People in this week in racing history include: Bernd Rosemeyer, Dan Gurney, Dick Johnson, John Bowe, Lee Petty, James Hunt, Gordon England, and Jochen Rindt.
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).