This Week in Racing History
Richard Petty drives a Plymouth to victory in the NASCAR Winston Cup Riverside 250 in Riverside, California, USA. NASCAR debut for Mark Donohue and his Penske AMC Matador (1972).
Ken Miles drives the R-1, an MG special he built, to victory in the Desert Trophy Race at Palm Springs, California, USA (1954).
The Ford Motor Company of Australia withdraws from motor racing (1974).
Carlos Pace, driving a Brabham-Ford, scores his first F1 victory when he wins the Brazilian Grand Prix at Sao Paolo (1975).
Buzz Calkins wins the Indy 200, the first Indy Racing League race ever run, at Disney World near Orlando, Florida, USA (1995).
Jean-Pierre Wilmille dies from injuries suffered in a crash during practice for the Gran Premio del Juan Peron y de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires in Argentina (1949).
Sports car and vintage racer Robert Hoe Fergus dies (1999).