This Week in Racign History (July 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker July 6 John Force becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to cover the 1/4-mile in less than 4.9 seconds when he runs 4.889 in Topeka, Kansas, USA (1996). July 7 Cobras finish 1-2-3 (Bob...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

July 6
John Force becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to cover the 1/4-mile in less than 4.9 seconds when he runs 4.889 in Topeka, Kansas, USA (1996).

July 7
Cobras finish 1-2-3 (Bob Johnson, Dave McDonald, and Ken Miles) in the SCCA production car race at Lake, Garnett, Kansas, USA (1963).

July 8
Mario Andretti wins the USAC sprint car race at Marne, Michigan, USA (1966).

July 9
Earl Kiser drives a Winton to victory in the $2500 main event at the Hamline Avenue track in the "Twin Cities" (Minneapolis-St. Paul), Minnesota, USA (1905).

July 10
Driver Sterling Moss and project manager George Eyston sail on board the Queen Mary from England toward the US, where they will attempt class Land Speed Record runs for MG (1957).

July 11
Pedro Rodriguez dies when his Ferrari 512M crashes while leading the Interseries race at the Norisring in West Germany (1971).

July 12
Baron von Tuna drives a Mercedes 6/25/40, their first supercharged production car to be raced in a hillclimb, to second place in a hillclimb in the Black Forest of Germany (1922).

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