Juan Montoya and Tony Kanaan force feed creme puffs to Milwaukee winner Will Power. They
did such a comprehensive job, Will needed cream syringed from his ears by IndyCar Medical…
Robbie Buhl, 9/2/65; Olivier Panis, 9/2/66;
Michel Jourdain Jr., 9/2/76; Alex Gurney,
9/4/74; David Brabham, 9/5/65; Kenny
Bernstein, 9/6/44; Rob Wilson, 9/6/52;
Brian Hart, 9/7/36; Donnie Allison, 9/7/39;
Stefan Johansson, 9/8/56; Felix Sabates,
9/9/42; Jeff Hammond, 9/9/56; Bruno
Giacomelli, 9/10/52; Ricky Rudd, 9/12/56;
STIRLING MOSS, 9/17/29; Damon Hill,
9/17/60; Boris Said III, 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; Gerhard Berger, 9/27/59; Mika
Hakkinen, 9/28/68; MEMO GIDLEY,
9/29/69; Jochen Mass, 9/30/46.
Harry Endicott, 9/5/13; Howard Wilcox, 9/4/23;
Joe Boyer, 9/1/24; Dario Resta, 9/3/24;
Professor Sid 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; Paul
Newman, 9/26/08, Scott Roembke, 9/9/12;
GEORGE BIGNOT TI, 9/27/13.
WOLFGANG VON TRIPS
SIR STIRLING MOSS M e m o
Sports car and Indy
car veteran racer
Memo continues his
recovery from serious
leg and back injuries
suffered in a crash
during the Rolex 24.
Gidley is frank about
the pain and
frustration he has
endured, but his
The legendary Indy
chief mechanic, who
passed away last year
at the age of 97,
tuned or engineered
500 winners between
1961 and 1983,
with A.J. Foyt,
Graham Hill, Al Unser,
Gordon Johncock and
IndyCar star Josef Newgarden
called his run from last on the grid
to win Barber Motorsport Park’s
Formula F 45th Anniversary race
“the most fun I’ve had all year!”
FIRST RACING HERO Dan Wheldon
was the guy who intrigued me the most.
He was the complete professional
driver, both on and off the track.
FIRST STREET CAR Subaru Impreza
STI. Second was a ’ 94 Caddy Eldorado!
FIRST RACECAR A Formula Ford at
the Bridgestone School up at Mosport.
FIRST RACE That was a kart race at
Lime Rock Park’s karting school, when
I raced against Jerry Nadeau…
FIRS T VIC TORY …Same event!
FIRST ACCIDENT Karts at New Castle
Motorsports Park. I launched off
someone’s rear wheel, flew into the dirt.
FIRST PAYCHECK Well, you could
say from Sam Schmidt, some of the
purse money from winning Indy Lights
in 2011. But in terms of an actual salary,
that would be from Sarah Fisher in ’ 12.