This Week in Racing History (August 26-September 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker August 26 The Morris Mini is launched (1959). August 27 Former stockcar racer Lee Roy Yarbrough is found innocent by reason of insanity of attempting to murder his mother (1980). August...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

August 26
The Morris Mini is launched (1959).

August 27
Former stockcar racer Lee Roy Yarbrough is found innocent by reason of insanity of attempting to murder his mother (1980).

August 30
Ernest Fridrich drives a Bugatti to victory in the Coupe International des Voiterettes on the 10.8 mile Circuit Permanent de la Sarthe, in France (1920).

August 31
Jorg Obermuser wins the 2-liter sportscar race at Hockenheim, Germany, in a Toj-BMW (1975).

September 1
Joe Boyer dies in an accident during the National Championship race at Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA (1924).

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