This Week in Racing History (July 24-30)

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By Michael Stucker. www.vintageRPM.com

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

July 24
The Southern California Sports Car Club runs their first race. Jack Early wins the 8-lap race for small sports cars, held at Carrell Speedway in Gardena, California, USA, driving an MG TC (1949).

Dario Franchitti
Dario Franchitti

Photo by: Jack Durbin

July 25
P.J. Jones leads home Juan M. Fangio II for an AAR Eagle-Toyota 1-2 finish in the IMSA GTP race at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1993).

July 26
Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin, one of the "Bentley Boys", is born (1896).

July 27
Mark Donohue drives a rear-engined midget racer to victory in a race for midgets and various formula cars at Lime Rock, Connecticut, USA, for his first professional win (1963).

July 28
Dario Franchitti wins the CART race through the streets of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (2002).

July 29
Brian Redman wins the L&M Formula 5000 feature race at Road America, in Elkhart Lake Wisconsin, USA (1973).

July 30
Mario Andretti drives a Brawner Hawk-Ford to victory in the USAC Championship race at Langhorne, Pennsylvania (1967).

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