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Mon 23 Dec 2002
This Week in Racing History (December 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (December 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 22 NHRA Top Fuel dragracer Shelly Anderson born (1965). December 23 Ferrari F93A unveiled to the public (1993). December 24 Ralph Moody offers Fred Lorenzen a Ford factory stockcar ride...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
This Week in Racing History (December 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (December 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 15 Six-time IMSA Camel GT champion Peter Gregg commits suicide (1980). December 16 Active suspension is tested for the first time on an F1 car when Dave Scott drives the Lotus 92 at ...

Mon 09 Dec 2002
This Week in Racing History (December 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (December 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 8 Les Graham, who will later win the first post-WWII 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship, is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross by the Royal Air Force (1944). December...

Tue 03 Dec 2002
This Week in Racing History (December 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (December 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 1 American Motors Corporation hires Craig Breedlove to set long distance high speed records with an AMX (1967). December 2 Lucien Bianchi drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Angola...

Mon 25 Nov 2002
This Week in Racing History (November 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (November 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker November 24 Bulgari drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Coppa FISA at Monza, Italy (1963). November 25 Gaston Chevrolet killed in National Championship race at Beverly Hills, California,...

Sun 17 Nov 2002
This Week in Racing History (November 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (November 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker November 17 Soichiro Honda, founder of the Honda Motor Company, born in Komyo, Japan (1906). November 18 Bob Oker, driving an AC Bristol, wins the Cal Club's "big car" sportscar event at Paramount...

Wed 13 Nov 2002
WM: Irwindale Turkey Night 1934-2001 top-five

WM: Irwindale Turkey Night 1934-2001 top-five

<pre> The Annual Thanksgiving Night Grand Prix ("Turkey Night") Top Five - 1934 Through 2001 YEAR TRACK LAPS FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH FIFTH 1934 Gilmore ...

Mon 11 Nov 2002
This Week in Racing History (November 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (November 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker November 10 Jim Hall's Can-Am driving career is ended by injuries suffered in an accident during the Stardust GP Can-Am race in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The race and the championship are won by...

Mon 04 Nov 2002
This Week in Racing History (November 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (November 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker November 3 David Piper and Bruce Johnstone drive a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Kyalami 9 Hours race in South Africa (1962). November 4 Carl Fisher wins a 5-mile handicap race at...

Mon 28 Oct 2002
This Week in Racing History (October 27-November 2)

This Week in Racing History (October 27-November 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker October 27 Bobby Hamilton drives a Petty Pontiac Grand Prix to victory in the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1996). October 28 Sitges, the first permanent racetrack built in ...

Wed 23 Oct 2002
Wood Brothers - 1963 Owner's Championship

Wood Brothers - 1963 Owner's Championship

Wood Brothers Racing topped owner's points in 1963, but didn't win the driving championship. This year, it is possible that the NASCAR Winston Cup team owner with the most points at the end of the season will not own the 2002 Winston ...

Tue 22 Oct 2002
This Week in Racing History (October 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (October 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker October 20 Maldwyn E. Jones makes his professional motorcycle racing debut winning three of four races in Dayton, Ohio, USA (1910). October 21 Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez drive a Ferrari 250 GTO...

Tue 15 Oct 2002
This Week in Racing History (October 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (October 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker October 13 Barney Oldfield drives in his last race, a sprint car event in Independence, Missouri, USA (1918). October 14 Fernand Tovano and co-driver Marcel Martin win the Rallye Cognac in ...

Mon 07 Oct 2002
This Week in Racing History (October 6-12)

This Week in Racing History (October 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker October 6 Graham Hill drives a BRM to victory in the USGP at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1963). October 7 Two AMC Spirit AMXs, running on BFG street tires, finish 25th and 43rd overall but first...

Sun 29 Sep 2002
This Week in Racing History (September 29-October 5)

This Week in Racing History (September 29-October 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker September 29 Mike Parkes wins the Daily Mirror Trophy race at Snetterton, England, in a Ferrari 250 GTO (1962). September 30 Pete Brock and Larry Perkins win the James Hardie 1000 at ...

Mon 23 Sep 2002
This Week in Racing History (September 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (September 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker September 22 Harry Miller submits a patent request to the US Patent Office for a car design which includes 4-wheel brakes, pierced brake drums, flat spoke wheels, and the engine as a stressed member...

Mon 16 Sep 2002
This Week in Racing History (September 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (September 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker September 15 Antonio Ascari, Alfa Romeo racing great and father of Alberto Ascari, born in Bonferro di Sorga, Italy (1888). September 16 Grossman drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to a class win (2nd ...

Thu 12 Sep 2002
Nebraska Auto Racing HoF news 2002-09-10

Nebraska Auto Racing HoF news 2002-09-10

Kosiski is 2002 Shuck Award winner. (Lincoln NE-September 10, 2002) - Many time NASCAR Late Model racing champion, Joe Kosiski was named the winner of the 2002 Gordie Shuck Memorial Sportsmanship Award by the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of...

Mon 09 Sep 2002
This Week in Racing History (September 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (September 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker September 8 Roy Salvadori drives an Aston MArtin to victory in the Coppa Inter Europa at Monza, Italy (1963). September 9 Driver Tim Richmond resigns from the Hendrick Motorsport NASCAR team ...

