This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker
Antonio Ascari, Alfa Romeo racing great and father of Alberto Ascari, born in Bonferro di Sorga, Italy (1888).
Grossman drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to a class win (2nd overall) in the Bridgehampton "Double 500" (1962).
Stockcar racer Lee Roy Yarbrough born (1938).
Cal Rayborn rides a Harley-Davidson to victory in the 75-mile motorcycle road race at Carlsbad, California, USA (1966).
Johnny Aitken wins all 3 races held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They are the last races held there until after the end of WWI (1916).
Lola T142s fill the top six finishing positions in the F5000 race at Oulton Park, England. Mike Walker is the race winner (1969).
Riverside Raceway in California opens for formal competition (1957).