This Week in Racing History
August 30 - Bruce McLaren, two-time Can-Am champion, the second child of parents Les and Ruth, born in Auckland, New Zealand (1937).
September 1 - Elmer Trett is killed during exhibition run at the US Nationals drag race in Indianapolis, Indiana (1996).
- Gil de Ferran's fourth place finish secures Honda's first CART Manufacturers Championship (1996).
September 2 - F1 racer Olivier Panis born (1966).
- Jean-Patrick Hien dies in crash during National Championship race in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (1990).
September 3 - Dario Resta dies in crash during speed record attempt at Brooklands, England (1924).
- Jim Mcelreath wins the first California 500 at Ontario Motor Speedway in A.J. Foyt's back-up car. Jim Hurtubise started 33 in a front-engined roadster (1970).
- Michael Andretti announces his contract to drive for the McLaren Formula One team in 1993 (1992).
September 4 - Howdey Wilcox dies in wreck during championship race in Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA (1923).
- Alex Gurney, racer and son of Dan Gurney, born (1974).
Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).
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