Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
Stefan Johansson destroys his McLaren but is unhurt after hitting a deer at nearly 180 mph during practice for the Austrian Grand Prix at the Oesterreichring (1987).
The 750 kilometer sports car race on the Paul Ricard Circuit at Le Castellet, France, is won by Jean-Pierre Jarier and Jean-Pierre Beltoise driving a Matra M670C (1974).
Bill Schindler wins the AAA Championship race on the dirt oval in Springfield, Illinois, USA (1952).
Ken Miles is killed when the Ford J-Car he is testing crashes at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California, USA (1966).
Lou Sell, driving an Eagle-Chevy for Smothers Brothers Racing, wins the SCCA FA race at New Thompson Speedway, near Thompson, Connecticut, USA (1968).
August 19\Leo Kinunen, driving the AAW Porsche 917/10, wins the Interserie event at the Misano Autodromo in Santa Monica, Italy (1973).
Paul Tracy wins the CART Texaco/Haveline 200 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (2000).