This Week in Racing History (August 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 1 The Prest-O-Lite smokestack outside of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is torn down. Carl Fisher, who built IMS, also co-founded the Prest-O-Lite company (1990). August 2 Jochen Rindt...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

August 1
The Prest-O-Lite smokestack outside of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is torn down. Carl Fisher, who built IMS, also co-founded the Prest-O-Lite company (1990).

August 2
Jochen Rindt drives a Lotus 72-Ford to victory in the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim (1970).

August 3
Klaus Ludwig, Bernd Maylander, and Bernd Schneider drive a Mercedes CLK to victory in the FIA GT race at the A-1 Ring in Austria (1997).

August 4
Count Agusta buys O.S.C.A. from the Maserati brothers (1963).

August 5
Burl Brown wins the Outlaw Fuel Altered race at Lone Star Raceway in Sealy, Texas, USA, in a 1923 Ford Model T (2000).

August 6
Michael Andretti drives a Lola T8900 to victory in the CART Marlboro 500 Indy Car race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklynn, Michigan, USA (1989).

August 7
Stirling Moss drives a Lotus 19 Monte Carlo to victory in the 75 kilometer sports car race at Karlskoga, Sweden (1960).

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