This Week in Racing History (July 31-August 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 31 Rally driver Mikko Hirvonen born in Jyvaskyla, Finland (1980). August 1 Ferdinand Porsche is released from a French prison after his children Ferry and Louise pay 1000 Francs to the French ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

July 31
Rally driver Mikko Hirvonen born in Jyvaskyla, Finland (1980).

August 1
Ferdinand Porsche is released from a French prison after his children Ferry and Louise pay 1000 Francs to the French government (1947).

August 2
Thirteen year old Allesandro Zanardi, who will later become a 2-time Champ Car champion, drives a kart for the first time (1980).

August 3
Mark Donohue drives an Penske AMC Javelin to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada (1969).

August 4
NASCAR team owner Lowrance Harry born (1941).

August 5
Kalman von Czasy drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the German GP Grand Touring race at the Nurburgring in West Germany (1962).

August 6
Walt Hansgen drives a Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in the SCCA Modified Class National race at Montgomery, New York, USA (1960).

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Drivers Mikko Hirvonen , Mark Donohue