This Week in Racing History (September 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker September 22 Harry Miller submits a patent request to the US Patent Office for a car design which includes 4-wheel brakes, pierced brake drums, flat spoke wheels, and the engine as a stressed...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

September 22
Harry Miller submits a patent request to the US Patent Office for a car design which includes 4-wheel brakes, pierced brake drums, flat spoke wheels, and the engine as a stressed member (1919).

September 23
Edoardo Lualdi wins the Coppa Fagioli Hillclimb at Ancona, Italy, driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1962).

September 24
AJ Foyt drives a Coyote-Ford to victory in the USAC Championship race at Trenton, NJ, USA (1967).

September 25
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 (1997).

September 26
Alain Prost captures his 4th World Driving Title (1993).

September 27
Racer Bob Lesnett born (1953).

September 28
The first 4.8 second pass in NHRA Top Fuel history in made when Gary Ormsby runs the 1/4-mile in 4.881 seconds at Topeka, Kansas, USA (1990).

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