This Week in Racing History

August 9 - F1 and Indycar driver Stefan Johansson born in Vaxjo, Sweden (1956).

- Mark Donohue sets an American closed-course speed record of 221.120 MPH at Talledega, Alabama, in a Porsche 917/30 (1975).

August 10 - Eric Helary born (1966).

- Jacques Villeneuve announces that he will leave the CART Indycar series at the end of the season to race in Formula One (1995).

August 11 - First CART Indycar race for Jan Magnussen and Max Papis, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, USA. They finish 14th and 24th, respectively (1996).

August 13 - Giannino Marzatto sells his Ferrari 166 F2 to Berardo Taraschi (1954).

August 14 - 1974 Can-Am Champion Jackie Oliver born (1942).

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

August 15 - Guy Moll dies in wreck during Coppa Acerbo road race (1934).

- Clemente Biondetti drives an Alfa 158 "Alfetta" to victory in the last Coppa Acerbo road race (1939).

- Andy Petree born (1958).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (

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