This Week in Racing History (September 16-22)

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

September 16
Mercedes-Benz factory driver Karl Kling is born in Germany (1910).

September 17
Alfonso de Portago drives a Ferrari 250 GT to victory in the Tour de France (1956).

Dan Gurney
Dan Gurney

Photo by: Bob Heathcote

September 18
Dan Gurney drives a Ford-powered Lola T70 to victory in the first Can- Am event at Bridgehampton. This was Ford's only Can-Am win (1966).

September 19
Nigel Mansell clinches the CART IndyCar Championship becoming the first man to win the F1 and Indy Car titles back-to-back (1993).

September 20
Parnelli Jones drives a Ford Mustang Boss 302 to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Seattle International Raceway in Kent, Washington, USA. Ford clinches the Trans-Am manufacturers title (1970).

September 21
Mario Andretti wins the USAC Indy car race in Trenton, New Jersey, USA, driving a Ford-powered Brawner Hawk (1969).

September 22
Audi R8s finish 1-2-4 in the ALMS race through the streets of Miami, Florida, USA. Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro drive the winning car (2002).

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Series History
Drivers Frank Biela , Nigel Mansell , Dan Gurney , Mario Andretti , Parnelli Jones , Bob Heath , Emanuele Pirro
Article type Special feature
Tags andretti, audi, biela, cart, ferrari, ford, gurney, history, kling, mansell, mercedes, miami, mustang, parnelli jones, pirro, portago, scca, stucker, usac