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

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 27 Alex Zanardi drives a Reynard-Honda to victory in the CART US500 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklynn, Michigan, USA (1997). July 28 Tazio Nuvolari, driving a ...

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

July 27
Alex Zanardi drives a Reynard-Honda to victory in the CART US500 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklynn, Michigan, USA (1997).

July 28
Tazio Nuvolari, driving a Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo Tipo B, wins the German Grand Prix on the Nurburgring (1935).

July 29
Two-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso born in Oviedo, Spain (1981).

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

July 31
Open-wheel racer Justin Wilson born in Sheffield, England (1978).

August 1
George Follmer drives a Ford-powered Lotus 70 to victory in the L&M Continental Formula A race at St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada (1970).

August 2
Multiple Le Mans 24-Hour race winner Frank Biela born in Neuss, Germany (1964).

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