This Week in Racing History (September 3-9)

This Week in Racing History September 3 Malcolm Campbell set a new Land Speed Record of 301.129 mph in his Bluebird on the Bonneveille Salt Flats in Utah, USA (1935). September 4 Indy 500 winner Howdy Wilcox is killed in a crash at Altoona, ...

This Week in Racing History

September 3
Malcolm Campbell set a new Land Speed Record of 301.129 mph in his Bluebird on the Bonneveille Salt Flats in Utah, USA (1935).

September 4
Indy 500 winner Howdy Wilcox is killed in a crash at Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA (1924).

September 5
McLaren announces that they have signed driver Ayrton Senna away from Lotus (1987).

September 6
Gordon Johncock wins a sprintcar race and in the process sets a half-mile dirt track lap record of 17.18 seconds, for an average speed of 104.773 mph (1964).

September 7
George Constantine wins the first USAC sanctioned sportscar race, at Limerock, Connecticut, USA (1958).

September 8
Alex Zanardi wins the CART Toyota Grand Prix of Monterey at Laguna Seca after completing "The Pass" of Bryan Herta in the Corkscrew on the last lap. Zanardi's Target-Chip Ganassi teammate, Jimmy Vasser, clinches the CART title (1996).

September 9
NASCAR team owner Felix Sabates born (1942).

Copyright 2000 Michael J. Stucker

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Drivers Alex Zanardi , Bryan Herta , Ayrton Senna , Chip Ganassi , Gordon Johncock , Felix Sabates