This Week in Racing History
Bobby Allison drives a Junior Johnson prepared Chevy to victory in the NASCAR Grand National Southern
500 stockcar race at Darlington, South Carolina, USA (1972).
Steve Baker, the first American to win a world motorcycle road racing championship, the 1977 Formula 750 title, born (1952).
Max Welti, future Porsche Motorsport Director, Sauber team director and A1 Team Switzerland Team Principal, born (1952).
Engine builder Brian Hart born (1936).
Frank Elliott wins the 112.5 mile race at Unionville, Pennsylvania, USA, in a Miller Delage (1917).
Emilio Materassi and 27 spectators die when his Talbot crashes during the Italian Grand Prix at Monza (1928).
Danny Sullivan drives a Penske PC-18 to victory in the CART Texaco Havoline 200 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (1989).