September 1
Marcos Ambrose, the first Australian driver to win in the highest level of NASCAR, born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. (1976) 
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Simona de Silvestro, Verizon IndyCar Series driver, born in Thun, Switzerland. (1988)
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Elmer Trett, motorcycle drag racing legend and perhaps the greatest Top Fuel rider in the sport’s history, killed when he came off his motorcycle at the top end of Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. (1996) 
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September 2 
Robbie Buhl, former Indy Racing League competitor and current team-owner, born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1963)
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Michel Jourdain Jr, former Indycar and NASCAR driver, born in Mexico City, Mexico. (1976)
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September 3
In Canadian History
Paul Tracy of Toronto finished .384 seconds ahead of Kool/Team Green teammate Dario Franchitti to win the CART "Molson Indy Vancouver" at Pacific Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (2000)
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September 4
In Canadian History
Earl Ross, Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame and  Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame member,
born in Fortune, Prince Edward Island. Canada. (1941)
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September 5
David Brabham, former Former One driver and the youngest son of three-time Formula One world champion Sir Jack Brabham., born in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. (1965)
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In Canadian History
Gilles Villeneuve wins the non-championship Formula Atlantic race through the streets of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec driving a March 76B. (1976)
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September 6
In Canadian History
Dario Franchitti drove to a 3.437 second victory over Michael Andretti at the CART "Molson Indy Vancouver" at Pacific Place, Vancouver, B.C. Franchitti's Kool/Green teammate Paul Tracy of Toronto was 11th. Other Canadians, the Player's/Forsythe teammates, Greg Moore and Patrick Carpentier, both crashed. (1998)
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September 7
Donnie Allison,
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NASCAR Grand National/Winston Cup driver, during the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s, born in Miami, Florida, USA. (1939)
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An electric car built by the Riker Electric Motor Company wins the first auto race in the United States, at the Narragansett Trotting Park, a mile-long dirt oval at the state fairgrounds that was normally used for horse racing, in Cranston, Rhode Island. (1896)
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September 8
Stirling Moss, drives a Vanwall to victory, in the "Italian Grand Prix" at Monza. (1957)

Stefan Johansson, former Formula One and Indycar driver, born in Växjö, Sweden (1956)
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September 9
Jeff "Hollywood" Hammond, NASCAR crew chief, team owner, and TV commentator, born on this day. (1956)
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In Canadian History
Ludwig Heimrath Jr., former CART driver and son of Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame member Ludwig Heimrath Sr., born in Scarborough, Ontario. (1956)
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September 10
Gil de Ferran, finished 7.959 seconds ahead of Paul Tracy of Toronto, to win the CART "Toyota Grand Prix of Monterey" at Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, California, USA. Polesitter Jacques Villeneuve, finished 11th after leading the first 28 laps. (1995)
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September 11
In Canadian History
Canadian Jacques Villeneuve finished .609 seconds ahead of Al Unser Jr., to win the CART "Texaco/Havoline 200" at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA. (1994)
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September 12
Jackie Stewart enjoys his first Grand Prix victory when he wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza driving a BRM. (1965)
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Melvin "Tony" Bettenhausen, American racing driver, born on this day in 1916, at Tinley Park, Illinois, USA. Bettenhausen was the father of Gary Bettenhausen, Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. and Merle Bettenhausen. He was inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1985, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1991, and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1997. Bettenhausen was killed in 1961 in a crash at Indianapolis while testing a Stearly Motor Freight Special vehicle for Paul Russo.
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September 13
Porsche wins their first Can-Am race when Tony Dean drives his 908 to victory at Road Atlanta USA. (1970) 
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September 14
In Canadian History
17-year-old Paul Tracy of Toronto, driving the Horst Kroll Racing Frissbee KR4, becomes the youngest driver in history to win a Can-Am race, the "Budwieser 650" at Mosport. Team boss and Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame member, Horst Kroll finished 2nd, to clinch the SCCA Can-Am Championship. (1986) 
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September 15
Alex Zanardi, 2-time CART Champion and former Formula One driver, is involved in a high speed accident during the CART Champ Car race on the Lausitzring in Germany. He will lose both his legs and a tremendous amount of blood, but returned to racing less than two years after the accident, competing in the FIA World Touring Car Championship for BMW Team Italy-Spain between 2003 and 2009. (2001)
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In Canadian History
The SCCA Can-Am Challenge at Mosport, saw polesitter Horst Kroll jump to an early lead over Championship leader Rick Miaskiewicz. Following a routine stop while exiting pit lane a Miaskiewicz crew member accidentally stepped in Kroll's path and forced him to stand on the brakes to avoid contact. As an angry Kroll jumped back on the throttle the car spun and stalled on the pit exit. As he watch Miaskiewicz drive off with the lead and the rest of the field in tow a frustrated Kroll coasted down the hill to corner one and jump started the car. Over half a minute behind the leader the race seemed all but over, but for anyone who knows Horst the word quit is not in his vocabulary.
With the race winding down and Horst on a blistering pace, our pit-board messages informed Kroll of Miaskiewicz's decreasing lead. On the closing laps with ever increasing pressure from Kroll, Miaskiewicz had a brief encounter off track at Moss corner leaving Horst breathing down his neck as he crossed the finish line. (1985) 

