This week in racing history (1997-04-13)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker April 13 Dan Gurney, former F1/Indy/Trans-Am/stockcar/Can-Am racer and present CART team owner, born in Port Jefferson, New York (1931). Mario Andretti wins the USAC Champcar race in Hanford driving a...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

April 13
Dan Gurney, former F1/Indy/Trans-Am/stockcar/Can-Am racer and present CART team owner, born in Port Jefferson, New York (1931).


Mario Andretti wins the USAC Champcar race in Hanford driving a Brawner-Ford (1969).

April 14
American driving ace Eddie Rickenbacher participates in the first WWI combat mission of American pilots in an American squadron on order form an American commander (1918).


1996 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year, Joey Saldana, born (1972).

April 15
Indycar driver Mel Kenyon born (1933).


Danny Ongais, driving a Parnelli-Cosworth, wins the Indycar race at Texas World Speedway, at a speed of 173.594 mph (1978).

April 16
Bob Carey is killed while driving a Miller 255 powered racer at Ascot, California (1933).


Williams F1 team owner and founder Frank Williams born (1942).

April 17
Former F1 racer Riccardo Patrese born (1954).

April 18
Posthumas 1970 F1 World Champion Jochen Rindt born (1942).


Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood win their first IMSA race in a Porsche 914/6 GT (1971).


April 19 - NASCAR and Trans-Am team owner Jack Roush born (1942).


Jackie Stewart, driving a Cosworth powered March 701, wins the Spanish GP at Jarama. Bruce McLaren (McLaren 14A-Cosworth) is second with Mario Andretti (March 701-Cosworth) third. First F1 win for March.

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Series History
Drivers Jackie Stewart , Dan Gurney , Mario Andretti , Bruce McLaren , Hurley Haywood , Riccardo Patrese , Danny Ongais , Jack Roush , Frank Williams , Joey Saldana , Peter Gregg , Jochen Rindt
Teams Williams