This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

August 24
Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the Formula 3 race at Skarpnack in Stockholm, Sweden (1969).

August 25
Dario Franchitti wins the CART race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (2002).

August 26
Dan Gurney protege Swede Savage is born (1946).

August 27
George Follmer drives a Penske Porsche 917/10K to victory in the Road America Can-Am race at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (1972).

August 28
Rene Arnoux drives a Ferrari 126C3 to victory in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort (1983).

August 29
Ferrari engineer Andrea Fraschetti is killed in a crash while testing a Dino 246 F1 car (1957).

August 30
Jochen Rindt, driving a Lotus 69, wins the second heat of the Formula 2 Preis von Salzburg on the Salzburgring in Austria (1970).