This Week in Racing History
Sorry for the delay in uploading this, which is last week's TWiRH. Hurricane Ike knocked out my electricity and internet for a week. All is back to normal now.
Dario Franchitti wins the CART race at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby, England. Last win by a Honda-powered car in CART (2002).
John Cobb, driving the Railton Special, sets a new World Land Speed Record of 350.06mph/563.24kph (1938).
Hans Stuck wins the Mont Ventoux hill-climb in an Auto Union "P-Wagen" Grand Prix car (1934).
Francois Cevert drives a year-old McLaren M8F to victory in the Can-Am race at Donnybrook, Minnesota, USA (1972).
Jerry Titus drives his Shelby Mustang to victory in the Riverside, California, Trans-Am race, giving Ford the first Over 2-Liter Trans-Am title (1966).
Jeff Gordon wins the last NASCAR Winston Cup race ever run at North Wilkboro Speedway in North Carolina, USA (1996).
Odoardo Govoni drives the prototype Maserati Tipo 60 to victory in the Pontedecimo hillclimb in Italy (1959).