This Week in Racing History
Dave Causey and Luke Stear win the 500 mile SCCA sports car race at Elkart Lake, Wisconsin, USA, in a Maserati Tipo 60 "Birdcage". To celebrate the victory, their crew shaves off Stear's moustache and most of Causey's hair (1960).
Honda announces it will leave Formula 1 at the end of the season (1992).
Sports car racer Chuck Dietrich born (1924).
Rollie Free sets a World Speed Record for unfaired motorcycles of 150.313 mph riding a Vincent HRD Black Lightning on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA (1948).
Bern Scneider and Alexander Wurz drive a Mercedes CLK to victory in the FIA GT race at Donnington, England (1997).
Giacomo Agostini rides an MV Agusta to victory in the Italian Grand Prix for 500cc motorcycles at Monza (1968).
William C. "Billy" Durant creates General Motors as a holding company (1908).