This Week in Racing History (July2-8)

July 2 Swede Savage dies from injuries suffered in a wreck 33 days earlier during the Indianapolis 500 (1973). The one-millionth Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line (1992). July 3 Bert Blomgren wins the midget race at Bagshaw Field...

July 2
Swede Savage dies from injuries suffered in a wreck 33 days earlier during the Indianapolis 500 (1973).


The one-millionth Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line (1992).

July 3
Bert Blomgren wins the midget race at Bagshaw Field in Everette, Washington, USA. Adolph Danz is second with Ernie Spaulding third (1938).


The Drag Races at Orange County Airport are held for the first time, in California, USA (1950).

July 4
David Perason wins the Firecracker 400 NASCAR race at Daytona, Florida, USA. Richard Petty is second and Bobby Allison third (1972).


F1, CART, and sportscar racer Jan Magnussen is born in Roskilde, Denmark (1973).


Tony Stewart wins the feature 3/4 midget race at the Rushville Fairgrounds dirt track in his hometown of Rushville, Indiana (1996).

July 5
Milt Minter, driving a year old Camaro, wins the Donnybrook Trans-Am race in Brainard, Minnesota. His teammate, Roy Woods, finishes third. This is the first race for their ARA Team (1970).


Cindi Lux wins the Woman's Global GT race at Sears Point, California, USA, for her first win in the series (1999).

July 6
Tyrrell Matra-Fords finish 1-2 in the French Grand Prix at Charade. Jackie Stewart wins with J-P Beltoise second (1969).

July 7
F1, touring car and sportscar driver Alessandra Nannini born (1959).

July 8
A crowd of 25,000 witness the first auto races in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, area. The first heat of the day, an amateur event for a trophy, is won by a man driving a Pearless, who beat four other racers (1905).

Copyright 2000 Michael J. Stucker

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Drivers Tony Stewart , Richard Petty , Bobby Allison , Milt Minter , Cindi Lux