This Week in Racing History (July 19-25)

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This Week in Racing History July 19 - Ayrton Senna has his first drive in an F1 car when he tests a Williams-Ford FW08C for Frank Williams (1983). July 20 - Salvatore Ammendola drives an Alfa Romeo to victory...

This Week in Racing History

July 19 - Ayrton Senna has his first drive in an F1 car when he tests a Williams-Ford FW08C for Frank Williams (1983).

July 20 - Salvatore Ammendola drives an Alfa Romeo to victory in the first Dolomite Cup mountian race, in Italy (1947).

- Wendall Scott captures the only pole of his NASCAR Grand National career, at Savannah, Georgia, USA (1962).

- Bernd Schneider, German touring and sports car racer, born (1964).

July 21 - Rich Vogler dies in wreck during sprint car race at Salem, Indiana, USA (1990).

July 22 - Sportscar racer Calvin Fish born (1961).

July 23 - Sportscar racer and Chaparral team owner Jim Hall born in Abilene, Texas, USA (1935).

- Digby Martland's Chevron B3 wins its first time out, at Oulton Park, England (1966).

July 24 - Phil Hill drives his supercharged MG TC to victory over a mixed field at Carrell Speedway in Gardenia, California, USA. It was his first ever race win (1949).

- Indycar racer Stan Wattles born (1961).

July 25 - Roger Ward defeats the creme of US sportscar racers when he wins the Formula Libre race at Lime Rock, Connecticut, in an Offenhauser powered Kurtis midget (1959).

Previous installments 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@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1998

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