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

August 31 - Luca di Montezemolo born (1947). - Blaine Johnson killed in accident during qualifying for NHRA US Nationals drag race in Indianapolis, Indiana (1996). September 1 - Denny Hulme drives his McLaren M8A to Road...

August 31 - Luca di Montezemolo born (1947).

- Blaine Johnson killed in accident during qualifying for NHRA US Nationals drag race in Indianapolis, Indiana (1996).

September 1 - Denny Hulme drives his McLaren M8A to Road America Can-Am win in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (1968).

September 2 - George Conner wins the USAC Championship race on the dirt in Atlanta, Georgia, driving a Kurtis-Offy (1946).

September 3 - Giuseppi Farina wins the first Formula One Grand Prix driving title at Monza, Italy (1950).

- Drag racer Doug Foxworth born (1963).

September 4 - Cincinnati Speedway Company board track opens in Cincinnati, Ohio (1916).

- Jules Goux, driving a Ballot, wins the first Italian Grand Prix at Montichiari, near Brescia (1921).

September 5 - Drag racer Jim Head born (1948).

- Bobby Unser drives Eagle-Offy to victory in 500 mile race at Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California (1976).

September 6 - Drag racer Kenny Bernstein born (1944).

- Bob Finney wins Pike's Peak Hill Climb in a Lincoln (1955).

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

Michael Stucker | Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, Texas stucker@sugar-land.anadrill.slb.com | Definately not Anadrill's opinion. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1997 "It's all fun and games. Until you break a hip." -- Craig Kilborn

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Drivers Jim Head , Kenny Bernstein , Luca di Montezemolo , Denny Hulme , Bobby Unser , Jules Goux