This Week in Racing History (August 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 2 Sports car racer Louis Krages, aka "John Winter", born (1949). August 3 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the non-championship F2 race at Falkenberg in Halland,...

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

August 2
Sports car racer Louis Krages, aka "John Winter", born (1949).

August 3
Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the non-championship F2 race at Falkenberg in Halland, Sweden (1969).

August 4
Giuseppe Compari wins the fifth Coppa Acerbo road race in an Alfa Romeo P2 (1928).

August 5
Orange County International Raceway, with road course and drag strip, opens in East Irvine, California, USA (1967).

August 6
Hermann Lang drives a Mercedes-Benz to victory in the Grossglockner mountain race in Germany (1939).

August 7
Stirling Moss drives the prototype Lotus 19 Monte Carlo to victory in its first race, the 75 kilometer Kanonlopper sports car race at Karlskoga in Sweden (1960).

August 8
Patrick Tambay drives a Ferrari 126C2 to victory in the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim (1982).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Patrick Tambay , John Winter , Stirling Moss , Ronnie Peterson