September 16
Jason Leffler,
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former driver in IRL, NASCAR, 3-time USAC National Midget champion and National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame member, born in Long Beach, California, USA  (1975)
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September 17
Stirling Moss, 
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Formula One legend and International Motorsports Hall of Fame member, born in West Kensington, London, United Kingdom. (1929)

Jimmie Johnson,
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6 Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, born in El Cajon, California, USA. (1975)

Damon Hill,
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1996 Formula One World Champion, born in Hampstead, London, United Kingdom. (1960)

September 18
In Canadian History
Billy Foster,
Indianapolis Publicity Photo in 1965
former NASCAR driver, Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame member and the first Canadian to race in the "Indy 500", born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (1937)

Earl Ross,
(Maritime Motorsport Hall of Fame Photo)
 Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame and  Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame member, and the only Canadian to have won a NASCAR Cup Series race, died at his home in Ailsa Craig, Ontario, Canada. He was the age of 73.
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September 19
Cristiano da Matta, 
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2002 CART "FedEx Championship Series" Champion and former Formula One driver with the Toyota team, born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. (1973)

Jeff Gordon
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wins the last NASCAR Winston Cup race ever run at North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Carolina, USA. (1996)

Cruz Pedregon,
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a 2-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car Champion,born in Torrance, California, USA (1963) 

September 20
Juan Pablo Montoya,
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former Formula One driver, 1998 International F3000 Champion, 1999 CART "FedEx Championship Series" Champion, 2000 "Indianapolis 500" Winner, 3-time "24 Hours of Daytona" winner, 1999 CART "Rookie of the Year", 2000 Indianapolis 500 "Rookie of the Year" 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series "Rookie of the Year', born in Bogotá, Colombia. (1975)

September 21
Arie Luijendijk, 
 two-time winner of the "Indianapolis 500", born in Sommelsdijk, Netherlands. (1953)

Tomas Scheckter, 2002 "Indianapolis 500" co-Rookie of the year and son of 1979 Formula One World Champion Jody Scheckter , born in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (1980)

September 22
Henry Segrave, the first person to hold both the land and water speed records simultaneously, and the first person to travel at over 200 mph in a land vehicle, born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. (1896)

September 23
In Canadian History
American Peter Revson wins the "Labatt's Canadian Grand Prix" at Mosport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. This Grand Prix saw the first ever use of a safety car in Formula One. Eppie Wietzes drove a yellow Porsche 914. Wietzes stayed in front of Howden Ganley's Iso-Marlboro car by mistake, which allowed several drivers, including eventual winner Peter Revson, to gain a lap on the field. Also this is the first Grand Prix to have a car with the number 0, as driven by Jody Scheckter. (1973)

September 24 
Ryan Briscoe, Indycar driver, born in Sydney, Australia. (1981)

In Canadian History
Bob McLean, the 1965 "Canadian Driving Champion" is born. (1933)

September 25
Andy "Dead Dog" Green, pilots the Thrust SSC to a new Land Speed Record of 714.144 mph, in the Black Rock Desert. He became 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)

Joe Nemechek,
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who competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series, born in Lakeland, Florida, USA. (1963) 
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September 27
In Canadian History
Jacques Laffite, wins the "Labatt" Grand Prix of Canada, at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec. Canada's Gilles Villeneuve was 3rd. (1981)

Hunter Jones, former CART "Indy Lights" driver, born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. (1968)

September 28
In Canadian History
Ron Fellows, Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame member, accomplished SCCA Trans-Am, IMSA, and American Le Mans Series driver, and a NASCAR "road course ringer", born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada (1959)

September 29
In Canadian History
Derek Oland member of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame is born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. (1939)

Harvey Lennox, Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame member and one of Canada's greatest race car drivers, passed away Monday at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, London, Ontario, Canada, in his 85th year. (2014)

September 30
Jochen Mass, former Formula One driver, perhaps best known for his blameless part in the death of Gilles Villeneuve born in Dorfen, Germany. (1946)
On May 8, 1982, with only 10 minutes left until the end of the qualifying session for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder, Villeneuve collided with Mass while attempting to overtake him. Just as the pair rounded a super-fast left turn, (Mass ahead, Villeneuve behind) Jochen moved to the right hand side of the track to let Villeneuve through. Villeneuve had already committed to the right hand side, and the two cars touched wheels, launching the helpless Canadian skyward. Villeneuve's car hit the ground violently and nose-first. His seat was dislodged and he was flung from his car, landing heavily among the catch fencing at the opposite side of the track. Mass stopped his car, jumped out, and ran back to Villeneuve’s wrecked car, but there was nothing he could have done. Villeneuve was flown to hospital and taken off life-support later that evening.

In Canadian History
Peter Ryan from Mont-Tremblant, Quebec became the first Canadian winner of the inaugural Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport driving a Lotus. (1961)

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