This Week in Racing History (July 16-22)

This Week in Racing History July 16 Leo Kinnunen wins the Hockenheim, Germany, round of the Interserie driving a Porsche 917/10 (1972). July 17 After two decades of racing Chrysler products, Richard Petty buys a Chevrolet Monte Carlo stockcar...

This Week in Racing History

July 16
Leo Kinnunen wins the Hockenheim, Germany, round of the Interserie driving a Porsche 917/10 (1972).

July 17
After two decades of racing Chrysler products, Richard Petty buys a Chevrolet Monte Carlo stockcar from Cecil Gordon (1978).

July 18
Glen Wood of NASCAR's famous Wood Brothers is born (1925).


John Cannon wins the L&M Continental Formula A race at Road America, Wisconsin, USA (1970).

July 19
Ferrari launches the 360 Modena at the Meadowlands in New Jersey, USA (1999).

July 20
Ernie Sapulding wins the inaugural feature race at Evergreen Speedway in Seattle, Washington, USA (1938).

July 21
Louis Rigolly becomes the first man to exceed 100 mph in a car when he achieves a speed of 103.56 mph in a Gordon-Brillie (1904).


Malcolme Campbell sets a Land Speed Record of 150.76 mph in a Sunbeam at Pendine (1925).

July 22
First auto competition involving more than one vehicle is held. The Peugeot of Lemaitre and the Panhard-Lavosser of Lavosser shared the win in the Paris-to-Rouen event, which was awarded to the vehicle that covered the 80 km "without danger" and "an ease of handling and economy" (1894).

Copyright 2000 Michael J. Stucker

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