By Michael Stucker. www.vintageRPM.com
This Week in Racing History
The Southern California Sports Car Club runs their first race. Jack Early wins the 8-lap race for small sports cars, held at Carrell Speedway in Gardena, California, USA, driving an MG TC (1949).
P.J. Jones leads home Juan M. Fangio II for an AAR Eagle-Toyota 1-2 finish in the IMSA GTP race at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1993).
Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin, one of the "Bentley Boys", is born (1896).
Mark Donohue drives a rear-engined midget racer to victory in a race for midgets and various formula cars at Lime Rock, Connecticut, USA, for his first professional win (1963).
Dario Franchitti wins the CART race through the streets of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (2002).
Brian Redman wins the L&M Formula 5000 feature race at Road America, in Elkhart Lake Wisconsin, USA (1973).
Mario Andretti drives a Brawner Hawk-Ford to victory in the USAC Championship race at Langhorne, Pennsylvania (1967).