This Week in Racing History
William Ralph Seagraves, President of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company's Special Events Operations, dies of natural causes. He was instrumental in having Winston cigarettes becoming the title sponsors for NASCAR's Cup series and NHRA drag racing (1998).
F1 driver Eric Comas born in Romans, France (1963).
Denny Hulme wins the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Can-Am race in a McLaren M8A-Chevrolet (1968).
Hans Stuck drives an Auto Union "P-Wagen" to victory in the Masaryk Prize in Czechoslovakia (1934).
Dick Johnson and John Bowe drive a Ford Sierra to victory in the Toohey's 1000 at Mount Panarama in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia (1989).
Bernd Rosemeyer, driving an Auto Union, wins the last race of the 750kg racing formula, the British Grand Prix at Donnington (1937).
James Hunt wins the Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport, Ontario, in a McLaren M23 (1976).