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Sun 05 Jul 1998
This Week in Racing History (July 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (July 5-11)

This Week in Racing History July 5 - First race held on Omaha Auto Speedway board track in Omaha, Nebraska, USA (1915). - Phil Hill participates in his first Grand Prix, the French GP. Troy Ruttman's first ...

Sun 28 Jun 1998
This Week in Racing History (June 28-July 4)

This Week in Racing History (June 28-July 4)

This Week in Racing History June 28 - Mike Skinner born (1957). - Dan Gurney wins the French Grand Prix in a Brabham-Climax. First win for the Brabham marque (1964). June 29 - Harry Schell, the first American to...

Sun 14 Jun 1998
This Week in Racing History (June 14-20)

This Week in Racing History (June 14-20)

This Week in Racing History June 14 - John Miles born (1943). - Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood drive a Porsche 917 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Porsche's first overall win at Le Mans ...

Sun 07 Jun 1998
This Week in History (June 7-13)

This Week in History (June 7-13)

This Week in Racing History June 7 - LeHoux, driving a Bugatti, wins the Geneva Grand Prix at Meyrin, the first major international race held in Switzerland (1931). - Robbie Loomis born (1964). - William H.G.

Sun 31 May 1998
This Week in Racing History (May 31-June 6)

This Week in Racing History (May 31-June 6)

This Week in Racing History May 31 - Walter Baker becomes the first man to unofficially exceed 100 mph over 1 km in his electric powered "Torpedo". A wreck at the end of his run prevented it from becoming an ...

Sun 24 May 1998
This Week in Racing History (May 24-30)

This Week in Racing History (May 24-30)

This Week in Racing History May 25 - Cecil Snipe drives 4.5 liter Scat to victory in the first Giro di Sicilia, a race circling the whole island of Sicily. He covered the 605 miles (975 km) in 24 hours, 37 minutes ...

Fri 08 May 1998
This Week in Racing History (December 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (December 13-19)

This Week in Racing History December 14 - Stockcar racer Hershel McGriff born (1957). December 15 - Sportscar great Peter Gregg commits suicide (1980). December 16 - Italian judge Antonio Costanza acquits three track officials...

This Week in Racing History (July 26-August 1)

This Week in Racing History (July 26-August 1)

This Week in Racing History July 26 - Jimmy Murphy wins the ACF Grand Prix at Le Mans in a Deusenberg. Ralph de Palma's second place makes it an American 1-2 finish. First win for an American driver and first ...

This Week in Racing History (June 21-27)

This Week in Racing History (June 21-27)

This Week in Racing History June 21 - John Cannon born (1937). - Piers Courage dies in accident during Dutch Grand Prix (1970). June 22 - Phil Kreuger born (1951). - Robert O'Brien becomes the first American ...

This Week in Racing History (May 17-23)

This Week in Racing History (May 17-23)

This Week in Racing History May 17 - Nigel Mansell scores his first Formula One podium finish, third place, in only his seventh Grand Prix, the Belgian, at Zolder. Carlos Reutemann is the winner (1981). May 18 - ...

This Week in Racing History (May 10-16)

This Week in Racing History (May 10-16)

This Week in Racing History May 12 - Leon Duray, one of the most colorful and exciting drivers of the '20s, dies (1956). - Pierro Taruffi wins the last Mille Miglia. Taruffi's last race. Debut of first American ...

This Week in Racing History (May 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (May 3-9)

This Week in Racing History May 3 - Ken Tyrrell, former F1 team owner, born (1924). May 4 - Wolfgang von Trips, F1 racer, born in Cologne, Germany (1928). May 5 - Jimmy Murphy, first American to win a Grand Prix event in ...

This Week in Racing History (April 26-May 2)

This Week in Racing History (April 26-May 2)

This Week in Racing History April 26 - Gus Hutchison born (1937). April 27 - Bob Bondurant, sportscar racer and racing school owner, born (1933). April 28 - Jeep Hampshire records first sub 8 second (7.97) quarter mile...

This Week in Racing History (April 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (April 19-25)

This Week in Racing History April 19 - NASCAR team owner Robert Yates born (1943). April 20 - Peter Schutz, who became president of Porsche in 1981, born (1930). - Willie Haupt, American GP, hillclimb, and Indy racer ...

This Week in Racing History (April 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (April 12-18)

This Week in Racing History April 12 - Ross Cheever born (1964). April 13 - Max Mosley born (1940). April 14 - Jeff Andretti born (1964). - Ronnie Bucknum dies of complications from diabetes (1992). April 15 -...

This Week in Racing History (March 29 - April 4)

This Week in Racing History (March 29 - April 4)

This Week in Racing History March 29 - Seagrave sets one mile land speed record of 203.790 mph (1927). - Chip Robinson born (1954). March 31 - Kevin Cogan born (1956). April 1 - Ford 427 Cobrajet motor debuts. Sold in...

This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History March 22 - Rod Millen born (1951). - Peter Revson dies in Formula one testing crash at Kyalami, South Africa (1974). March 23 - Adrian Reynard born (1951). - Mike Hailwood dies in...

This Week in Racing History (March 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (March 15-21)

This Week in Racing History March 16 - Phil Hill makes the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, which rates him "Sportscar Driver of the Year" (1959). - Franck Freon born (1962). March 18 - Volker Weidler born...

This Week in Racing History (March 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (March 1-7)

This Week in Racing History March 1 - NASCAR racer Dave Marcis born (1941). March 2 - Sportcar racer Nino Vacarella born (1933). - Randy Anderson sets NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car national record of 253.73 mph at Texas ...

This Week in Racing History (February 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (February 22-28)

This Week in Racing History February 22 - F1 champion Niki Lauda born (1949). - Malcolm Campbell drives his Napier-Campbell to a One-Mile Speed record of 272.109 mph (1933). February 24 - Alain Prost, 4-time F1 ...

Four Named to IMS Hall of Fame

Four Named to IMS Hall of Fame

Indianapolis, January 29, 1998 -- In his first year of eligibility, four-time Indy 500 winner Rick Mears has been voted into motor racing's premier Hall of Fame at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Two other racing greats -- three-time Formula...

This Week in Racing History (January 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (January 18-24)

This Week in Racing History January 18 - F1 racer Gilles Villeneuve born (1950). - First FIA sanctioned Argentine Grand Prix won by Alberto Ascari driving an F2 Ferrari (1953). January 19 - Ray Harroun, first Indy...

This Week in Racing History (January 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (January 11-17)

This Week in Racing History January 11 - American John Walter Christie, free lance engineer, auto builder, and racer dies. Helped build first submarine and designed tanks used by Britain in WWII. His WC-5...

Mon 06 Apr 1998
This Week in Racing History (April 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (April 5-11)

This Week in Racing History April 5 - Ronnie Bucknum, F1 and sportscar racer, born (1936). - Hall of Fame Museum at the Indianpolis Motor Speedway opened to the public (1976). - Whitney Straight, who raced in more...