This week in racing history (1997-08-24)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker August 24 Shorty Templeton dies during midget race in Marion, Ohio, USA (1962). August 26 Johnny Parsons born (1944). Ayrton Senna wins the Belgian GP to score his 25th F1 victory, which tied him...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

August 24
Shorty Templeton dies during midget race in Marion, Ohio, USA (1962).

August 26
Johnny Parsons born (1944).


Ayrton Senna wins the Belgian GP to score his 25th F1 victory, which tied him for third on the all-time win list with Jim Clark and Niki Lauda (1990).

August 27
Funnycar driver Chuck Etchells born (1954).


F1 and sportcar racer Derek Warwick born (1954).

August 28
Art Malone drives Bob Osiecki's "Mad Dog IV" to a World Closed Course Speed Record of 181.561 mph at Daytona International Speedway. "Mad Dog IV" was a front-engined Curtis Indy roadster powered by a supercharged Dodge 413 Wedge motor. The body sported a stabilizing tail fin and inverted wings -- one each side of the cockpit like an airplane (1961).

August 29
Indy racer Roger McCluskey dies of cancer (1993).

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