This Week in Racing History (August 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 8 Ronnie Peterson drives a March 712 to victory in the European F2 championship race at Mantdorp Park in Sweden (1971). August 9 Nelson Piquet, driving a Williams-Honda...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

August 8
Ronnie Peterson drives a March 712 to victory in the European F2 championship race at Mantdorp Park in Sweden (1971).

August 9
Nelson Piquet, driving a Williams-Honda FW11B, wins the Hungarian Grand Prix on the Hungaroring (1987).

August 10
David Hobbs drives a Chevrolet-powered Surtees TS5 to victory in the SCCA F5000 race in Donnybrooke, Minnesota, USA (1968).

August 11
Jackie Oliver wins the last Can-Am race held at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA. Last Can-Am win for Oliver and the UOP Shadow team (1974).

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
Helio Castroneves wins the CART Miller Lite 200 at Mid-Ohio in Lexington, Ohio, USA (2000).

August 14
Joe Leonard drives a Halibrand-Ford to victory in the USAC Championship race in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (1965).

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Series History
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Joe Leonard , Nelson Piquet , David Hobbs , Jackie Oliver , Ronnie Peterson
Teams Williams