This Week in Racing History (July 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 5 Bob Scott dies in a crash during the AAA Championship race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina, USA (1954). July 6 Alberto Ascari drives a Ferrari 500 to ...

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

July 5
Bob Scott dies in a crash during the AAA Championship race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina, USA (1954).

July 6
Alberto Ascari drives a Ferrari 500 to victory in the French Grand Prix at Rouen (1952).

July 7
Jo Siffert and Brian Redman drive a Porsche 908/2 to victory in the 6-hour sports car race at Watkins Glen, NY, USA (1969).

July 8
George Follmer wins the second Can-Am race of the season, at Road Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in a Porsche 917/10. Mark Donohue finishes second in a Porsche 917/30. It is the second and last Can-Am race that Donohue will not win this year (1973).

July 9
Peter Brock drives a Ford Sierra to victory in the ATCC Group A race at Oran Park, New South Wales, Australia (1989).

July 10
Patsy Burt, the first woman to win the Brighton Speed Trials and the RAC National Sprint Championship, born in Chelsea, London, England (1928).

July 11
Jim Clark drives a Lotus 33 to victory in the European Grand Prix at Brand Hatch, England (1964).

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Series History
Drivers Alberto Ascari , George Follmer , Jim Clark , Brian Redman , Peter Brock , Mark Donohue