People in this week in racing history include: Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen, Dave MacDonald, Bernd Rosemeyer, George Follmer, Mark Donohue, Sir John Whitmore, Dario Franchitti, and William "Billy" Young.
This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker (www.vintageRPM.com)
Audi R8s finish 1-2 in the ALMS race at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, USA. Dindo Capello and Tom Kristensen finishing ahead of Frank Beila and Stefan Johansson (2002).
Dave MacDonald drives a King Cobra-Ford to victory in the USAC-sanctioned Time Grand Prix at Riverside, California, USA (1963).
Bernd Rosemeyer, Grand Prix racing great of the 1930s, is born at Lingen an der Ems, Germany (1909).
George Follmer wins the Can-Am race at Laguna Seca, California, USA, in a Penske Porsche 917/10K. Mark Donohue finishes second in the other Penske Porsche to give the team a 1-2 finish (1972).
Racer Sir John Whitmore born (1937).
Dario Franchitti wins the CART Honda Grand Prix in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia (1999).
William "Billy" Young takes the Top Eliminator drag racing win at Vargo Dragway in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA, driving a Ford Mustang (1964).