This Week in Racing History (September 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 14 Jean Guichet and codriver Jose Behra win the Tour de France rally in a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963). September 15 Dan Gurney drives a Cobra to victory in the "Double 500" sportscar race ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

September 14
Jean Guichet and codriver Jose Behra win the Tour de France rally in a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963).

September 15
Dan Gurney drives a Cobra to victory in the "Double 500" sportscar race at Bridgehampton, New York, USA (1963)

September 16
Hershel McGriff passes George Amick on the last lap to win the first race, a 100-lap event, on the newly paved Portland Speedway in Portland, Oregon, USA (1945).


September 17
Francois Cevert drives a year-old McLaren M8F to victory in the Can-Am race at Donnybrook, Minnesota, USA (1972).

September 18
Minardi F1 team founder Giancarlo Minardi born (1947).


September 19
Cory McClenathan, in a Top Fuel dragster, runs the 1/4-mile in 4.799 seconds at Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. First NHRA dragster to run the 1/4-mile in less than 4.8 seconds (1992).


September 20
Libero Liberatti, the 1957 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Terni, Italy (1926).

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