This Week in Racing History (September 18-24)

Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

Giancarlo Minardi
Giancarlo Minardi

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September 18\Minardi F1 team founder Giancarlo Minardi born (1947).

September 19
Rex Mays drives an Offenhauser powered midget racer 147.037 MPH on the Bonneville Salt Flats for a U.S. Class E (2-liter, unblown) record (1949).

September 20
Jurgen Neuhaus drives the Gesipa Porsche 917K to victory in the Yellow Pages Interseries race at Thruxton, England (1970).

September 21
George Constantine wins the USAC Road Racing Championship race at Marlboro, Maryland, USA (1958).

September 22
Denny Hulme and Bruce McLaren, both driving Ford-powered McLaren M7A racers, finish 1-2 in the Canadian Grand Prix at St. Jovite (1968).

September 23
Don Branson drives a Watson-Offenhauser to victory in the USAC Championship race in Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1962).

September 24
The Avus racetrack opens in Germany (1922).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Denny Hulme , Bruce McLaren
Tags history, hulme, mays, mclaren, minardi, neuhaus