People in this week in racing history includes: Buzz Calkins, Emerson Fittipaldi, Robert Hoe Fergus, Jo Bonnier, Al Holbert, Chip Robinson, Derek Bell, Al Unser Jr. and Bob Glidden.
This Week in Racing History
Buzz Calkins wins the Indy 200, the first Indy Racing League race ever run, at Disney World near Orlando, Florida, USA (1995).
Emerson Fittipaldi wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires driving a John Player Lotus 72-Cosworth (1973).
Sports car and vintage racer Robert Hoe Fergus dies (1999).
First Shelby Cobra prototype runs at Silverstone, England (1962).
Swedish F1 and sports car racer Jo Bonnier is born (1930).
Al Holbert, Chip Robinson, Derek Bell, and Al Unser Jr. drive the Lauwenbrau Porsche 962 to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona (1987).
Bob Glidden is the first NHRA Pro Stock driver to run the 1/4-mile in under 7.6 seconds (7.557), at Pomona, California, USA (1985).