This Week in Racing History (August 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker August 11 Pre-WWII racing great Tazio Nuvolari dies of tuberculosis in Castel Dario, Italy (1953). August 12 Mark Donohue, driving a Penske Porsche 917/30, wins the Can-Am race at Mid-Ohio in ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

August 11
Pre-WWII racing great Tazio Nuvolari dies of tuberculosis in Castel Dario, Italy (1953).

August 12
Mark Donohue, driving a Penske Porsche 917/30, wins the Can-Am race at Mid-Ohio in Lexington, Ohio, USA (1973).

August 13
Glenn "Fireball" Roberts' first NASCAR win comes in his third race, at Hillsboro, North Carolina, USA (1950).

August 14
Bob Tullius and Bill Adam drive the Group 44 Jaguar XJR-5 to victory in the IMSA race at Mosport, Ontario, Canada (1983).

August 15
Manfred von Brauchitsch, GP driver for Mercedes in the '30s, born in Hamburg, Germany (1905).

August 16
Mike Gammino drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the SCCA sportscar race at Thompson Raceway in Thompson, Connecticut, USA (1963).

August 17
Motorcycle races are the first post-WWII races to be held on the Nurburgring in Germany (1947).

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