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/).
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