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Tue 28 Dec 2004
This Week in Racing History (December 26-January 1)

This Week in Racing History (December 26-January 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 26 Derek Bell finishes third overall and first in the F3 class in a race at Mallory Park, England, driving a BMC-powered Lotus 31 (1964). December 27 Whitney Straight wins the South African...

Tue 21 Dec 2004
This Week in Racing History (December 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (December 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 19 The first Matra 3-liter V12 engine comes to life on a test-bench (1967). December 20 Formula One and sports car racer Karl Wendlinger born (1968). December 21 Ayrton Senna tests a...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
This Week in Racing History (December 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (December 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 12 Phillip Payne, driving the Baldwin Payne Special in the Sports Car class, wins the "Sports Cars vs. Hotrods" race at Van Nuys, California, USA (1948). December 13 Dr. Ferdinand Porsche ...

Wed 08 Dec 2004
This Week in Racing History (December 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (December 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 5 The paved track at Marouba, New South Wales, Australia, opens (1925). December 6 F1 Champion and DTM team owner Keke Rosberg born (1948). December 7 George Sherrard dies in an accident...

Mon 29 Nov 2004
This Week in Racing History (November 28-December 4)

This Week in Racing History (November 28-December 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 28 Bill France Jr. resigns as president of NASCAR and is replaced by Mike Helton (2000). November 29 Graham Hill dies in the crash of an airplane he is piloting, at Arley, Hertfordshire, ...

Sun 21 Nov 2004
This Week in Racing History (November 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (November 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 21 Radical Bugatti 251 GP racer is debuted to the press. It has a straight-8 engine mounted transversly behind the driver (1955). November 22 Longtime Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian...

Mon 15 Nov 2004
This Week in Racing History (November 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (November 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 14 The final race of NASCAR's inaugural season is held at Columbus, Georgia, USA (1948). November 15 Gerhard Berger leads home Michele Alboreto for a Ferarri 1-2 finish in the Australian...

Sun 07 Nov 2004
This Week in Racing History (November 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (November 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 7 Sports car racer Sherwood Johnson dies at age 73 (2000). November 8 Victor Hemery establishes a new speed record at Brooklands of 202.691 kmh in a "Blitzen Benz" (1909). November 9 Bruce...

Sun 31 Oct 2004
This Week in Racing History (October 31-November 6)

This Week in Racing History (October 31-November 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 31 Paul Derkum wins the first San Diego to Phoenix motorcycle race on an Indian motorcycle (1913). November 1 American sports car builder Bill Devin dies (2000). November 2 Bobby Rahal...

Fri 29 Oct 2004
Key Dates in Goodyear Racing history (Nov. 6 - 15)

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing history (Nov. 6 - 15)

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers Nov. 6, 1988 -- Alan Kulwicki, racing on Goodyear tires, wins the first race in what is now the NASCAR Nextel Cup ever...

Mon 25 Oct 2004
This Week in Racing History (October 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (October 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 24 The first "Birdcage" Maserati Tipo 61 is shipped from the factory in Italy to Joe Lubin in Los Angeles, California, USA (1959). October 25 David Brabham and Eric Bernard drive a Panoz...

Sat 23 Oct 2004
Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History (Oct. 18-28)

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History (Oct. 18-28)

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers Oct. 18, 1981 -- Goodyear-equipped driver Sammy Swindell finishes the World of Outlaws season at Eldora Speedway and wins...

Mon 18 Oct 2004
This Week in Racing History (October 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (October 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 17 Jackie Ickx and Derek Bell drive a Rothmans Porsche 956 to victory in the endurance race at Brands Hatch, England. Ickx wins the World Endurance Championship driving title (1982). October...

Sun 10 Oct 2004
Goodyear Racing key dates (Sept. 29 - Oct. 16)

Goodyear Racing key dates (Sept. 29 - Oct. 16)

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers Sept. 29, 1974 -- Racing on Goodyear tires at Brands Hatch, England, Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Jean-Pierre Jarier pilot...

This Week in Racing History (October 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (October 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 10 James Hunt wins the USGP at Watkins Glen, New York, in a McLaren M23 (1976). October 11 Wayne Gardner, first Australian to win the 500cc Motorcycle World Championship, born in Wollongong,...

Sun 03 Oct 2004
This Week in Racing History (October 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (October 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 3 Jackie Ickx and Jochen Mass drive a Rothmans Porsche 956 to victory in the World Endurance Championship 6-hour race at Fuji, Japan (1982). October 4 Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Lotus 72 to...

Sun 26 Sep 2004
This Week in Racing History (September 26-October 2)

This Week in Racing History (September 26-October 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 26 Martin Peters wins the Townsend Thoreson FF1600 race at Brands Hatch, England, driving a Lola T640E (1982). September 27 John Paul Sr. and Jr. win the 500-mile IMSA race at Pocono, ...

Sun 19 Sep 2004
This Week in Racing History (September 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (September 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 19 Scott Geoffrion sets a new NHRA Pro Stock 1/4-mile elapse time record of 7.099 seconds at Reading, Pennsylvania, USA (1992). September 20 Alain Prost, driving a McLaren-TAG MP4/3, wins...

