This Week in Racing History
Bernd Rosemeyer, driving an Auto Union, wins the Czech Grand Prix at Brno (1935).
Dan Gurney, driving a Climax-powered Lotus 17, wins both heats of the USAC Road Racing Championship Northwest Grand Prix at Pacific Raceway in Kent, Washington, USA (1962).
Dick Johnson and John Bowe drive a Ford Sierra to victory in the Toohey's 1000 at Mount Panorama in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia (1989).
Lee Petty wins his first NASCAR race, in a Plymouth, at 1/2-mile Heidelburg Speedway in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA (1949).
James Hunt wins the Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport, Ontario, in a McLaren M23 (1976).
Gordon England wins the 108 mile race for 750cc cars on the first day of racing on the banked track at Montlhery, France (1924).
Jochen Rindt, driving a Lotus 49B-Ford, wins his first Grand Prix, the USGP at Watkins Glen, New York (1969).