Sat 31 Aug 2002
This Week in Racing History (September 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (September 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker September 1 Leslie Parkhurst rides a Harley-Davidson to victory in the 200 mile motorcycle race at Marion, Indiana, USA (1919). September 2 "Big Daddy" Don Garlits wins the Top Fuel title at the...

Tue 27 Aug 2002
This Week in Racing History (August 25-31)

This Week in Racing History (August 25-31)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker August 25 At Bristol, Tennessee, USA, Ernie Irvan wins his first NASCAR Winston Cup race (1990). August 26 Jackie Epstein takes delivery of Lola T70 MkII SL71/38 (1966). August 27 NASCAR team ...

Sun 18 Aug 2002
This Week in Racing History (August 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (August 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker August 18 Innes Ireland drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Tourist Trophy race at Goodwood, England (1962). August 19 Richie Ginther drives a Porsche 550 to victory in the ...

Sun 11 Aug 2002
This Week in Racing History (August 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (August 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker August 11 Pre-WWII racing great Tazio Nuvolari dies of tuberculosis in Castel Dario, Italy (1953). August 12 Mark Donohue, driving a Penske Porsche 917/30, wins the Can-Am race at Mid-Ohio in ...

Tue 06 Aug 2002
This Week in Racing History (August 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (August 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker August 4 Sportscar racer John Fitch born in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1917). August 5 Ralph DePalma drives a Stutz to a 10 mile World Record Time of 6 minutes and 9.18 seconds at Des Moines ...

Mon 29 Jul 2002
This Week in Racing History (July 28-August 3)

This Week in Racing History (July 28-August 3)

This Week in Racing History July 28 The circuit at Monza, Italy, is driven on for the first time by Pietro Bordino and Felice Nazzaro in a Fiat 570 (1922). July 29 Alberto Ascari drives a Ferrari 375 to victory in the German Grand Prix on the...

Mon 22 Jul 2002
This Week in Racing History (July 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (July 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker July 21 Joe Aldana wins the Ascot TT motorcycle race in California. First US National TT for Norton (1973). July 22 Edoardo Lualdi wins the Trieste-Opicina hillclimb in Italy driving a Ferrari...

Wed 17 Jul 2002
This Week in Racing History (July 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (July 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker July 14 Tazio Nuvolari drives a Maserati to victory in the Grand Prix of Pau for his first post-WWII win (1946). July 15 NASCAR great Fonty Flock dies in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, after a...

SAMF3: Risatti - un apellido en carrera 1936-2002

SAMF3: Risatti - un apellido en carrera 1936-2002

Cuatro generaciones consecutivas de pilotos de competición es una verdadera marca mundial, dentro de la historia del automovilismo deportivo. Solamente se dio un caso así en la Nascar, la famosa serie norteamericana de los Stock Cars, donde el...

Sun 07 Jul 2002
This Week in Racing History (July 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (July 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker July 7 Christian Lautenschlager wins the Grand Prix de l'ACF, near Dieppe, France (1908). July 8 NASCAR team owner Leo Jackson born (1933). July 9 Rally champions Pat Moss and Erik Carlsson are...

Mon 01 Jul 2002
This Week in Racing History (June 30-July 6)

This Week in Racing History (June 30-July 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 30 Dino Ferrari, the son of Enzo, dies (1956). July 1 Kazuyoshi Hoshino, who participated in two F1 races in the 1970s, born in Japan (1947). July 2 Bill Elliott drives a Ford Thunderbird...

Wed 26 Jun 2002
This Week in Racing History (June 23-29)

This Week in Racing History (June 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 23 Ralph DePalma sets a one mile world's record of 35.2 seconds in a Mercedes at Des Moines Speedway in Iowa, USA (1916). June 24 Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien drive a Ferrari 330 TR/LM to...

Tue 25 Jun 2002
Irwindale annual Literature Faire

Irwindale annual Literature Faire

20th Annual Society Of Automotive Historians' "Literature Faire" - Sunday, June 30 - Irwindale Speedway Irwindale, Calif. - - The largest, best-attended, and by far the funnest (is that a word? -- Well, it really applies here) automotive ...

Mon 24 Jun 2002
AARWBA All-America Team history

AARWBA All-America Team history

<pre> HISTORY OF 2001 AARWBA AUTO RACING ALL-AMERICA TEAM MEMBERS FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM HONORABLE MENTION Townsend Bell AL-01 Kenny Bernstein DR-85 DR-86 DR-87 DR-91 ...

Mon 17 Jun 2002
This Week in Racing History (June 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (June 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 16 Ludivico Scarfiotti and Lorenzo Bandini drive a Ferrari 250P to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. First Le Mans victory for a mid-engined car (1963). June 17 Dick Johnson wins the ...

Fri 14 Jun 2002
Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction report

Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction report

Earnhardt and Seven Other Inductees Honored at 14th Annual Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony NOVI, Mich., June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As Teresa Earnhardt went on stage to accept her late husband's "Horsepower" statuette for his ...

Mon 10 Jun 2002
This Week in Racing History (June 9-15)

This Week in Racing History (June 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 9 The Belgian Grand Prix becomes the first race in which F1 cars carry rear wings. The race is won by Bruce McLaren in a Ford-Cosworth powered McLaren M7A (1968). June 10 Pete Ryan, who...