This Week in Racing History (July 13-19)

This Week in Racing History July 13 - Alberto Ascari born (1918). - Off-road racer Evan Evans paralyzed in a road accident (1989). - Davey Allison dies from injuries suffered in helicopter crash in Talledega,...

This Week in Racing History

July 13 - Alberto Ascari born (1918).

- Off-road racer Evan Evans paralyzed in a road accident (1989).

- Davey Allison dies from injuries suffered in helicopter crash in Talledega, Alabama (1993).

July 14 - Jaki Schecter, nephew of F1 racer Jody Schecter, and a racer in his own right, born (1974).

- Adrian Fernandez wins the Toronto Indycar race for his first CART win. Driver Jeff Krosnoff and a course worker die in an accident during race (1996).

July 15 - Sportscar racer Wayne Taylor born (1960).

- The one millionth Porsche rolls off the assembly line (1996).

July 16 - Indycar racer Jim Rathman born (1928).

- First test of Dodge Charger Daytona stockcar takes place at Chrysler proving grounds (1969).

July 17 - Last Offenhauser engine (midget engine SN 101) shipped before US entry into WWII (1941).

- Five-time Grand Prix driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio dies of pneumonia and liver failure (1995).

July 18 - Glen Wood, of NASCAR's famous Woods Brothers, born (1925).

- Mark Donohue drives his Mclaren-Offy to victory in the USAC Indycar race at Michigan, the day after winning the Road America Trans-Am race (1971).

July 19 - Mark Donohue drives his AMC Javelin to victory in the Trans-Am race at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

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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Drivers Adrian Fernandez , Wayne Taylor , Evan Evans , Alberto Ascari , Juan Manuel Fangio , Jeff Krosnoff , Mark Donohue , Davey Allison