This Week in Racing History
Henry Seagrave, racer and speed record holder, is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, to an Irish father and American mother (1896).
Mario Andretti drives a Penske-Cosworth to victory in the last USAC Championship Indy car race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1978).
Gulf Mirages finish 1-2 in the sports car race at Skarpnack, Sweden, with Jo Bonnier finishing ahead of Paul Hawkins (1967).
Andy "Dead Dog" Green pilots the Thrust SSC to a new Land Speed Record of 714.144 mph in the Blackrock Desert. He become the first person to drive a land vehicle over 700 mph (1997).
A.J. Foyt, driving a Lotus-Ford, wins the USAC Championship race on the kidney-shaped oval at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1965).
C.S. Rolls wins the second Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man in a Rolls-Royce. He covers 259 kilometers in 4:06 hours at 63.5 km/h (1906).
Denny Hulme, driving a Brabham BT6, wins the Formula Junior race at Snetterton, England (1963).