This Week in Racing History (December 14-20)

This Week in Racing History December 14 - World of Outlaw racer Andy Hillenburg born (1965). December 15 - NASCAR Winston Cup racer Jimmy Spencer born (1957). - Sportscar racing great Peter Gregg commits suicide...

This Week in Racing History

December 14 - World of Outlaw racer Andy Hillenburg born (1965).

December 15 - NASCAR Winston Cup racer Jimmy Spencer born (1957).

- Sportscar racing great Peter Gregg commits suicide (1980).

December 16 - Manfred Kremer born (1939).

- Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus, dies of heart attack (1982).

December 17 - CART Champcar racer Paul Tracy born (1968).

- Stan Barrett, driving a Hall Needham owned, Budweiser sponsored rocket powered car, unofficially breaks the sound barrier on land. Second back-up run is never made to make it official (1979).

December 18 - NASCAR Winston Cup driver Ted Musgrave born (1955).

- First races held on the newly repaved (with 3,200,000 bricks replacing crushed stone and tar) Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1909).

December 19 - Sam Conway born (1946).

December 20 - Formula One and sportscar racer Karl Wendlinger born (1968).

To clarify a birthday (December 11, 1935) from last week: The Ferdinand Porsche refered to is Ferry's son, Ferdinand Alexander "Butzi" Porsche, the designer of the 911. Sorry about forgetting all the extra data.

Previous issues of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

-- Michael Stucker | Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, Texas stucker$@sugar-land.spc.slb.com | Definately not Anadrill's opinion. Remove "$" from email address | Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1997 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- See my articles on the old Can-Am racing series (both 1:1 & scale models) at http://web-hou.iapc.net/~smh/ -- choose "Article Library". ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.

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