This Week in Racing History (August 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 3 When Tommy Kendall drives his Mustang to victory at Watkins Glen, New York, USA, he scores his ninth straight SCCA Trans-Am win, breaking Mark Donohue's record (1997). August 4 One time...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

August 3
When Tommy Kendall drives his Mustang to victory at Watkins Glen, New York, USA, he scores his ninth straight SCCA Trans-Am win, breaking Mark Donohue's record (1997).

August 4
One time editor of Road & Track magazine Tony Hogg dies of a heart attack (1983).

August 5
Glenn "Fireball" Roberts participates in his first auto race (1947).

August 6
A Chadwick touring car wins the Ohio Valley Climb in Wheeling West Virginia, USA (1907).

August 7
Sportscar racer Mike Brockman born (1945).

August 8
Pete Brock wins the Australian Touring Car Championship (1978).

August 9
Barney Oldfield drives a streamlined Miller with fully enclosed cockpit, called the "Golden Sub", to new one mile (80 mph), five mile (77.2 mph), 25 mile (75.4 mph), and 50 mile (73.5 mph) speed records (1917).

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Drivers Tommy Kendall