This Week in Racing History
Walter Sobraske, machinist for Miller, Schofield, Offenhauser, and Meyer & Drake (later shop forman), born in West Virginia, USA (1901).
Dave MacDonald wins the USRRC race at Augusta, Georgia, driving a King Cobra (1964).
Graeme Lawrence drives a Ferrari Dino 246 to victory in Tasman Cup race at Levin, New Zealand (1970).
Sports car racer David Donohue, son of Mark Donohue, born (1967).
Indy car racer Dick Rathman born (1926).
Reigning F1 World Champion Nigel Mansell drives on an American oval for the first time when he practices at Phoenix, Arizona, in a Newman-Haas Lola-Ford (1993).
Bill Lipkey organizes USAC's first auto race, after USAC took over race sanctioning from AAA, when he presents a Midget race at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA (1956).