This Week in Racing History August 15 - Sterling Moss drives a Vanwall to victory in the Pescara Grand Prix (1957). - Lorenzo Bandini and Giorgio Scalatti win the Pescara Grand Prix (for the World ...
This Week in Racing History
August 15 - Sterling Moss drives a Vanwall to victory in the Pescara Grand Prix (1957).
- Lorenzo Bandini and Giorgio Scalatti win the Pescara Grand Prix (for the World Championship of Makes) in a Ferrari (1961).
August 16 - Richard Petty drives Chevrolet Monte Carlo to victory in NASCAR Winston Cup race at Dover, Deleware, USA (1979).
- Damon Hill starts last and finishes last in the last race run by the Brabham F1 team, the Hungarian Grand Prix. Brabham had 394 GP starts, 39 poles, 35 wins, 4 driver's championships, and 2 constructor's titles in 31 seasons (1992).
August 17 - Tyrrell 001 F1 racer debuts in London, England (1970).
- Fred Offenhauser, of Offy engine fame, dies of natural causes (1973).
August 18 - Drag racer Bob Glidden born (1944).
August 19 - First motor races held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1909).
- Rick Mears and Bobby Unser give Team Penske a 1-2 victory in the last Indycar race ever run at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1979).
August 20 - Drag racer Doug Kalitta born (1964).
August 21 - Stockcar racer Elmo Lamgley born (1929). Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).
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