This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

April 19
Tony Bettenhausen wins the USAC Championship race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1959).

April 20
CART and ALMS team owner/driver Andrian Fernandez born in Mexico City, Mexico (1965).

April 21
Ayrton Senna, driving a Renualt-powered Lotus 97T, scores his first Formula 1 win, in the Portuguese Grand Prix of at Estoril (1985).

April 22
Luigi Fagioli wins the Monaco Grand Prix at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz (1935).

April 23
Stirling Moss crashes his Lotus during the Glover Trophy race at Goodwood, England. His injuries are so severe that he retires from racing one year later (1962).

April 24
First motorcycle races held on the 1/4-mile board track at Beverly Hills, California. Jim Davis wins the main event on a Harley-Davidson (1921).

April 25
Pedro Rodriguez and Jackie Oliver drive a Gulf Porsche 917 to victory in the 1000 km sports car race at Monza, Italy (1971).