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

August 3
Mark Donohue drives a Penske AMC Javelin to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada (1969).

August 4
Michele Alboreto drives a Ferrari 156/85 to victory in the German Grand Prix on the Nurburgring (1985).

August 5
Jerry Titus dies from injuries suffered 17 days earlier in practice for the Trans-Am race at Road America (1970).

August 6
Leo Kinnunen drives a Porsche 917-10 to win in the Interseries race at the Norisring in Germany (1972).

August 7
George Wickens drives a JAP-powered Cooper MK4 to victory in the Daily Telegraph International 500cc race at Brand Hatch, England (1950).

August 8
Dario Franchitti wins the CART Tenneco Detroit Grand Prix on the Belle Isle Circuit in Detroit Michigan, USA (1999).

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).

Note: There originally was an error in last week's entry for August 1. It stated that George Follmer won an FA race driving a Porsche-powered Lotus 23, when in fact it was a Ford-powered Lotus 70. The entry has been corrected.