Michael Stucker, Historian
This Week in Racing History
September 18\Minardi F1 team founder Giancarlo Minardi born (1947).
Rex Mays drives an Offenhauser powered midget racer 147.037 MPH on the Bonneville Salt Flats for a U.S. Class E (2-liter, unblown) record (1949).
Jurgen Neuhaus drives the Gesipa Porsche 917K to victory in the Yellow Pages Interseries race at Thruxton, England (1970).
George Constantine wins the USAC Road Racing Championship race at Marlboro, Maryland, USA (1958).
Denny Hulme and Bruce McLaren, both driving Ford-powered McLaren M7A racers, finish 1-2 in the Canadian Grand Prix at St. Jovite (1968).
Don Branson drives a Watson-Offenhauser to victory in the USAC Championship race in Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1962).
The Avus racetrack opens in Germany (1922).