This Week in Racing History
Jean Guichet and codriver Jose Behra win the Tour de France rally in a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963).
Dan Gurney drives a Cobra to victory in the "Double 500" sportscar race at Bridgehampton, New York, USA (1963)
Hershel McGriff passes George Amick on the last lap to win the first race, a 100-lap event, on the newly paved Portland Speedway in Portland, Oregon, USA (1945).
Francois Cevert drives a year-old McLaren M8F to victory in the Can-Am race at Donnybrook, Minnesota, USA (1972).
Minardi F1 team founder Giancarlo Minardi born (1947).
Cory McClenathan, in a Top Fuel dragster, runs the 1/4-mile in 4.799 seconds at Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. First NHRA dragster to run the 1/4-mile in less than 4.8 seconds (1992).
Libero Liberatti, the 1957 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Terni, Italy (1926).