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Sun 31 Aug 1997
This week in racing history (1997-08-31)

This week in racing history (1997-08-31)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker August 31 Luca di Montezemolo born (1947). Blaine Johnson killed in accident during qualifying for NHRA US Nationals drag race in Indianapolis, Indiana (1996). September 1 Denny Hulme drives his...

Mon 22 Dec 1997
This Week in Racing History (December 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (December 21-27)

This Week in Racing History December 21 - Drag racer Lori Johns born (1965). December 22 - NASCAR great David pearson born (1934). December 23 - F1 and sportscar racer Michele Alboreto born (1956). - Prince Bira dies of...

Sun 07 Sep 1997
This week in racing history (1997-09-07)

This week in racing history (1997-09-07)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker September 7 Louis Unser wins the Pikes Peak Hill Climb driving a Kurtis-Offenhauser (1953). September 8 Sterling Moss drives a Vanwall to victory in the Italian Grand Prix, at Monza (1957). September...

Sun 24 Aug 1997
This week in racing history (1997-08-24)

This week in racing history (1997-08-24)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker August 24 Shorty Templeton dies during midget race in Marion, Ohio, USA (1962). August 26 Johnny Parsons born (1944). Ayrton Senna wins the Belgian GP to score his 25th F1 victory, which tied him for...

Sun 19 Oct 1997
This week in racing history (1997-10-19)

This week in racing history (1997-10-19)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker October 19 Antonio Ascari, driving an Alfa Romeo P2, wins the Italian GP (1924). Drag racer Randy Anderson born in Denver, Colorado (1964). October 22 Four time IMCA champion Gus Schrader ia killed in...

Tue 16 Dec 1997
This Week in Racing History (December 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (December 14-20)

This Week in Racing History December 14 - World of Outlaw racer Andy Hillenburg born (1965). December 15 - NASCAR Winston Cup racer Jimmy Spencer born (1957). - Sportscar racing great Peter Gregg commits suicide...

Sun 06 Jul 1997
This week in racing history (1997-07-06)

This week in racing history (1997-07-06)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker July 6 Luigi Musso dies during French Grand Prix (1958). Parnelli Jones wins the Donnybrooke 250 Trans-Am race driving a Bud Moore prepared Mustang. USAC star Lloyd Ruby drives a privately entered ...

Sun 18 May 1997
This week in racing history (1997-05-18)

This week in racing history (1997-05-18)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker May 18 Simone Federmann, driving a Daimler Omnibus, wins the first Italian auto race, Turin-Asti-Turin, at an average speed of 15.5 kph (1895). First appearance of a Lotus in a Grand Prix happens at ...

Sun 12 Oct 1997
This week in racing history (1997-10-12)

This week in racing history (1997-10-12)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker October 12 The inaugural George Vanderbilt Cup race held at Roosevelt raceway in Westbury, New York, on Long Island. The 400 mile race is won by Tazio Nuvolari in a Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo ...

Sun 28 Sep 1997
This week in racing history (1997-09-28)

This week in racing history (1997-09-28)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker September 28 Team McLaren drivers Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme finish 1-2 in the only Can-Am event ever held at Michigan International Speedway (1969). September 29 Pat O'Conner wins the USAC ...

Thu 08 May 1997
This Week in Racing History (December 28 - January 3)

This Week in Racing History (December 28 - January 3)

This Week in Racing History December 28 - David Empringham born (1964). December 29 - Allan McNish born (1969). December 30 - Tony George, president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway born (1959). December 31 - Speed record...

Sun 14 Sep 1997
This week in racing history (1997-09-14)

This week in racing history (1997-09-14)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker September 14 After drivers Bruce Mclaren and Denny Hulme set fastest times in Saturday morning qualifying session for the next day's Bridagehampton, New York, Can-Am race, Team McLaren goes water skiing...

