This week in racing history (August 10-16)

People in this week in racing history include: Jo Siffert, Kurt Ahrens, J.D. McDuffie, Rea Lentz, Tim Richmond, Edward T. Woolly, Clemente Biondetti, and Barry Sheene.

This Week in Racing History\\//Michael Stucker —

August 10
Jo Siffert and Kurt Ahrens score the first victory for a Porsche 917 when they win the World Sports Car Championship Austrian Grand Prix for sports cars on the Österreichring in Zeltweg, Austria (1969).

August 11
J.D. McDuffie is killed in an accident during the "Bud at the Glen" NASCAR Winston Cup race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1991).

August 12
16-year old Rea Lentz wins the first Pikes Peak Hill Climb driving a Romano Demon Special powered by a 125 hp Curtiss V8 aircraft engine (1916).

August 13
Stock car racer Tim Richmond dies of complications from AIDS at age 34 (1989).

August 14
Edward T. Woolly, driving a Porsche 356, wins the production car race at Silverstone in England (1954).

August 15
Clemente Biondetti drives an Alfa 158 "Alfetta" to victory in the last Coppa Acerbo road race (1939).

August 16
Barry Sheene wins the Swedish TT motorcycle race.  Marco Lucchinelli clinches the 500cc Grand Prix World Championship with his ninth place finish (1981).

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Series History
Drivers Tim Richmond , J.D. McDuffie
Article type Special feature
Tags barry sheene, clemente biondetti, edward t. woolly, j.d. mcduffie, jo siffert, kurt ahrens, rea lentz, tim richmond