People in this week in racing history include: Bobby Labonte, Terry Labonte, Billy Knipper, John Surtees, Bruce McLaren, Masahiro Hasemi, Larry Kopp, Gerhard Berger, Michele Alboreto, Alfredo Caniato and Enzo Ferrari.
This Week in Racing History
Bobby Labonte wins the NAPA 500 at Atlanta, Georgia, USA. His brother Terry clinches the NASCAR Winston Cup championship (1996).
Billy Knipper, driving a Lancia Gamma Tipo da Corsa, wins the Tiedeman Tophy at Savannah, Georgia, USA (1910).
John Surtees drives a Lola T70-Chevrolet to victory in the Can-Am race at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
This will be John's final Can-Am win. Bruce McLaren clinches the Can-Am Championship (1967).
Japanese Touring Car champion Masahiro Hasemi born (1945).
Larry Kopp becomes the inaugural NHRA Pro Stock Truck champion when he qualifies for the final race of the season in Pomona, Californa, USA (1998).
Gerhard Berger leads home Michele Alboreto for a Ferarri 1-2 finish in the Australian Grand Prix on the streets of Adelaide (1987).