This Week in Racing History (September 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker September 12 Pre-WWII racing great Robert Benoist is hanged by the Nazis in the Buchenwald concentration camp for being a French resistance leader (1944). September 13 Bob Glidden becomes the first...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

September 12
Pre-WWII racing great Robert Benoist is hanged by the Nazis in the Buchenwald concentration camp for being a French resistance leader (1944).

September 13
Bob Glidden becomes the first NHRA Pro Stock drag racer to record a sub-7.5 second 1/4-mile elapse time when he runs 7.497 seconds at Reading, Pennsylvania, USA (1985).

September 14
Tazio Nuvolari's first son, Georgio, is born (1915).

September 15
Ayrton Senna drives a Lotus 97T to victory in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa (1985).

September 16
Edoardo Lualdi wins the Sarezzo-Lumezzani Hillclimb in Italy driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1962).

September 17
David Dunbar Buick, founder of the Buick Motor Company, born in Arbroath, Scotland (1854).

September 18
Jim Hall drives a Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in a sports car race at Reno, Nevada, USA (1960).

Mike Stucker mikes@motorsport.com www.motorsport.com

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Series History
Drivers Bob Glidden , Ayrton Senna , Tazio Nuvolari