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Mon 09 Jun 2003
This Week in Racing History (June 8-14)

This Week in Racing History (June 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 8 Lucien Bianchi dies in practice crash at Le Mans, France (1969). June 9 The Belgian Grand Prix becomes the first race in which F1 cars carry rear wings. The race is won by Bruce McLaren in...

Sun 01 Jun 2003
This Week in Racing History (June 1-7)

This Week in Racing History (June 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 1 Rudolph Caricciola, driving a Fanfir, finishes fourth in his first auto race, at Avus in Germany (1922). June 2 Future stockcar great Junior Johnson and his father are arrested for making...

Mon 26 May 2003
This Week in Racing History (May 25-31)

This Week in Racing History (May 25-31)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker May 25 IRL driver A.J. Foyt IV born (1984). May 26 Johnny Rutherford wins the Indy 500 (1974). May 27 Mark Donohue wins the Indy 500 driving a McLaren-Offenhauser (1972). May 28 Jacques ...

Mon 19 May 2003
This Week in Racing History (May 18-24)

This Week in Racing History (May 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker May 18 Because of rain, for the first time in history, no car qualifies for the Indy 500 on the first weekend of qualifying (1969). May 19 John Surtees and Willy Mairesse drive a Ferrari 250P to...

Fri 16 May 2003
AARWBA Legends in Racing

AARWBA Legends in Racing

Six names added to AARWBA's Legends In Racing. The dean of American motorsport journalists leads a class of six inductees into Legends in Racing, the hall of fame of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association. Also elected...

Mon 12 May 2003
This Week in Racing History (May 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (May 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker May 11 Jacques Swaters buys from the Ferrari factory the last 250 GTO built (1964). May 12 Denny Hulme sustains second and third degree burns to his hands and feet during a cockpit fire in his ...

Wed 07 May 2003
IMS Hall of Fame inductees

IMS Hall of Fame inductees

Chapman, Kuzma, Mccluskey to be inducted in IMS Hall Of Fame. INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, May 6, 2003 -- Colin Chapman, Eddie Kuzma and Roger McCluskey will posthumously assume their place among the legends of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race in the...

Sun 04 May 2003
This Week in Racing History (May 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (May 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker May 4 Six-time IMSA Camel GT champion and two-time SCCA Trans-Am champion Peter Gregg born in New York City (1940). May 5 First La Carrera Panamerica road race begins. 132 cars enter the 5 ...

Mon 28 Apr 2003
This Week in Racing History (April 27-May 3)

This Week in Racing History (April 27-May 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 27 Mike Hailwood takes part in his first motorcycle race, at Oulton Park, England (1957). April 28 Parry-Thomas drives his Thomas Special to a one-mile speed record of 170.624 mph ...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
This Week in Racing History (April 20-26)

This Week in Racing History (April 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 20 Doc Bundy and Andy Wallace give Panoz their first victory when they win the IMSA GT race at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, USA, in their Panoz GTR-1 (1997). April 21 Ayrton Senna, ...

Sat 19 Apr 2003
This Week in Racing History (April 29-May 5)

This Week in Racing History (April 29-May 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 29 Australian Touring Car legend Dick Johnson born in Brisbane, Australia (1947). April 30 Richard Petty wins the Darlington 400 NASCAR stockcar race in a Plymouth Belvedere at Darlington,...

Sun 13 Apr 2003
This Week in Racing History (April 13-19)

This Week in Racing History (April 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 13 Rudolph Caracciola drives a Mercedes to victory in the Monoco Grand Prix (1936). April 14 Rallyist Paddy Hopkirk born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (1933). April 15 Mario Andretti...

Sun 06 Apr 2003
This Week in Racing History (April 6-12)

This Week in Racing History (April 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 6 Jeff Burton scores his first NASCAR Winston Cup victory when he wins the Interstate Batteries 500 at Fort Worth, Texas, USA (1997). April 7 Eduardo Lualdi wins the Stallavena hillclimb in...

