This Week in Racing History
David Coulthard scores his first F1 World Championship victory in the Grand Prix of Portugal, at Estoril, in a Williams-Renault (1995).
30-year old Kevin Gobrecht is killed in an accident during sprintcar race at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska, USA (1999).
Trans-Am champion Dorsey Schroeder born (1952).
Vern "Flip" Fritch, racer, journalist, and National Sprintcar Hall of Fame inductee, born (1909).
Camaro driver Ron Fellows wins the season ending Trans-Am race in Reno, Nevada, USA. Mustang driver Tommy Kendall clinches his second straight Trans-Am title (1996).
Rookie Mike Borkowski wins the Trans-Am race at Pikes Peak, Colorado, USA, for his first Trans-Am win (1997).
Sportscar racer Bruce Leven born (1945).
Stockcar driver K.C. Spurlock born (1961).
Sandro Munari drives a Lancia Stratos to victory in the Monte Carlo Rally. Third straight Stratos rally win (1977).
Ayrton Senna de Silva, siting lack of sponsorship and the fact that his father needed help on his farm in Brazil, announces his retirement from racing. The retirement will only last until the start of the next racing season (1981).
Sportscar racer Eric van De Poole born (1961).
Peter Brock and Larry Perkins drive a Holden Commodore to victory in the James Hardie 1000 at Mount Panarama, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia (1984).
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