This Week in Racing History (August 28-September 3)

Mike Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

Road & Tack remembers Phil Hill's world Championship 50 years ago
Road & Tack remembers Phil Hill's world Championship 50 years ago

Photo by: Bob Heathcote

August 28
Phil Hill, America's first Formula One World Champion, dies at the age of 81 (2008).

August 29
Johnnie Parsons drives a Kurtis-Offy to victory in the AAA Championship race on the dirt track at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (1949).

August 30
Bruce McLaren, two-time Can-Am champion, the second child of parents Les and Ruth, born in Auckland, New Zealand (1937).

August 31
The first Southern California Sports Car Club event, time trials on public roads in the hills of Palos Verdes, California, USA, is held (1947).

September 1
Auto Avio Construzioni is founded by Enzo ferrari (1939).

September 2
Wally Dallenbach wins the USAC Ontario 500 at Ontario Motor Speedway in California, USA. Last USAC race in which Mark Donohue participates (1973).

September 3
Gerry Cusack and Bill Brown win the Surfer's Paradise 12 hour race in Queensland, Australia, driving a Ferrari 250LM (1967).

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Series History
Drivers Wally Dallenbach , Phil Hill , Bruce McLaren , Bill Brown , Bob Heath , Mark Donohue
Tags dallenbach, ferrari, hill, history, mclaren, parsons