This Week in Racing History (December 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com December 17 Champ Car race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay born (1980). December 18 The first world Land Speed Record is set in Acheres. Compte Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat drove a...

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

December 17
Champ Car race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay born (1980).


December 18
The first world Land Speed Record is set in Acheres. Compte Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat drove a Jeantaud to a speed of 39.24 mph/62.78 kmh (1898).

December 19
The first Matra 3-liter V12 engine comes to life on a test-bench (1967).

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

December 21
Ayrton Senna tests a Penske Indycar at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1992).

December 22
Garrie Clifford Cooper, founder of the Elfin race car company, born in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (1935).

December 23
F1 and sportscar racer Michele Alboreto born in Milan, Italy (1956).

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Series History
Drivers Karl Wendlinger , Ayrton Senna , Michele Alboreto , Ryan Hunter-Reay