This Week in Racing History (August 26-September 1)

Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

August 26
Ayrton Senna wins the Belgian GP to score his 25th F1 victory, which tied him for third on the all-time win list with Jim Clark and Niki Lauda (1990).

Ayrton Senna
Ayrton Senna

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August 27
Dennis Firestone clinches the USAC Formula Super Vee title with a win in the second FSV race at the St. Paul Fairgrounds in St. Paul Minnesota, USA, driving a March 79V (1979).

August 28
Hans Stuck wins the Grossglockner mountain climb in Germany driving an Auto Union (1938).

August 29
Formula Atlantic and CART Indy Car team owner Doug Shierson born (1941).

August 30
Kenny Bernstein becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to break 270 mph when he runs 272.41 mph at Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1986).

August 31
Seiji Ara and Tom Kristensen drive a Team Goh Audi R8 to victory in the 1000km sports car race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium (2003).

September 1
Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the F3 race at Skarpnack in Stockholm, Sweden (1968).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Kenny Bernstein , Tom Kristensen , Seiji Ara , Jim Clark , Niki Lauda , Ayrton Senna , Ronnie Peterson
Article type Special feature
Tags audi, auto union, belgium, bernstein, care, clark, f3, firestone, funny car, grossglockner, history, kristensen, lauda, nhra, peterson, senna, shierson, stockholm, stuck, usac