This Week in Racing History (April 13-19)

347 views

People in this week in racing history include: Herbert Muller, George Wicken, Mel Kenyon, Sir Frank Williams, Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick, Peter Gregg, and A.J. Foyt

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

April 13
Herbert Muller drives a Porsche 917/30 to victory in the Interserie race at Hockenheim, West Germany (1975).

April 14
George Wicken, the "Flying Milkman", wins the International London Trophy race at Brand Hatch, England, driving a Norton-powered Cooper Mk6 (1952).

April 15
USAC Champ Car racer Mel Kenyon born (1933).

April 16
Sir Frank Williams, founder and team principal of the Williams Formula One team, is born in South Shields, County Durham, England (1942).

April 17
With a time of 9.97 seconds during a meet in York, Pennsylvania, USA, Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to run the quarter-mile in under 10 seconds (1965).

April 18
Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood win their first IMSA race in a Porsche 914/6 GT (1971).

April 19
A.J. Foyt drives a Watson-Offenhauser to victory in the USAC Championship race in Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1964).

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series HISTORY
Article type Special feature
Tags a.j. foyt, arnie beswick, george wicken, herbert muller, history, mel kenyon, peter gregg, sir frank williams

User photos

Rustyn90

Rustyn90

112 photos
ChrisMcEvoy

ChrisMcEvoy

2 photos
EuroRacer

EuroRacer

2 photos
pesca33

pesca33

20 photos
rh41

rh41

33 photos
imtcory

imtcory

6 photos
koutnas

koutnas

227 photos
JayAlley

JayAlley

41 photos
Upload photo