Mon 31 Mar 2003
This Week in Racing History (March 30-April 5)

This Week in Racing History (March 30-April 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 30 Graham Hill wins the Sussex Trophy Race at Goodwood, England, driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1964). March 31 Peter Townsend wins the P&O sponsored Formula Ford race at Oulton Park, England,...

Tue 25 Mar 2003
This Week in Racing History (March 23-29)

This Week in Racing History (March 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 23 Mike Hailwood, who won 9 motorcycle World Championships and a European F2 title, dies in a road accident near his home (1981). March 24 Ferrari 250 GTO makes its debut in the 12 Hour ...

Mon 17 Mar 2003
This Week in Racing History (March 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (March 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 16 Renault buys the Benetton F1 team (2000). March 17 Wally Booth drives his AMC Hornet to victory over Jack Roush's Mustang in the Gatornationals Pro Stock finals. First NHRA Pro Stock win...

Mon 10 Mar 2003
This Week in Racing History (March 9-15)

This Week in Racing History (March 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 9 Franco Uncini, 1982 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Macerata, Italy (1955). March 10 Rally driver Alex Fiorio born (1965). March 11 Eddie Lawson, 4-time 500cc ...

Sun 02 Mar 2003
This Week in Racing History (March 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (March 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 2 Pre-WWII racing legend Tazio Nuvolari's second son, Alberto, is born (1928). March 3 Future Indianapolis car racer Joe Leonard wins the Daytona 200 motorcycle race on the beach at Daytona,...

Sun 23 Feb 2003
This Week in Racing History (February 23-March 1)

This Week in Racing History (February 23-March 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 23 Sportscar racer Peter Kox born (1964). February 24 Lance Reventlow, heir to the Woolworth fortune and builder of Scarab race cars, born in London, England (1936). February 25 Jake De...

Tue 18 Feb 2003
This Week in Racing History (February 16-22)

This Week in Racing History (February 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 16 Valentino Rossi, the last 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion and the first MotoGP World Champion, born in Urbino, Italy (1979). February 17 The three-hour Daytona Continental,...

Sun 09 Feb 2003
this Week in Racing History (February 9-15)

this Week in Racing History (February 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 9 The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is founded (1909). February 10 Marshall Teague, driving a Hudson Hornet, wins his second straight NASCAR race on the beach at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA...

Tue 04 Feb 2003
This Week in Racing History (February 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (February 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker February 2 Seven drivers share the winning Dyson Racing R&S MkIII-Ford in winning the 24 Hours of Daytona (1997). February 3 Racer Johnny Robinson born (1947). February 4 Connie Kalitta becomes...

Sun 26 Jan 2003
This Week in Racing History (January 26-February 1)

This Week in Racing History (January 26-February 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker January 26 Roscoe Sarles drives a Miller-powered Roamer to victory at Ascot in Los Angelos, California, USA (1919). January 27 Bernd Rosemeyer is killed on the Frankfurt-Darmstadt autobahn when ...

Mon 20 Jan 2003
This Week in Racing History (January 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (January 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker January 19 Joe Weatherly, champion AAA motorcycle and NASCAR stockcar racer, dies in a crash during the NASCAR Motor Trend 500 at Riverside, California, USA (1964). January 20 Dennise McCluggage,...

Mon 13 Jan 2003
This Week in Racing History (January 12-18)

This Week in Racing History (January 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker January 12 Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Marlboro McLaren M23-Cosworth to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires (1975). January 13 Barney Oldfield wins 2 of 3 main events at Ascot in...

Wed 08 Jan 2003
This Week in Racing History (January 5-11)

This Week in Racing History (January 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker January 5 Trevers Walkett, one of four brothers who formed Ginetta Cars, dies at age 76 (2000). January 6 The F1CA, soon to be rename FOCA, names Bernie Eccelstone the President of Administration...

Thu 02 Jan 2003
This Week in Racing History (December 29-January 4)

This Week in Racing History (December 29-January 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker December 29 Carlo Chiti, founder of ATS and Autodelta, born in Pistoia, Italy (1924). December 30 Roger Penske takes delivery of a Lola T70 MKIIIB enduance racer (serial number SL76/139), the...