Robbie Buhl, 9/2/65; Michel Jourdain Jr.,
9/2/76; Mike Edwards, 9/3/57; Alex Gurney,
9/4/74; David Brabham, 9/5/65; Kenny
Bernstein, 9/6/44; Rob Wilson, 9/6/52;
Donnie Allison, 9/7/39; Stefan Johansson,
9/8/56; Bruno Giacomelli, 9/10/52; Ricky
Rudd, 9/12/56; STIRLING MOSS, 9/17/29;
Damon Hill, 9/17/60; Boris Said, 9/18/62;
Cruz Pedregon, 9/19/63; Cristiano da
Matta, 9/19/73; Juan Pablo Montoya,
9/20/75; Richard Childress, 9/21/45; Arie
Luyendyk, 9/21/53; Tomas Scheckter,
9/21/80; GERHARD BERGER, 9/27/59;
Ron Fellows, 9/28/59; Mika Hakkinen,
9/28/68; Jochen Mass, 9/30/46.
Howard Wilcox, 9/4/23; Joe Boyer, 9/1/24;
Dario Resta, 9/3/24; Syd Watkins, 9/12/12;
Jimmy Murphy, 9/15/24; RUDOLF
CARACCIOLA, 9/28/59; Wolfgang von Trips,
9/10/61; Jochen Rindt, 9/5/70; Harry
Weslake, 9/2/78; Ronnie Peterson, 9/11/78;
Johnnie Parsons, 9/8/84; Stefan Bellof,
9/1/85; AL HOLBERT, 9/30/88; Richie
Ginther, 9/20/89; Ralph Seagraves, 9/27/98;
Gonzalo Rodriguez, 9/11/99; Peter Brock
(Aus.), 9/8/06; Paul Newman, 9/26/08,
SCOTT ROEMBKE, 9/9/12.
old, Sir Stirling
might ruffle a few
feathers now and
again with his
but the grand prix
great’s F1 acumen
remains as sharp
as ever. Unlike
(with him, ABOVE),
he was never World
Champion, but after
Fangio retired, there
was no question
Moss was the best.
FIRST RACING HERO My dad, John
Force. It might sound cheesey but I’ve
seen him win races and 15 Funny
Car championships; seen him crash
and have near-death experiences,
but he always found a way to come
back and turn negatives into positives
for our sport by making the cars safer.
FIRST ROAD CAR Mom’s Ford Excursion.
FIRST RACECAR Super Comp dragster.
FIRST RACE If racing a wagon down
a hill as a kid against my sisters doesn’t
count, then the Winternationals, ’06.
FIRST VICTORY When I was 21, at
Seattle ’09 in a Top Alcohol Dragster.
FIRST ACCIDENT Same place the
following year, when my tire exploded
FIRST PAYCHECK When I went five
rounds in Houston in Super Comp.
Sometimes, you’ve just got to suck it up and do what your sponsor asks... Yes, that is
triple F1 champ Sebastian Vettel at the Red Bull Soapbox Derby in Herten, Germany.
“I’m not sorry for how I feel in those moments,
KYLE BUSCH cheered Ryan Newman’s ouster from
but I could have expressed it better”
If a McLaren MP4 -12C isn’t
exclusive enough, how about
tuner Vorsteiner’s version,
with “improved” bodywork?
Stewart-Haas for 2014, then apologized...sorta