This Week in Racing History
September 20 - F1 and sportscar racer Richie Ginther dies of heart failure at age 59 while vacationing in France (1989).
September 21 - NASCAR team owner Richard Childress born (1945).
- Peter Revson makes his Grand Prix debut in the non-points International Gold Cup Race at Oulton Park, England. He finished 9th in a Lotus-BRM (1963).
September 22 - Lola founder Eric Broadley born (1928).
September 23 - Alberto Ascari wins the Modena Grand Prix in a Ferrari 500 F2, only three months after its design was first put to paper (1951).
September 24 - Johnny Thompson dies in accident during sprintcar race at Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA (1960).
September 25 - Trans-Am and sportscar driver Dorsey Schroeder born (1952).
- Andy "Dead Dog" Green pilots the Thrust SSC to a new Land Speed Record of 714.144 mph in the Blackrock Desert. First person over 700 mph.
September 26 - NASCAR Winston Cup driver Joe Nemechek born (1963).
Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).
Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1998