This Week in Racing History (August 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 17 Rodger Ward wins the 100 mile USAC Championship dirt track race at Springfield, Illinoise, USA (1963). August 18 Sterling Moss, driving a Vanwall, wins the Pescara...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

August 17
Rodger Ward wins the 100 mile USAC Championship dirt track race at Springfield, Illinoise, USA (1963).

August 18
Sterling Moss, driving a Vanwall, wins the Pescara Grand Prix in Pescara, Italy (1957).

August 19
First motor races held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which is paved with crushed stone and tar (1909).

August 20
Mark C. Smith wins the Bosch-VW Super Vee race at Road Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia, USA (1989).

August 21
Ettore Bugatti dies of natural causes (1947).

August 22
Jochen Rindt wins the Austrian Grand Prix for sports cars at Zeltweg behind the wheel of a Ferrari 250LM (1965).

August 23
Alberto Ascari wins the Swiss Grand Prix at Brengarten driving a Ferrari 500 (1953).

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