This Week in Racing History (July 29-August 4)

Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

July 29
Michael Chandler wins the Formula Super Vee race at Texas World Speedway in College Station, Texas, USA, in a Ralt (1979).

#2 Champion Racing Audi R8: Frank Biela, Emanuele Pirro
#2 Champion Racing Audi R8: Frank Biela, Emanuele Pirro

Photo by: Richard Sloop

July 30
Emanuale Pirro and Frank Biela drive an Audi R8 to victory in the ALMS race at Portland International Raceway in Portland, Oregon, USA (2005).

July 31
Jim Jeffords drives a Maserati to victory in the USAC sports car race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA (1960).

August 1
The Ford Sierra Cosworth is homologated for Group A Touring Car racing (1987).

August 2
Jochen Rindt drives a Lotus 72-Ford to victory in the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim (1970).

August 3
Jean Behra, driving a Porsche RSK, wins the 6-lap sports car race on the Nurburgring in West Germany (1958).

August 4
Claude Ballot-Lena, 1983 Daytona 24 Hour winner and one of the first Europeans to race in NASCAR Winston Cup, is born in Paris. France (1936).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Frank Biela , Claude Ballot-Léna , Emanuele Pirro , Jochen Rindt
Article type Special feature
Tags alms, audi, ballot0lena, behra, biela, chandler, cosworth, daytona, ford, history, hockenheim, jeffords, lotues, mazerati, nascar, nuburgring, pirro, porashe, rindt, stucker, texas, touring car, usac