NASCAR driver Richard “Richie” Panch dies in an airplane crash near Winnsboro, South Carolina (1985).
Wolfgang Kaufman and Hubert Haupt drive a Porsche GT2 to victory in the FIA GT Championship race on the Lausitzring in Germany (2000).
Leighton Reese wins the SCCA Trans-Am race at Texas World Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, driving a Pontiac Grand Prix (2000).
Jochen Mass and Jackie Ickx drive a Porsche 935 to victory in the 6 Hours of Dijon at Dijon-Prenois in France (1976).
Swiss F1 and sports car racer Gianclaudio Giuseppe “Clay” Regazzoni is born (1939).
The Valelunga 6 Hours race is won by Giorgio Franoa & Roberto Marazzi in an Osella BMW P8 (1980).
Jody Scheckter drives a Ferrari to victory in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, Of the 24 starters, 13 previously had won F1 races. Eight of the others would go on to win Grands Prix (1979).
Gordon Spice, racer and constructor (Spice Engineering) dies from cancer at age 81 (2021).
Jackie Ickx drives a Ford Lotus Cortina to victory in the Coupes de l’Avinir touring car race at Zolder, Belgium (1966).
Jos Verstappen drives a Dallara 393 Opel to victory in the German F3 race on the Avus circuit in Berlin (1993).
Chevrolet announces they are withdrawing from CART Indy Car competition (1993).
Touring and sports car racer Jörg Obermoser, who also built Toj sports cars and later made and sold scale model car kits, dies after a long illness (2020).
Karl Kling drives a Mercedes to victory in the Berlin Grand Prix on the Avus circuit (1954).
Erwin George “Cannonball” Baker drives a Nash Ambassador up Mount Washington in New Hampshire in a record time of 15 minutes 27.67 seconds (1947).
Ike Krupp wins the SCCA B/Production race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, driving an American Motors AMX (1969).
Ferdinand Porsche drives a self-designed Lohner-Porsche electric car up the Semmering mountain road in Austria at a record speed of 40 KPH/26 MPH (1900).
Fritz von Opel wins the first race ever held on the Avus circuit in Berlin, Germany, driving an Opel (1921).
Mario Andretti secretly visits Weissach, Germany, to test the new Porsche Indy Car (1987).
NASCAR holds its last Cup race (until 2021) on a dirt track in Raleigh, North Carolina. Richard Petty wins the race (1970).
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