This Week in Racing History (July 31-August 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 31 Rally driver Mikko Hirvonen born in Jyvaskyla, Finland (1980). August 1 Ferdinand Porsche is released from a French prison after his children Ferry and Louise pay 1000 Francs to the French ...

This Week in Racing History (July 31-August 6)
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This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

July 31
Rally driver Mikko Hirvonen born in Jyvaskyla, Finland (1980).

August 1
Ferdinand Porsche is released from a French prison after his children Ferry and Louise pay 1000 Francs to the French government (1947).

August 2
Thirteen year old Allesandro Zanardi, who will later become a 2-time Champ Car champion, drives a kart for the first time (1980).

August 3
Mark Donohue drives an Penske AMC Javelin to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada (1969).

August 4
NASCAR team owner Lowrance Harry born (1941).

August 5
Kalman von Czasy drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the German GP Grand Touring race at the Nurburgring in West Germany (1962).

August 6
Walt Hansgen drives a Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in the SCCA Modified Class National race at Montgomery, New York, USA (1960).

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