This Week in Racing History (September 2-8)

MIchael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

September 2
"Big Daddy" Don Garlits wins the Top Fuel title at the NHRA Nationals at Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Bill Schultz is Top Gas winner and Arlen Vanke is the Super Stock Eliminator victor (1968).

"Big Daddy" Don Garlits
"Big Daddy" Don Garlits

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September 3
Paul Tracy wins the CART Champ Car race through the streets of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (2000).

September 4
Jackie Ickx and Jochen Mass drive a Martini Porsche 935 to victory in the 6-hour race for Group 5 sports cars at Dijon, France (1976).

September 5
Carroll Shelby and Jack Fairman drive an Aston Martin to victory in the 6-hour Tourist Trophy race at Goodwood, England. Aston Martin wins the World Sports Car Championship (1959).

September 6
Michele Alboreto starts on pole and wins the F2 Gran Premio dell'Adriatico at Misano, Italy, for Team Minardi (1981).

September 7
Tim Schenken, driving the Gelo Racing Porsche 917/10, wins the Interserie race on the Nurburgring in West Germany (1975).

September 8
Tazio Nuvolari, driving an Auto Union, wins the Grand Prix of Belgrade, the last Grand Prix held before the start of WWII (1939).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Paul Tracy , Michele Alboreto , Don Garlits , Jochen Mass , Tim Schenken , Tazio Nuvolari
Article type Special feature
Tags alboreto, aston martin, auto union, cart, garlits, goodwood, history, ixkx mass, minardi, nhra, nurburgrin, nuvolari, porsche, schenken, schults, shelby, stucker, tracy, vanke