This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

August 10
Jo Siffert and Kurt Ahrens win the Austrian Grand Prix for sports cars at the Osterreichring, giving the Porsche 917 its first victory (1969).

August 11
Alex Zanradi wins the CART race on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, USA (1996).

August 12
Multi-talented driver Rufus Parnell "Parnelli" Jones, winner of the Indianapolis 500, Baja 1000 and the 1970 SCCA Tran-Am title, is born in Texarkana, Arkansas, USA (1933).

August 13
Midget champion Ron "Sleepy" Tripp born (1953).

August 14
Le Mans winner and Can-Am champion Jackie Oliver born in Essex, England (1942).

August 15
Juan Pablo Montoya wins the CART Miller Lite 200 at Mid-Ohio, in Lexington, Ohio, USA (1999).

August 16
The 12-hour sedan race at Marlboro, Virginia, USA, is won by the work's Lotus Cortina of Mike Beckwith and Jackie Stewart (1964).