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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...

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 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...

Sun 10 Aug 1997
This week in racing history (1997-08-10)

This week in racing history (1997-08-10)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker August 10 Dominic Distarce promotes the first professional midget race at Loyola Stadium in Los Angeles, California (1933). August 11 Jackie Oliver wins the last Can-Am held at Road America in Elkhart...

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 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 16 Nov 1997
This week in racing history (1997-11-16)

This week in racing history (1997-11-16)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker November 16 Dario Resta, driving a Peugeot, wins the Vanderbilt Cup race in Santa Monica, California (1916). NHRA ProStock drag racer Darrell Alderman born (1949). November 17 Ray Kong born ...

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 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...

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...

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 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 13 Jul 1997
This week in racing history (1997-07-13)

This week in racing history (1997-07-13)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker July 13 Alberto Ascari born (1918). Off-road racer Evan Evans paralyzed in a road accident (1989). Davey Allison dies from injuries suffered in helicopter crash in Talledega, Alabama (1993). July ...

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 02 Nov 1997
This week in racing history (1997-11-02)

This week in racing history (1997-11-02)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker November 2 F1 racer Alan Jones born (1946). Ricardo Rodrigez dies in crash during practice for non-championship Mexican GP (1962). November 3 Stockcar driver Greg Sacks born (1952). November ...

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 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 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 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 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 16 Mar 1997
This week in racing history (1997-03-16)

This week in racing history (1997-03-16)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker March 16 Barney Oldfield drives a Benz to a One-Mile Speed record 131.724 mph (1910). Billy Stavola born (1947). March 18 Can-Am, Trans-Am, and Indy 500 champion Mark Donohue born (1937). March...

Sun 07 Dec 1997
This week in racing history (1997-12-07)

This week in racing history (1997-12-07)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker December 7 Bob Tullius born (1936). NASCAR racer Lee Roy Yarbrough dies of natural causes (1984). December 8 George Snider born (1940). December 9 Daniel MacKinlay Jr., driving a Spyker, and L. de...

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 15 Jun 1997
This week in racing history (1997-06-15)

This week in racing history (1997-06-15)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker June 15 Sportscar racer Eje Elgh born (1953). 1976 F1 World Champion James Hunt dies of a heart attack in London at the age of 45 (1993). June 16 Jim Hurtubise, driving an Kuzma-Offy, wins the USAC ...

Sun 06 Apr 1997
This week in racing history (1997-04-06)

This week in racing history (1997-04-06)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker April 6 Drag racer Don "The Snake" Prudhomme born (1941). A.J. Foyt, driving a Coyote/Foyt, wins the USAC Indycar race at Trenton, New Jersey, at an avaerage speed of 154.625 mph (1975). April 7 World...

Sun 30 Nov 1997
This week in racing history (1997-11-30)

This week in racing history (1997-11-30)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker November 30 Meyer & Drake deliver the first new 255 Offenhauser Indycar engine to Jones & Maloney (1956). December 1 Claude Bourbonnaise born (1966). Ernesto Maserati dies of natural causes ...

Sun 23 Mar 1997
This week in racing history (1997-03-23)

This week in racing history (1997-03-23)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker March 23 Land Speed racer Craig Breedlove born (1937). Motorcycle and F1 racer Mike Hailwood dies in a road accident in Great Britain (1981). March 24 CART racer Scott Pruett born (1960). Buddy...

Sun 16 Feb 1997
This week in racing history (1997-02-16)

This week in racing history (1997-02-16)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker February 16 Grand Prix driver Jean Behra born (1921). Bobby Archer born (1953). February 17 Steve Millen born (1953). February 18 Enzo Ferrari born in Modena, Italy (1898). Drag racer Scott ...

Sun 09 Nov 1997
This week in racing history (1997-11-09)

This week in racing history (1997-11-09)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker November 9 NASCAR truck racer Rick Carelli born (1955). November 10 F1 racer Eddie Irvine born (1965). November 11 F1 racer Vittorio Brambilla born (1937). Junior Dragster racer Courtney Enders born...

Sun 20 Apr 1997
This week in racing history (1997-04-20)

This week in racing history (1997-04-20)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker April 20 1961 F1 World Champion Phill Hill born in Miami, Florida (1927). April 21 Ayrton Senna wins his first Grand Prix at Estoril, Portugal (1985). Zora Arkus-Duntov, father of the Corvette, dies...

Sun 13 Apr 1997
This week in racing history (1997-04-13)

This week in racing history (1997-04-13)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker April 13 Dan Gurney, former F1/Indy/Trans-Am/stockcar/Can-Am racer and present CART team owner, born in Port Jefferson, New York (1931). Mario Andretti wins the USAC Champcar race in Hanford driving a...

Sun 02 Mar 1997
This week in racing history (1997-03-02)

This week in racing history (1997-03-02)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker March 2 Porsche Type 547 (Carrera) engine runs in Zuffenhausen for the first time. First engine ever designed by Ernst Fuhrmann (1953). March 4 Jim Clark, F1 World Driving Champion, born in Kilmany, ...

Sun 23 Nov 1997
This week in racing history (1997-11-23)

This week in racing history (1997-11-23)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker November 23 CART team owner Cart Hogan born (1929). November 24 Buddy Parrott born (1939) November 25 Gaston Chevrolet killed in National Championship race at Beverly Hill, California (1920). NASCAR...

Sun 03 Aug 1997
This week in racing history (1997-08-03)

This week in racing history (1997-08-03)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker August 3 Peter Collins dies during German GP at Nurburgring (1958). Lee Petty and his sons, Richard and Maurice, race against each other for the first and only time at Birmingham, Alabama's, Dixie ...