This week in racing history (1997-09-07)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker September 7 Louis Unser wins the Pikes Peak Hill Climb driving a Kurtis-Offenhauser (1953). September 8 Sterling Moss drives a Vanwall to victory in the Italian Grand Prix, at Monza (1957). September...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

September 7
Louis Unser wins the Pikes Peak Hill Climb driving a Kurtis-Offenhauser (1953).

September 8
Sterling Moss drives a Vanwall to victory in the Italian Grand Prix, at Monza (1957).

September 9
Franco Cortese drives a Fraser-Nash to victory in the Targa Florio. First Targa Florio since 1936 to use the Madonie circuit (1951).

September 10
Attilio Caffaratti dies in a wreck during the Coppa Brescia road race. His is the first death during an Italian road race (1900).


The Brickyard Crossing, a championship golf course with 14 holes outside the track and 4 inside, is opened to the public at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1993).

September 11
World of Outlaw driver Johnny Herrera born (1966).


Jacques Villeneuve, at Road America in Wiscinsin, gains his first CART IndyCar win (1994).

September 12
Giuseppe Cobianchi drives a Benz to victory in an Italian road race from Arona to Stresa and back. He covered the 22 miles/35 km in 1 hour and 34 minutes at an average speed of 13.5 mph/22 kph (1897).

September 13
Ernie Ervin finishes 29th at Richmond, Virginia, in his first NASCAR Winston Cup race (1987).

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Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Johnny Herrera