This week in racing history (1997-09-21)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker September 21 Mark Donohue, driving a Chevrolet Camaro, beats Parnelli Jones, driving a Ford Mustang, by 2.17 seconds to win the Sears Point 200 Trans-Am race at Sears Point, Caliornia. The win clinches...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

September 21
Mark Donohue, driving a Chevrolet Camaro, beats Parnelli Jones, driving a Ford Mustang, by 2.17 seconds to win the Sears Point 200 Trans-Am race at Sears Point, Caliornia. The win clinches Chevy's second straight Trans-Am title. After spraying the crowd in victory circle with champagne, Donohue picked up a garden hose and continued his celebration. His team owner, Roger Penske, locked himself in a street car with the windows rolled up to escape the antics (1969).

September 22
Denny Hulme and Bruce McLaren, both driving Ford powered McLaren M7A racers, finish 1-2 in the Canadian Grand Prix at St. Jovite (1968).

September 23
Gordon Johncock wins the USAC Champioanship race at Trenton, New Jersey, in an Eagle-Offenhauser (1973).

September 24
Pre-war driving ace Eddie Rickenbacker is named commanding officer of the US "Hat in the Ring" airplane fighter squadren during World War I (1918).

September 25
Johnnie Parsons drives a Kurtis-Offenhauser to victory in the AAA sanctioned race on the dirt track at Springfield, Illinois (1949).

September 26
Denny Hulme drives a Chevy powered McLaren M8F to victory in the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Can-Am race (1971).

September 27
Parnelli Jones wins the USAC Championship race at Trenton, New Jersey, driving a Lotus-Ford (1964).

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Series History
Drivers Denny Hulme , Bruce McLaren , Parnelli Jones , Gordon Johncock , Roger Penske , Mark Donohue