This Week in Racing History (July 17-23)

By Michael Stucker. www.vintageRPM.com

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

July 17
Jean Pierre Beltoise gives the Matra-BRM M620 its first victory with a win in a sports car race at Magny-Cours, France (1966).

July 18
Mark Donohue clinches the United States Road Racing Championship when he drives the Sunoco Lola T70 to victory at Kent Washington, USA (1967).

#16 1967 Lola T70 Mk IIIb, originally driven by Mark Donohue, owned by Steven Young
#16 1967 Lola T70 Mk IIIb, originally driven by Mark Donohue, owned by Steven Young

Photo by: Adriano Manocchia

July 19
USAC and the SCCA co-sanction the Kiwanis Grand Prix at Riverside, California, USA. The race is won by Richie Ginther in a Ferrari (1959).

July 20
The SCCA Formula A Continental Championship race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA, is won by Tony Adamowicz driving an Eagle-Chevy (1969).

July 21
Malcolme Campbell sets a Land Speed Record of 150.76 mph in a Sunbeam at Pendine, Wales (1925).

July 22
Niki Lauda wins the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch in a McLaren MP4/2-TAG (1984).

July 23
Larry Whiting, driving an MG TD, wins the first race through the streets of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA. It is a race for novices in cars with engines smaller than 1500cc (1950).

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