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...

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 becomes a naturalized U.S. citizen (1964).

April 16
Australian touring car racer John Bowe born in Devonsport, Tasmania, Australia (1952).

April 17
Gordon Johncock drives a Wildcat to victory in the CART Indy Car race at Atlanta, Georgia, USA (1983).

April 18
NASCAR stockcar racer Geoff Bodine born (1949).

April 19
Endurance racer Kurt Ahrens Jr. born (1940).

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Drivers Mario Andretti , John Bowe , Gordon Johncock