People in this week in racing history include: Hermann Lang, Dave MacDonald, Benny Parsons, Ernst Henne, Tony Brooks, Nino Farina, and Tracey Hines.
This Week in Racing History by Michael Stucker — www.vintageRPM.com
Hermann Lang, who won Grand Prix races and the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Mercedes-Benz, dies of natural causes (1987).
Dave MacDonald drives a King Cobra Cooper-Ford to victory in the USAC-sanctioned Pacific Grand Prix for sports cars at Laguna Seca, near Monterey, California, USA (1963).
Benny Parsons clinches the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship (1973).
Ernst Henne, riding a supercharged BMW, sets a new motorcycle world speed record of 272 kph/169 mph (1936).
Tony Brooks drives a Connaught to victory in the non-championship Syracuse Grand Prix on the Italian island of Sicily (1955).
Nino Farina gives Ferrari their first F1 victory when he wins a minor event at Lake Garda in a Type 125 (1948).
Tracey Hines wins the 33-lap Sammy Sessions Memorial USAC sprint car race at Winchester, Indiana, USA (1999).