This Week in Racing History (September 15-21)

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This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker September 15 Antonio Ascari, Alfa Romeo racing great and father of Alberto Ascari, born in Bonferro di Sorga, Italy (1888). September 16 Grossman drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to a class win (2nd ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

September 15
Antonio Ascari, Alfa Romeo racing great and father of Alberto Ascari, born in Bonferro di Sorga, Italy (1888).

September 16
Grossman drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to a class win (2nd overall) in the Bridgehampton "Double 500" (1962).

September 17
Stockcar racer Lee Roy Yarbrough born (1938).

September 18
Cal Rayborn rides a Harley-Davidson to victory in the 75-mile motorcycle road race at Carlsbad, California, USA (1966).

September 19
Johnny Aitken wins all 3 races held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They are the last races held there until after the end of WWI (1916).

September 20
Lola T142s fill the top six finishing positions in the F5000 race at Oulton Park, England. Mike Walker is the race winner (1969).

September 21
Riverside Raceway in California opens for formal competition (1957).

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