This Week in Racing History (December 13-19)

This Week in Racing History December 14 - Stockcar racer Hershel McGriff born (1957). December 15 - Sportscar great Peter Gregg commits suicide (1980). December 16 - Italian judge Antonio Costanza acquits three track officials...

This Week in Racing History

December 14 - Stockcar racer Hershel McGriff born (1957).

December 15 - Sportscar great Peter Gregg commits suicide (1980).

December 16 - Italian judge Antonio Costanza acquits three track officials and three members of the Williams Grand Prix team of manslaughter (omicido colpose) in the death of Ayrton Senna in an accident during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, Italy (1997).

December 17 - Jim Derhaag born (1950).

December 18 - NASCAR stockcar racer Ted Musgrave born (1955).

December 19 - The first Matra 3-liter V12 engine comes to life on a test-bench (1967).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1998

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Series Vintage
Drivers Ted Musgrave , Ayrton Senna , Hershel McGriff , Peter Gregg
Teams Williams