This Week in Racing History (July 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 19 Mario Andretti wins the USAC Championship race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1969). July 20 Arturo Merzario and Nino Vaccarella drive an Alfa Romeo T33/TT/12 to victory in...

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

July 19
Mario Andretti wins the USAC Championship race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1969).

July 20
Arturo Merzario and Nino Vaccarella drive an Alfa Romeo T33/TT/12 to victory in the Targa Florio on the island of Sicily in Italy (1975).

July 21
Malcolme Campbell sets a Land Speed Record of 150.76 mph in a Sunbeam at Pendine, Wales (1925).

July 22
Niki Lauda wins the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch in a McLaren MP4/2-TAG (1984).

July 23
Sportscar racer and Chaparral founder and team owner Jim Hall born in Abilene, Texas, USA (1935).

July 24
The Watkins Glen 6-Hours for the World Championship of Makes, the final race of the 5-liter sportscar era, is won by a 3-liter Alfa Romeo T33/3 driven by Ronnie Peterson and Andre de Adamich (1971).

July 25
Achille Varzi drives a 1500cc Maserati 4CM to victory in the Circuito de San Remo (1937).

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Drivers Mario Andretti , Niki Lauda , Ronnie Peterson , Arturo Merzario , Nino Vaccarella