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

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 31 Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme finish 1-2 in their Team McLaren M8B-Chevrolets in the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA, Can-Am race (1969). September 1 Mario Andretti drives the Mataka...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

August 31
Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme finish 1-2 in their Team McLaren M8B-Chevrolets in the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA, Can-Am race (1969).

September 1
Mario Andretti drives the Mataka brothers' midget to victory at Hatfield, Pennsylvania, USA, for his first ARDC win (1962).

September 2
Peter Gethin wins the F2 race at Brands Hatch, England (1968).

September 3
Ferdinand Porsche born in Maffersdorf, Bohemia (1875).

September 4
USAC open-wheel racer Dave Darland born (1966),

September 5
Joe Amato becomes the first NHRA Top Fuel driver surpass the 280 mph mark when he runs 282.13 mph during the US Nationals at Indianapolis, Indiana (1987).

September 6
Rally driver Rhys Millen born in Auckland, New Zealand (1972).

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