This Week in Racing History (September 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker September 16 John Cobb drives the Railton-Mobil Special on the Bonneville Salt Flats to a new World Land Speed Record of 394.2 mph (1947). September 17 Hugh Scott wins the IHRA Pro Mod finals at...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

September 16
John Cobb drives the Railton-Mobil Special on the Bonneville Salt Flats to a new World Land Speed Record of 394.2 mph (1947).

September 17
Hugh Scott wins the IHRA Pro Mod finals at Lone Star Raceway in Sealy, Texas, U.S.A., driving a Willys (2000).

September 18
Trans-Am and sportscar racer Boris Said III born (1962).

September 19
First British Drag Race Festival begins at Blackbushe Airport, a few miles from London (1964).

September 20
NASCAR founder William Henry Getty France born in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. (1909).

September 21
NASCAR team owner Richard Childress born (1945).

September 22
Leonard Wood, of NASCAR's famous Wood Brothers, born (1934).

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