national racing cars. Mercedes-Benz driver Manfred von Brauchitsch tried to flee to Switzerland in the morning, but is stopped by Team Manager Alfred Neubauer, and participates in the race (1939).
Jules Goux, driving a Ballot, wins the first Italian Grand Prix at Montichiari, near Brescia (1921).
Gilles Villeneuve wins the non-championship Formula Atlantic race through the streets of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, driving a March 76B (1976).
The main event of the USAC Road Racing Championship race at Meadowdale International Raceway in Carpenterville, Illinois, USA, is won by Augie Pabst in a Scarab MkII-Chevrolet (1959).
George Constantine, driving a Aston Martin DBR2, wins the first USAC sanctioned sports car race, at Limerock, Connecticut, USA (1958).