This Week in Racing History (August 21-27)

Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

Ayrton Senna
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August 21
The Watkins Glen 500 National is won by Sam Posey and Ray Caldwell driving a Porsche Carrera GTS (1966).

August 22
A.J. Foyt drives a Meskowski-Offenhauser to victory in the USAC Championship race on the dirt track at Springfield, Illinois, USA (1964).

August 23
The Interserie race at Keimola, Finland, is won by Gij van Lennep driving the AAW Porsche 917 (1970).

August 24
Frank Raymond Wilton, "Lofty" England, rally driver, race car engineer, and Chairman & CEO of Jaguar, born in London, England (1911).

August 25
Niki Lauda wins the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort in a McLaren MP4/2B-TAG. Lauda's last F1 victory (1985).

August 26
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
Babe Stapp, driving a Stevens-Offenhauser, wins the AAA Championship race on the dirt track in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (1939).

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Series History
Drivers Jim Clark , Niki Lauda , Ayrton Senna , Sam Posey , A.J. Foyt
Tags history, lauda, posey, senna