This week in racing history (1997-08-10)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker August 10 Dominic Distarce promotes the first professional midget race at Loyola Stadium in Los Angeles, California (1933). August 11 Jackie Oliver wins the last Can-Am held at Road America in Elkhart...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

August 10
Dominic Distarce promotes the first professional midget race at Loyola Stadium in Los Angeles, California (1933).

August 11
Jackie Oliver wins the last Can-Am held at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Last Can-Am win for Oliver and the UOP Shadow team (1974).


J.D. McDuffie dies in crash during Winston Cup race at Watkins Glen, New York (1992).

August 12
Parnelli Jones born (1933).


Manfred Winkelhock killed in crash of sportscar at Mosport, Canada (1985).

August 13
Dan Marvin born (1949).


Tim Richmond dies of complications from AIDS (1989).

August 14
Rob Walker born (1917).


Rusty Wallace born (1956).


Enzo Ferrari dies of natural causes (1988).

August 15
Guy Moll killed at Pescara (1934).


Robin Pemberton born (1956).

August 16
Elton Julian born (1974).


Rene Dreyfus dies from a heart attack (1993).

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