This Week in Racing History (August 24-30)

This Week in Racing History August 24 - Shorty Templeton dies during midget race in Marion, Ohio, USA (1962). August 26 - Johnny Parsons born (1944). - Ayrton Senna wins the Belgian GP to score his 25th F1 ...

This Week in Racing History

August 24 - Shorty Templeton dies during midget race in Marion, Ohio, USA (1962).

August 26 - Johnny Parsons born (1944).

- Ayrton Senna wins the Belgian GP to score his 25th F1 victory, which tied him for third on the all-time win list with Jim Clark and Niki Lauda (1990).

August 27 - Funnycar driver Chuck Etchells born (1954).

- F1 and sportcar racer Derek Warwick born (1954).

August 28 - Art Malone drives Bob Osiecki's "Mad Dog IV" to a World Closed Course Speed Record of 181.561 mph at Daytona International Speedway. "Mad Dog IV" was a front-engined Curtis Indy roadster powered by a supercharged Dodge 413 Wedge motor. The body sported a stabilizing tail fin and inverted wings -- one each side of the cockpit like an airplane (1961).

August 29 - Indy racer Roger McCluskey dies of cancer (1993).

Previous issues of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker | Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, Texas stucker@sugar-land.anadrill.slb.com | Definately not Anadrill's opinion. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1997 "It's all fun and games. Until you break a hip." -- Craig Kilborn

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Series General
Drivers Chuck Etchells , Jim Clark , Niki Lauda , Ayrton Senna , Johnny Parsons , Derek Warwick