People in this week in racing history include: Henry Seagrave, Manfred von Brauchitsh, Colin McCrae, Derek Ringer, Bruce McLaren, Dave Strickler, Alberto Ascari, Richard Petty.
This Week in Racing History
Henry Seagrave drives a Sunbeam to victory in the French Grand prix at Tours (1923).
Manfred von Brauchitsh scores the Mercedes-Benz Type W25 debut victory by winning the Eifelrennen at the Nurburgring (1934).
Colin McCrae and Derek Ringer win the Acroplis Rally in a Subaru Impreza (1996).
Bruce McLaren wins the USAC-sanctioned sports car race at Mosport, Ontario, Canada, driving a Cooper-Oldsmobile (1964).
Dave Strickler, 1960s drag racer ("Old Reliable" Chevy) dies of a heart attack while mowing his lawn in York, Pennsylvania (1985).
Alberto Ascari drives a Ferrari 500 to victory in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort (1953).
Richard Petty wins the Tuborg 400 NASCAR stock car race at Riverside, California, USA (1975).