Ricardo Rodriguez dies in an accident during the non-championship Mexican Grand Prix on the Magdalena Mixhuca Circuit in Mexico City, Mexico (1962).
FIA declares that, beginning in 1993, all F1 cars must have flat bottoms. Ground effects chassis are outlawed (1982).
Hulman & Company announces they are selling the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IMS Productions, and the NTT Indy Car Series to the Penske Entertainment Corporation (2019).
Phil Hill, driving a Jaguar XK120, wins the first auto race ever held at Pebble Beach, California (1950).
Jochen Mass and Jackie Ickx drive a Porsche 956 to victory in the 9 Hours of Kyalami in South Africa (1982).
British auto racer Chris Craft is born (1939).
Johnny Parsons drives a Kurtis-Offenhauser to victory in the AAA Bay Meadows 150 on the dirt track at Bay Meadows Race Track in San Mateo, California (1951).
Multiple 24 Hours of Daytona winner Jim Pace dies of COVID-19 at age 59 (2020).
Ford announces there 1997 works Escort WRC team will be run by Malcolm Wilson’s M-Sport operation (1996).
Bobby Labonte repeats as victor in the NAPA 500 at Atlanta, Georgia. Jeff Gordon clinches his second NASCAR Winston Cup crown (1997).
Porsche engine designer Hans Mezger (pictured top) is born in Ottmarsheim, Germany (1929).
Mario Andretti drives a Brawner/Brabham-Ford to victory in the 200 mile USAC Championship race at Phoenix, Arizona (1967).
Jean-Louis Schlesser & Jochen Mass, driving a Sauber-Mercedes, win the 360km WEC race at Sandown Park, Australia (1988).
Drag racer Geno Redd is killed in a crash while testing his Pro Stock Plymouth Barracuda at Orange County International Raceway in Irvine, California (1971).
Shadow racing team founder Don Nichols is born in Eldon, Missouri (1924).
Bobby Isaac sets a new World Closed Course Speed Record of 201.104 mph at Talladega, Alabama (1970).
Ralph Mulford drives a Lozier to victory in the first Vanderbilt Cup race to be held in Savannah, Georgia (1911).
Edoardo Weber, creator of the Weber carburetor, is born in Torino, Italy (1889).
CART team owners elect Pat Patrick as their first president and announce that they will run their own races, without USAC sanction (1978).
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