Sun 04 May 1997
This week in racing history (1997-05-04)

This week in racing history (1997-05-04)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker May 4 Grand Prix driver Wolfgang von Trips born in Cologne, Germany (1928). May 5 World of Outlaw racer Mark Kinser born (1964). May 6 Alessandro Cagno wins first Targa Florio in an Italia. He...

Sun 20 Jul 1997
This week in racing history (1997-07-20)

This week in racing history (1997-07-20)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker July 20 F1 and sportcar racer Chris Amon born in Bull, New Zealand (1943). Peter Collins scores his last Grand Prix victory, at Silverstone, England (1958). July 21 Paul Warwick killed in F3000 race...

Sun 08 Jun 1997
This week in racing history (1997-06-08)

This week in racing history (1997-06-08)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker June 8 Lodovico Scarfiotti dies in practice for Rossfield Hillclimb (1968). June 9 David Hobbs, racer and TV commentator, born (1939). The Belgian Grand Prix becomes the first race in which F1 cars ...

Sun 26 Oct 1997
This week in racing history (1997-10-26)

This week in racing history (1997-10-26)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker October 26 World of Outlaws driver Sammy Swindell born (1955). October 27 Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony Hulman dies (1977). October 28 Craig Breedlove drives the Shell Spirit of America LSR...

Sun 05 Oct 1997
This week in racing history (1997-10-05)

This week in racing history (1997-10-05)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker October 5 Caleb Bragg drives a Fiat to victory in the Amercian Grand Prize race held in Milwaukee, Wisconcin (1912). October 6 Francois Cevert dies in a crash during practice for the United Staes Grand...

Sun 27 Apr 1997
This week in racing history (1997-04-27)

This week in racing history (1997-04-27)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker April 27 Christian Werner wins the Targa Florio. First win for a supercharged Mercedes (1924). Rally driver Ari Vatanen born (1952). April 28 Exotic car mavin Ferruccio Lamborghini born...

Sun 17 Aug 1997
This week in racing history (1997-08-17)

This week in racing history (1997-08-17)

This Week in Racing History August 17 - F1 World Champion Nelson Piquet born (1952). - Engine builder Fred Offenhauser dies in his sleep, at his home in California (1973). August 18 - Drag racer Bob Glidden born ...

Sun 09 Mar 1997
This week in racing history (1997-03-09)

This week in racing history (1997-03-09)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker March 9 Jacques Villeneuve becomes the fourth driver to start on on pole in their first F1 race (1996). March 11 Henry Seagrave drives his Irving-Napier to a new One Mile Speed Record of 231.446 mph ...

Sun 01 Jun 1997
This week in racing history (1997-06-01)

This week in racing history (1997-06-01)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker June 1 Martin Brundle, F1 and sportscar racer, born (1959). June 2 Steve Kinser, World of Outlaw champion, born (1955). Bruce McLaren killed at Goodwood, England, while testing McLaren M8D Can-Am...

Sun 21 Sep 1997
This week in racing history (1997-09-21)

This week in racing history (1997-09-21)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker September 21 Mark Donohue, driving a Chevrolet Camaro, beats Parnelli Jones, driving a Ford Mustang, by 2.17 seconds to win the Sears Point 200 Trans-Am race at Sears Point, Caliornia. The win clinches...

Sun 29 Jun 1997
This week in racing history (1997-06-29)

This week in racing history (1997-06-29)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker June 29 Jimmy Bryant, driving the Offenhauser powered Dean Van Lines Special, wins the first Monza 500 "Race of Two Worlds" (1957). Page Jones, son of Parnelli Jones, born (1972). June 30 Guido Adami...

Sun 11 May 1997
This week in racing history (1997-05-11)

This week in racing history (1997-05-11)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker May 11 Race debut of Ferrari 125 at Diacenza, Italy (1947). Jack Sears wins British Saloon Car race at Silverstone in American Ford Galaxy (1963). May 12 Pierro Taruffi drives a Ferrari 335S to...