This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

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
Bill Krause drives a Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage" to victory in a sports car race in Santa Barbara, California, USA (1962).

September 2
Belgian Formula One and sports car racer Willy Mairesse commits suicide (1969).

September 3
Mark C. Smith wins the Formula Super Vee race on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, USA (1989).

September 4
Arturo Merzario drives an Alfa Romeo T33/SC/12 to victory in the World Sports Car Championship race at Imola, Italy (1977).

September 5
George Follmer drives a Porsche 934 to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada (1976).

September 6
Dario Franchitti wins the CART race through the streets of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (1998).