This Week in Racing History (July 27-August 2)

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People in this week in racing history include: Andre de Adamich, Willian F. "Bill" Milliken, Parker Johnstone, Dick Kraft, Arthur Dexter, James Hunt, Niki Lauda, and Brian Redman.

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

July 27 - Andre de Adamich drives an Alfa Romeo T33/3 to victory in the sports car race on the Osterreichring in Austria (1969).

July 28 - Willian F. "Bill" Milliken, engineer, author, race, and an original organizer of races in Watkins Glen, New York, USA, dies at age 101 (2012).

July 29 - At his first race on an oval, Parker Johnstone puts his Honda-powered Indy Car on pole for the CART Michigan 500 (1995).

July 30 - The "Bug", generally considered the first rail dragster, races for the first time.  Dick Kraft is the driver (1950).

July 31 - Arthur Dexter drives a Riley to victory in the Prosperity Week Grand Prix on the roads around Orakei, New Zealand (1933).

August 1 - James Hunt, driving a McLaren-Ford, wins the German Grand Prix on the Nurburgring.  Niki Lauda crashes his Ferrari on the second lap and suffers serious burns that nearly kill him.  Six weeks later Lauda will return to racing (1976).

August 2 - Brian Redman wins the IMSA sportscar race at Portland, Oregon, in a Lola T600 (1981).

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