This Week in Racing History
Minardi F1 team founder Giancarlo Minardi born (1947).
The Coppa Nissena Hillclimb in Italy is won by Clemente Ravetto driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1965).
Top Fuel drag racer Darrell Russell is born in Houston, Texas, USA (1968).
Mark Donohue, driving a Chevrolet Camaro, beats Parnelli Jones, driving a Ford Mustang, by 2.17 seconds to win the Sears Point 200 Trans-Am race at Sears Point, California, USA. The win clinches Chevy's second straight Trans-Am title. After spraying the crowd in victory circle with champagne, Donohue picked up a garden hose and continued his celebration. His team owner, Roger Penske, locked himself in a street car with the windows rolled up to escape the antics (1969).
Lucien Bianci and Olivier Gendebien drive a Ferrari Berlinetta to victory in the Tour de France rally (1957).
The SCCA Modified Sportscar race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA, is won by Walt Hansgen driving a Maserati Tipo 61 (1960).
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Penske PC-18 to victory in the CART Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix at Nazareth, Pennsylvania, USA (1989).