This Week in Racing History

August 13
Clifford Allison dies in practice crash for NASCAR Busch Grand National race in Michigan, USA (1995).

August 14
Peter White drives an S.R. Fronty to a new track record of 101.3 mph on the concrete race track at Maroubra, Australia (1926).

August 15
Guy Moll killed at Pescara (1934).

August 16
Ford Sierras finish 1-2-3-4 in the World Touring Car Championship race at Brno, Czechoslovakia (1987).

August 17
Ken Miles killed in crash while testing Ford J-Car at Riverside, California, USA (1966).

August 19
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway opens with a crushed stone and tar racing surface (1909),

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