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This Week in Racing History
Jim Dittemore, driving an F5000 Lola T192-Chevy wins the first heat of the Seafair 200 USAC Road Races at Seattle International Raceway in Washington, USA. The event pitted F5000, F1, and Indy Cars against each other. The second heat is won by Sam Posey in an F5000 Surtees TS8-Chevy (1971).
Bobby Hill and Billy Huber finish in a dead heat in the 10-mile National Championship motorcycle race at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Only dead heat in American Motorcycle Association History (1948).
Nelson Piquet, driving a Williams-Honda FW11B, wins the Hungarian Grand Prix on the Hungaroring (1987).
Brian Redman drives a Lola T332-Chevy to victory in the SCCA F5000 race on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, USA (1975).
J.D. McDuffie is killed in an accident during the "Bud at the Glen" NASCAR Winston Cup race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1991).
August 12\Multi-talented driver Rufus Parnell "Parnelli" Jones, winner of the Indianapolis 500, Baja 1000 and the 1970 SCCA Tran-Am title, is born in Texarkana, Arkansas, USA (1933).
Roldan Rodriguez wins an F3000 Euroseries race for Team Minardi (2006).