People in this week in racing history include: Henry Seagrave, Mario Andretti, Jo Bonnier, Paul Hawkins, Andy "Dead Dog" Green, A.J. Foyt, C.S. Rolls, Denny Hulme.
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).