This Week in Racing History (September 24-30)

This Week in Racing History September 24 David Coulthard scores his first F1 World Championship victory in the Grand Prix of Portugal, at Estoril, in a Williams-Renault (1995). 30-year old Kevin Gobrecht is killed in an accident during...

This Week in Racing History

September 24
David Coulthard scores his first F1 World Championship victory in the Grand Prix of Portugal, at Estoril, in a Williams-Renault (1995).


30-year old Kevin Gobrecht is killed in an accident during sprintcar race at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska, USA (1999).

September 25
Trans-Am champion Dorsey Schroeder born (1952).

September 26
Vern "Flip" Fritch, racer, journalist, and National Sprintcar Hall of Fame inductee, born (1909).


Camaro driver Ron Fellows wins the season ending Trans-Am race in Reno, Nevada, USA. Mustang driver Tommy Kendall clinches his second straight Trans-Am title (1996).

September 27
Rookie Mike Borkowski wins the Trans-Am race at Pikes Peak, Colorado, USA, for his first Trans-Am win (1997).


Sportscar racer Bruce Leven born (1945).

September 28
Stockcar driver K.C. Spurlock born (1961).

September 29
Sandro Munari drives a Lancia Stratos to victory in the Monte Carlo Rally. Third straight Stratos rally win (1977).


Ayrton Senna de Silva, siting lack of sponsorship and the fact that his father needed help on his farm in Brazil, announces his retirement from racing. The retirement will only last until the start of the next racing season (1981).

September 30
Sportscar racer Eric van De Poole born (1961).


Peter Brock and Larry Perkins drive a Holden Commodore to victory in the James Hardie 1000 at Mount Panarama, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia (1984).

Copyright 2000 Michael J. Stucker

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Series History
Drivers David Coulthard , Ron Fellows , Ayrton Senna , Dorsey Schroeder , Mike Borkowski , Larry Perkins , Peter Brock , Bruce Leven , Tommy Kendall
Teams Williams