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

September 10
Dave Causey and Luke Stear win the 500 mile SCCA sports car race at Elkart Lake, Wisconsin, USA, in a Maserati Tipo 60 "Birdcage". To celebrate the victory, their crew shaves off Stear's moustache and most of Causey's hair (1960).

September 11
Honda announces it will leave Formula 1 at the end of the season (1992).

September 12
Sports car racer Chuck Dietrich born (1924).

September 13
Rollie Free sets a World Speed Record for unfaired motorcycles of 150.313 mph riding a Vincent HRD Black Lightning on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA (1948).

September 14
Bern Scneider and Alexander Wurz drive a Mercedes CLK to victory in the FIA GT race at Donnington, England (1997).

September 15
Giacomo Agostini rides an MV Agusta to victory in the Italian Grand Prix for 500cc motorcycles at Monza (1968).

September 16
William C. "Billy" Durant creates General Motors as a holding company (1908).