This Week in Racing History (July 27-August 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 27 Mario Andretti enters his first road race. He wins the race at Lime Rock, Connecticut, USA, driving a front-engined midget. Mark Donohue is second in a rear-engined midget (1963). July ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

July 27
Mario Andretti enters his first road race. He wins the race at Lime Rock, Connecticut, USA, driving a front-engined midget. Mark Donohue is second in a rear-engined midget (1963).

July 28
Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Borgward, founder of the Borgward automobile company, dies at the age of 74 of a heart attack (1963).

July 29
Clarence Cagle, driver for General Patton during WWII and later Superintendant and Vice President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, born (1914).

July 30
CART Champ Car racer Rodolfo Lavin born (1977).

July 31
After a team record 58-race draught, Ferrari gets an F1 win, from pole-sitter Gerhard Berger in the German GP (1994).

August 1
The Ford Sierra Cosworth is homologated for Group A Touring Car racing (1987).

August 2
Jochen Rindt drives a Lotus 72-Ford to victory in the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim

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Drivers Mario Andretti , Rodolfo Lavin , Mark Donohue , Jochen Rindt