This Week in Racing History

September 14 - Indycar and sportscar driver Dominic Dobson born (1957).

September 15 - Jimmy Murphy dies in wreck during Championship race at Syracuse, New York, USA (1924).

September 16 - Eyston sets One-Mile Speed Record of 357.5 mph in the Thunderbolt 1 (1938).

- Sportscar racer Darin Brassfield born (1963).

September 17 - Roscoe Sarles dies in accident during Championship race at Kansas City, Missouri, USA (1922).

- NHRA Funnycar team owner Chuck Worsham born (1949).

September 18 - Minardi F1 team owner Giancarlo Minardi born (1947).

September 19 - Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche, founder of Porsche AG, born (1909).

- Babe Stapp wins 500 mile feature race at board track just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (1927).

- Lloyd Healey, the first person to excede 200 mph in an electric car, dies (1997).

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