This Week in Racing History
Paulo Gargano drives a Scuderia Marchitelli Alfa Romeo T33/TT/3 to victory in the Coppa Selva di Fasano Trofeo Zoo Safari Hill-climb in Italy (1975).
Bernd Rosemeyer, driving an Auto Union, wins the Czech Grand Prix at Brno (1935).
Five-time IMSA champion Al Holbert dies when the light-plane he is piloting crashes near Columbus, Ohio, USA (1988).
Sarah Fisher, the first woman to compete in the Indy Racing League, born (1980).
The first road races are held through the streets of Watkins Glen, New York. They are also the first post-WWII races held in the United States and the first SCCA sanctioned road races. Frank Griswald, driving an Alfa Romeo 2900B, wins both races, the Grand Prix and the Junior Prix (1948).
George Follmer drives an AMC Javelin to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Riverside, California, USA (1971).
Dario Franchitti wins the rain-soaked inaugural CART Texaco Grand Prix through the streets of Houston, Texas, USA (1998).