This Week in Racing History (August 29-September 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 29 Formula Atlantic and CART Indy Car team owner Doug Shierson born (1941). August 30 John Surtees drives the first Lola T70 MkII to victory in the Guards International Trophy race at ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

August 29
Formula Atlantic and CART Indy Car team owner Doug Shierson born (1941).

August 30
John Surtees drives the first Lola T70 MkII to victory in the Guards International Trophy race at Silverstone, England (1965).

August 31
First competitive event held by the California Sports Car Club (1947).

September 1
Stefan Bellof dies from inuries sustained in the crash of his Porsche 956 during the World Endurance Champonship race at Spa, Belgium. The Martini LC2 of Bob Wolleck, Mauro Baldi, and Ricardo Patrese is awarded the win after the race is stopped (1985).

September 2
Cale Yarborough wins the NASCAR Grand National Southern 500 at Darlington, South Carolina, USA (1968).

September 3
Pietro Bordino drives a Fiat 501 to victory in the first Italian Grand Prix to be held on the new race track at Monza (1922).

September 4
Ludovico Scarfiatti wins the Italian GP at Monza in a Ferrari. First F1 victory for Firestone tires (1966).

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Series History
Drivers Mauro Baldi , John Surtees , Stefan Bellof , Cale Yarborough