Fri 17 Sep 2004
Key dates in Goodyear Racing history, 9-20/9-29

Key dates in Goodyear Racing history, 9-20/9-29

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers Sept. 19-21, 2003 -- Goodyear dominates the 40th running of the Sports Car Club of America's Valvoline Runoffs.

Sun 12 Sep 2004
This Week in Racing History (September 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (September 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 12 Pre-WWII racing great Robert Benoist is hanged by the Nazis in the Buchenwald concentration camp for being a French resistance leader (1944). September 13 Bob Glidden becomes the first...

Sun 05 Sep 2004
This Week in Racing History (September 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (September 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 5 Jackie Ickx and Jochen Mass drive a Rothmans Porsche 956 to victory in the Spa 1000K race in Belgium. Porsche wins the World Endurance Championship manufacturers title (1982). September...

Tue 31 Aug 2004
This Week in Racing History (August 29-September 4)

This Week in Racing History (August 29-September 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 29 Formula Atlantic and CART Indy Car team owner Doug Shierson born (1941). August 30 John Surtees drives the first Lola T70 MkII to victory in the Guards International Trophy race at ...

Sun 29 Aug 2004
Key dates in Goodyear Racing history (Aug. 30 - Sept. 4)

Key dates in Goodyear Racing history (Aug. 30 - Sept. 4)

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers AUGUST Aug. 30, 1992 -- Michael Schumacher wins the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps in his Benetton, winning ...

Mon 23 Aug 2004
This Week in Racing History (August 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (August 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 22 Nimrod Racing Automobiles, which fielded Aston Martin-powered prototypes, disbands (1983). August 23 Alberto Ascari wins the Swiss Grand Prix at Brengarten driving a Ferrari 500 ...

Sun 15 Aug 2004
This Week in Racing History (August 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (August 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 15 At Pescara, Italy, an OSCA races for the first time, but the car, driven by Franco Cornacchia, suffers engine failure (1948). August 16 Jackie Ickx wins the Austrian Grand Prix on the ...

Wed 11 Aug 2004
AARWBA Legends in Racing 2004

AARWBA Legends in Racing 2004

Five names added to AARWBA's Legends in Racing It is easy to over-use a word like "legendary," but what else can we call the two Indy Car chief mechanics, two NASCAR drivers and a pre-war grand prix hero elected to Legends in ...

Mon 09 Aug 2004
This Week in Racing History (August 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (August 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 8 Ludovico Scarfiotti, driving a Ferrari, wins the sports prototype hillclimb at Schauinsland, Germany. The Up-to-2-Liter class is won by Gerhard Mitter in a Porsche Bergspyder (1965). August...

Fri 06 Aug 2004
Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History, Aug. 9-15

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History, Aug. 9-15

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers Aug. 9, 1986 -- Al Unser Jr. wins both the race and the International Race of Champions title at Watkins Glen ...

Sun 01 Aug 2004
This Week in Racing History (August 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (August 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 1 The Prest-O-Lite smokestack outside of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is torn down. Carl Fisher, who built IMS, also co-founded the Prest-O-Lite company (1990). August 2 Jochen Rindt...

Mon 26 Jul 2004
Key Dates in Goodyear Racing history, July 26 to Aug. 1

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing history, July 26 to Aug. 1

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers July 26, 1986 -- Cale Yarborough races to victory on Goodyear tires in International Race of Champions competition at ...

Sun 25 Jul 2004
This Week in Racing History (July 25-31)

This Week in Racing History (July 25-31)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 25 Ron Fry drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Dyrham Park Hillclimb at Bristol, England (1964). July 26 Lee Kunzman, John Martin, Roger McCluskey, Dick Simon, and George Snyder test new...

Mon 19 Jul 2004
This Week in Racing History (July 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (July 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 18 Gerhard Mitter drives a Porsche Bergspyder to victory in the up-to-2-liter class n a prototype race at Solitude in Germany (1965). July 19 Mario Andretti wins the USAC Championship race at ...

Sat 17 Jul 2004
Key Dates in Goodyear Racing, July 19-25

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing, July 19-25

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers July 21, 1973 -- Henri Pescarolo and Gerard Larrousse give Goodyear its first victory in the Six Hours at Watkins Glen. The...

Tribute to Rodger Ward

Tribute to Rodger Ward

Farewell to Rodger Ward We paid our last respects to Rodger Ward on July 11, 2004, at the San Diego Automotive Museum, in famed Balboa Park. Over 300 people showed up to honor this great man and pay tribute to his life and to his ...

Papa Joe Hendrick passes at 84Headline

Papa Joe Hendrick passes at 84

Joseph R. Hendrick Jr., father of Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick and company president John Hendrick, passed away Wednesday evening at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He was 84. Papa Joe Hendrick award event: Papa Joe...

Sun 11 Jul 2004
This Week in Racing History (July 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (July 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 11 American Whitney Straight takes part in his first motorsport event, the Shelsley Walsh Open Hillclimb in Great Britain. He finishes third in an 1100cc Riley (1931). July 12 Nigel Mansell ...