This week in racing history (1997-08-31)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker 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...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

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).

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