This week in racing history (1997-07-13)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker July 13 Alberto Ascari born (1918). Off-road racer Evan Evans paralyzed in a road accident (1989). Davey Allison dies from injuries suffered in helicopter crash in Talledega, Alabama (1993). July ...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

July 13
Alberto Ascari born (1918).


Off-road racer Evan Evans paralyzed in a road accident (1989).


Davey Allison dies from injuries suffered in helicopter crash in Talledega, Alabama (1993).

July 14
Jaki Schecter, nephew of F1 racer Jody Schecter, and a racer in his own right, born (1974).


Adrian Fernandez wins the Toronto Indycar race for his first CART win. Driver Jeff Krosnoff and a course worker die in an accident during race (1996).

July 15
Sportscar racer Wayne Taylor born (1960).


The one millionth Porsche rolls off the assembly line (1996).

July 16
Indycar racer Jim Rathman born (1928).


First test of Dodge Charger Daytona stockcar takes place at Chrysler proving grounds (1969).

July 17
Last Offenhauser engine (midget engine SN 101) shipped before US entry into WWII (1941).


Five-time Grand Prix driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio dies of pneumonia and liver failure (1995).

July 18
Glen Wood, of NASCAR's famous Woods Brothers, born (1925).


Mark Donohue drives his Mclaren-Offy to victory in the USAC Indycar race at Michigan, the day after winning the Road America Trans-Am race (1971).

July 19
Mark Donohue drives his AMC Javelin to victory in the Trans-Am race at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (1970).

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Series History
Drivers Adrian Fernandez , Wayne Taylor , Evan Evans , Alberto Ascari , Juan Manuel Fangio , Jeff Krosnoff , Mark Donohue , Davey Allison