This week in racing history (July 14-20)

People in this week in racing history include: Johnny Servoz-Gavin, Jake De Rosier, Leo Kinnunen, John Cooper, Richard Petty, A.J.Foyt, Alberto Ascari.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

July 14
Johnny Servoz-Gavin drives a Ford-powered Matra M630 to victory in the sports car race at Magny Cours, France (1968).

Alberto Ascari in the Ferrari 500 F2
Alberto Ascari in the Ferrari 500 F2

Photo by: Ferrari Media Center

July 15
Jake De Rosier, on an Indian, defeats Charlie Collier, on a Matchless, in a 10 lap (22 mile) motorcycle race at Brooklands, England (1911).

July 16
Leo Kinnunen, driving an AAW Porsche 917/10, wins the Interserie Sudwest Pokal race at Hockenheim in West Germany (1972).

July 17
John Cooper, builder of the first mid-engined Formula One and Indianapolis racers, is born in Kingston, Surrey, England (1923).

July 18
Richard Petty drives a Plymouth to victory in the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Trenton Speedway in Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1971).

July 19
A.J.Foyt wins the USAC Championship race at Trenton Speedway in Trenton, New Jersey, USA, driving an Offenhauser-powered Watson Roadster (1964).

July 20
Alberto Ascari drives a Ferrari 500 to victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone (1952).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Alberto Ascari , Richard Petty , John Cooper
Article type Special feature
Tags ascari., cooper, de rosier, foyt, history, kinnunen, petty, servoz-gavin