This Week in Racing History (September 11-17)

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This Week in Racing History (September 11-17)
Sep 10, 2011, 10:34 PM

Mike Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

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September 11
Tommy Kendall drives a Rocketsports Racing Jaguar XKR to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Laguna Seca, California, USA. His team owner, Paul Gentilozzi, clinches the Trans-Am Championship (2004).

Podium: Tommy Kendall and Paul Gentilozzi celebrate
Podium: Tommy Kendall and Paul Gentilozzi celebrate

Photo by: Todd Corzett

September 12
Jackie Stewart garners his first Grand Prix victory when he wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza driving a BRM (1965).

September 13
The Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-8 driven by Martin Brundle, Johnny Dumfries, and Raul Boesel wins the Spa 1000K World Sport Prototype Championship race. Jan Lammers and John Watson finish second to make it a Jaguar 1-2 (1987).

September 14
Tom Sneva drives a McLaren powered by a Drake-Offenhauser engine to victory in the USAC Championship race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, USA (1975).

September 15
Mauri Rose, driving an Offenhauser-powered Miller wins the AAA championship race on the dirt track in Syracuse, New York, USA (1936).

September 16
Alberto Ascari wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza driving a Ferrari 375 (1951).

September 17
Denny Hulme wins the Can-Am race at Bridgehampton, New York, USA, driving a McLaren M6A-Chevrolet (1967).

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