This Week in Racing History (August 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 9 Edgar Barth wins the Freiburg-Schauinsland hillclimb in Germany driving a Porsche 718 RS Spyder (1964). August 10 Alex Zanardi drives a Reynard-Honda to victory in the...

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

August 9
Edgar Barth wins the Freiburg-Schauinsland hillclimb in Germany driving a Porsche 718 RS Spyder (1964).

August 10
Alex Zanardi drives a Reynard-Honda to victory in the CART Miller 200 on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, USA (1997).

August 11
The TWR Jaguar XJR-6 makes its race debut in the 1000 km World Endurance Championship race at Mosport, Ontario, Canada. Manfred Winklehock is fatally injured in the crash of his 962 during the race which is won by Derek Bell and Hans Stuck driving a Rothmans Porsche 962 (1985).

August 12
Rudolf Hasse, Auto Union Grand Prix driver and winner of the 1937 Belgian Grand Prix, dies in a field hospital from wounds suffered while fighting on the Eastern Front in WWII (1942).

August 13
Helio Castroneves wins the Miller Lite 200 at Mid-Ohio in Lexington, Ohio, USA (2001).

August 14
Alan Jones wins the Austrian Grand Prix at Hockenheim in a Shadow DN8. First F1 win for Jones and for Shadow (1977).

August 15
George Follmer drives a Ford-powered Lotus 70 to victory in the USRRC race at Continental Divide near Castle Rock, Colorado, USA (1965).

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Series History
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Alex Zanardi , George Follmer , Alan Jones , Derek Bell