This Week in Racing History (April 16-22)

This Week in Racing History April 16 Frank Williams born (1942). April 17 Ford Mustang goes on sale (1964). Any Granatelli loses lawsuit against United States Auto Club. He claimed USAC had broken their own "3-year" engine rule when they ...

This Week in Racing History

April 16
Frank Williams born (1942).

April 17
Ford Mustang goes on sale (1964).


Any Granatelli loses lawsuit against United States Auto Club. He claimed USAC had broken their own "3-year" engine rule when they severly restricted his turbine-powered Indy car. He did have his USAC membership reinstated (1968).

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


Ford GT40s run at Le Mans for the first time during trials for the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1964).

April 19
Robert and Richard Yates are born (1943).


Tony Bettenhausen wins the USAC Championship race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1959).

April 20
Vanwall Gran Prix driver Stuart Lewis-Evans born (1930).

April 21
Dan Luginbuhl born (1945).

April 22
CART Champ Car racer Gregg Moore born (1975).

Copyright Michael J. Stucker 2000

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Drivers Frank Williams , Tony Bettenhausen
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