This Week in Racing History (September 22-28)

People in this week in racing history include: Henry Seagrave, Mario Andretti, Jo Bonnier, Paul Hawkins, Andy "Dead Dog" Green, A.J. Foyt, C.S. Rolls, Denny Hulme.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

September 22
Henry Seagrave, racer and speed record holder, is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, to an Irish father and American mother (1896).

IndyCar two-seater experience: Mario Andretti
IndyCar two-seater experience: Mario Andretti

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

September 23
Mario Andretti drives a Penske-Cosworth to victory in the last USAC Championship Indy car race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1978).

September 24
Gulf Mirages finish 1-2 in the sports car race at Skarpnack, Sweden, with Jo Bonnier finishing ahead of Paul Hawkins (1967).

September 25
Andy "Dead Dog" Green pilots the Thrust SSC to a new Land Speed Record of 714.144 mph in the Blackrock Desert. He become the first person to drive a land vehicle over 700 mph (1997).

September 26
A.J. Foyt, driving a Lotus-Ford, wins the USAC Championship race on the kidney-shaped oval at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1965).

September 27
C.S. Rolls wins the second Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man in a Rolls-Royce. He covers 259 kilometers in 4:06 hours at 63.5 km/h (1906).

September 28
Denny Hulme, driving a Brabham BT6, wins the Formula Junior race at Snetterton, England (1963).

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Series History
Drivers Mario Andretti , Denny Hulme , Eric Gilbert , A.J. Foyt
Article type Special feature
Tags a.j. foyt, andretti, bonnier, green, hawkins, history, hulme, rolls, seagrave