Events on this day
Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.
Nigel Mansell saved Peter Collins from drowning in the ocean off Rio De Janeiro , Brazil
The first European Formula 3000 race was held at Silverstone , England. Mike Thackwell took the victory.
Richard Petty failed to qualify for the NASCAR race at Richmond. This ended his run of 513 consecutive starts which started in November 1971