This Week in Racing History (July 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker July 22 Bob Morriss wins the ATCC race at Lakeside, Australia (1979). July 23 Rudolph Caracciola wins his sixth German Grand Prix and Mercedes their fifth, at the Nurburgring (1939). July ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

July 22
Bob Morriss wins the ATCC race at Lakeside, Australia (1979).

July 23
Rudolph Caracciola wins his sixth German Grand Prix and Mercedes their fifth, at the Nurburgring (1939).

July 25
Adolph Dans wins the feature race at Olympic View Speedway in Seattle, Washington, USA (1935).

July 26
Lance Reventlow, racer and builder of the Scarab race cars, dies in a plane crash at the age of 37 (1972).


Klaus Ludwug drives a Ford Mustang to victory in the IMSA race at Sears Point, California, USA (1981).

July 27
Jimmy Murphy, driving a Duesenberg and with Ernie Olson as his riding mechanic, leads an American 1-2 finish in the Grand Prix de l'A.C.F. at Le Mans, France. Ralph DePalma is second in a Ballot (1921).

July 28
Davey Allison makes his NASCAR Winston Cup debut with a 10th place finish at Talledega, Alabama, USA (1985).

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Series History
Drivers Jimmy Murphy , Ralph DePalma , Ernie Olson , Davey Allison