This Week in Racing History (July 9-15)

This Week in Racing History July 9 NHRA Pro Stock racer Tom Martino born (1958). Howden Ganley wins the Interseries race at the Austerreichring in Austria (1972). July 10 F1 racer Jean-Peirre Jarier born (1946). July 11 Jerry Hoyt dies in...

This Week in Racing History

July 9
NHRA Pro Stock racer Tom Martino born (1958).


Howden Ganley wins the Interseries race at the Austerreichring in Austria (1972).

July 10
F1 racer Jean-Peirre Jarier born (1946).

July 11
Jerry Hoyt dies in crash during sprint car race at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (1955).

July 12
NASCAR's Rick Hendrick born (1949).

July 13
Midget and Indycar racer Sam Hanks born (1914).


Al Unser Sr. wins his first USAC National Championship race, a 100 mile night race on the dirt in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, USA (1968).

July 14
Driver Jeff Krosnoff and course worker Gary Avrin are killed in accident during CART race in Toronto, Canada (1996).

July 15
Wolfgang von Trips wins the British Grand Prix, at Aintree. This is his final GP win (1961).


Bobby Rahal drives a Lola T290 to victory in the SCCA sportscar race at Blackhawk Farms (1973).

Copyright 2000 Michael J. Stucker

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Series History
Drivers Bobby Rahal , Al Unser Sr. , Tom Martino , Jeff Krosnoff , Howden Ganley