This Week in Racing History
Chuck Parsons drives a Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in a sportscar race at Reno, Nevada, USA (1961).
Andy "Dead Dog" Green pilots the Thrust SSC to a new Land Speed Record of 714.144 mph in the Blackrock Desert. First person to drive a land vehicle over 700 mph (1997).
Denny Hulme drives a Chevy powered McLaren M8F to victory in the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Can-Am race (1971).
F1 racer Gerhard Berger born (1959).
Pedro Rodrigues drives a Ferrari 250P to victory in the 245-mile sportscar race at Mosport, Ontario, Canada (1963).
Superbike racer Gregorio Lavilla born in Tarragona, Spain (1973).
Stefan Bellof and John Watson drive a Porsche to victory in the World Endurance Championship race at Mount Fuji, Japan (1984).