People in this week in racing history include: Rodger Ward, Michael Andretti, Leo Kinunen, Andrew Meidecke, J.J. Lehto, Marco Werner, and Alberto Ascari
**This Week in Racing History – Michael Stucker – www.vintageRPM.com
Rodger Ward wins the 100 mile USAC Championship dirt track race at Springfield, Illinoise, USA (1963).
Michael Andretti wins the Texaco/Havoline 200 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA. His 25th and the Newman-Haas team's 50th CART win (1996).
Leo Kinunen, driving the AAW Porsche 917/10, wins the Interserie event at the Misano Autodromo in Santa Monica, Italy (1973).
Andrew Meidecke and Andre Bagnall drive a Ford Sierra to victory in the Pepsi 300 at Oran Park, New South Wales, Australia (1989).
Ettore Bugatti dies of natural causes (1947).
J.J. Lehto and Marco Werner drive an Audi R8 to victory in the ALMS race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (2004).
Alberto Ascari wins the Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten driving a Ferrari 500 (1953).