Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
The Watkins Glen 500 National is won by Sam Posey and Ray Caldwell driving a Porsche Carrera GTS (1966).
A.J. Foyt drives a Meskowski-Offenhauser to victory in the USAC Championship race on the dirt track at Springfield, Illinois, USA (1964).
The Interserie race at Keimola, Finland, is won by Gij van Lennep driving the AAW Porsche 917 (1970).
Frank Raymond Wilton, "Lofty" England, rally driver, race car engineer, and Chairman & CEO of Jaguar, born in London, England (1911).
Niki Lauda wins the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort in a McLaren MP4/2B-TAG. Lauda's last F1 victory (1985).
Ayrton Senna wins the Belgian GP to score his 25th F1 victory, which tied him for third on the all-time win list with Jim Clark and Niki Lauda (1990).
Babe Stapp, driving a Stevens-Offenhauser, wins the AAA Championship race on the dirt track in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (1939).