The BPR Global GT race at Dijon, France, is won by the Venturi 600LM of Michel Ferté and Michel Neugarten (1994).
Sid Collins, the Voice of the Indianapolis 500, commits suicide after being diagnosed with ALS (1977).
A Porsche 906 driven by Tetsu Ikuzawa wins the sports car Grand Prix of Japan at Mt Fuji (1967).
Spanish auto manufacturer SEAT (Sociedad Española de Automóvile de Turismo, S.A.) is founded (1950).
Walter Röhrl, Harold Grohs, and Dieter Schornstein drive the winning Porsche 935J in the Silverstone 6 Hours sports car race (1981).
Manfred Schurti wins the BMW M1 Procar series race on the AVUS circuit in Berlin (1980).
Jochen Mass and Jackie Ickx, driving a Porsche 956-83, win the Silverstone 1000km sports car race in England (1984).
Alan Jones drives a Lola-Chevrolet to victory in the SCCA Can-Am race at Road Atlanta, Georgia (1977).
Leopold von Zedlitz and Rudi Golderer win the 6-hour ADAC touring car race on the Nürburgring, in West Germany (1960).
Lola Cars enters administration (bankruptcy) (2012).
First victory for a car bearing the Lola name occurs when Eric Broadley wins a race at a Maidstone and Mid-Kent Motor Club meeting at Silverstone, England (1957).
Hazel Williams, who co-founded Lotus Cars with her husband Colin Chapman, is born in London, England (1927).
The movie “Winning” is released (1969).
Paul Tracy wins the CART Motorola 300 at Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Missouri. The win is Penske Racing’s 99th Indy car victory (1997).
Canadian racer Maurice Carter is born (1921).
Jackie Ickx, driving a Ford Mustang, wins the Coupe de Spa touring car race on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium (1968).
Rick Mears drives a Cosworth-powered Penske PC-6 to victory in the Indianapolis 500 (1979).
The McLaren F1 sports car is unveiled to the public in Monte Carlo (1992).
Roger Lee Hayden, the youngest of three motorcycle racing brothers, is born in Owensboro, Kentucky (1983).
Howdy Wilcox drives a Peugeot to win in the first post-WWI Indy 500. First Indy 500 win for Goodyear tires. First playing of the song “Back Home Again in Indiana” at the 500 (1919).
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