Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
16-year old Rea Lentz wins the first Pikes Peak Hill Climb driving a Romano Demon Special powered by a 125 hp Curtiss V8 aircraft engine (1916).
Georges Filipenetti, founder of Scuderia Filipenetti, is born (1907).
Jack Brabham drives a Cooper-Climax to victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix at Porto. Jim Clark scores his first F1 points with a third (1960).
Clemente Biondetti drives an Alfa 158 "Alfetta" to victory in the last Coppa Acerbo road race (1939).
Johnny Thompson wins the USAC Championship race on the dirt track in Springfield. Illinois, USA, driving an Offenhauser-powered Kuzma (1958).
Luigi Chinetti Sr., winner of the first post-WWII 24 Hours of Le Mans and America's first Ferrari distributer, dies (1994).
Dindo Capello and Tom Kristensen drive an Audi R8 to victory in the ALMS race at Mosport near Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada (2002).