This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

August 22
Nimrod Racing Automobiles, which fielded Aston Martin-powered prototypes, disbands (1983).

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

August 24
Alessandro Naninni, Marcel Tielmann, and Bernd Schneider drive a Mercedes CLK to victory in the FIA GT race at Suzuka, Japan (1997).

August 25
Niki Lauda wins the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort in a McLaren MP4/2B-TAG. Lauda's last F1 victory (1985).

August 26
Mark Donohue wins the Road America Can-Am race in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA, driving a Penske Porsche 917/30. Porsches sweep the first five finishing positions (1973).

August 27
A.J. Foyt drives the Oldsmobile Aerotech to a new closed-course speed record of 257.123 mph on the oval test track at Fort Stockton, Texas, USA (1987).

August 28
Racer Shan Groff born (1977).