People in this week in racing history include: Bernd Schneider, Klaus Ludwig, Tony Hulman, Bernie Ecclestone, Bobby Allison, David Pearson, Ayrton Senna, Derek Bell, and Denny Hulme.
This Week in Racing History — Michael Stucker — www.vintageRPM.com
Bernd Schneider and Klaus Ludwig drive a Mercedes CLK to victory in the FIA GT Championship finale at Laguna Seca, California, USA. Schneider wins the drivers championship (1997).
Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony Hulman dies (1977).
Bernie Ecclestone, one-time owner of Brabham and president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration, born in Suffolk, England (1930).
Bobby Allison and David Pearson finish 1-2 in Holman+Moody Fords in the NASCAR Grand National race at Rockingham, North Carolina, USA (1967).
Ayrton Senna drives a McLaren-Honda to victory in the Japanese GP at Suzuka (1988).
Sports car racer and Le Mans champion Derek Bell born in Pinner, Middlesex, England (1941).
Final Can-Am race for Chaparral. Vic Elford starts on the pole at Riverside, California, USA, but his race ends after 5 laps, with engine failure. Denny Hulme drives a Team McLaren M8D-Chevrolet to the win (1970).