This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 17 Arturo Merzario drives a Ferrari 312PB to victory in the 500km race at the Dino Ferrari Autodromo in Imola, Italy (1972). September 18 Minardi F1 team founder...
This Week in Racing History
Minardi F1 team founder Giancarlo Minardi born (1947).
Hap Sharp, driving a Chaparral 2, wins the 2-day, 310-mile, "Double 500" at Bridgehampton, New York, USA (1965).
John Paul Jr. wins the IRL Lone Star 500 at Fort Worth, Texas, USA (1998).
Mark Donohue, driving a Chevrolet Camaro, beats Parnelli Jones, driving a Ford Mustang, by 2.17 seconds to win the Sears Point 200 Trans-Am race at Sears Point, California, USA. The win clinches Chevy's second straight Trans-Am title. After spraying the crowd in victory circle with champagne, Donohue picks up a garden hose and continues his celebration. Roger Penske, his team owner, locks himself in a street car with the windows rolled up to escape the antics (1969).
Motorcycle racer Ryuichi Kiyonari born in Saitama, Japan (1982).