Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Mario Andretti and Bruce McLaren drive a Ford GT40 MkIV to victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race (1967).
Hermann Lang drives a Mercedes W154 to victory in the Grand Prix in Pau, France (1939).
Dan Gurney wins the USAC Golden Gate 150 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, California, USA, driving his Ford-powered Olsonite Eagle (1970).
Tommy Milton sets a International Class D speed record by driving a Miller 183 to a speed of 151.26 mph on the Muroc Dry Lake (1924).
The USAC Road Racing Championship race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, is won by Roberto Mieres and Antonio von Dory in a Porsche 718RS (1959).
Rusty Wallace wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Bristol, Tennessee, USA, for his first Cup victory (1986).
Alfonso de Portago wins the Coupe de Vitesse at Montlhery, France, driving a Ferrari 250 GT (1957).