This week in racing history (April 20-26)

180 views

People in this week in racing history include: Juha Piironen, Zora Arkus-Duntov, Gigi Villoresi, Franco Guzzi, John Karamesines, Reine Wisell and Glen Seton.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

April 20
Rally co-driver Juha Piironen is born (1951).

April 21
Zora Arkus-Duntov, champion of the Chevrolet Corvette, dies at age 86 (1996).

April 22
Gigi Villoresi drives a Maseratti 4CL to victory in the first post-WWII Grand Prix, in Nice, France (1946).

April 23
Franco Guzzi, who at various times had been Enzo Ferrari's secretary, ghost writer, press officer, and motor sport director, dies in Modena, Italy, at the age of 80 (2013).

April 24
Drag racing's first reported 200 mph speed is set by John "The Golden Greek" Karamesines with a 204.54 mph run at Alton Dragway in Alton, Illinoise, USA (1960).

April 25
Reine Wisell wins the F2 Pau Grand Prix driving a Lotus 69 (1971).

April 26
Glen Seton wins the ATCC race at Wanneroo, Western Australia, driving a Nissan Skyline (1987).

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series HISTORY
Article type Special feature
Tags franco guzzi, gigi villoresi, glen seton, history, john karamesines, juha piironen, reine wisell, zora arkus-duntov

User photos

EuroRacer

EuroRacer

2 photos
pesca33

pesca33

20 photos
rh41

rh41

33 photos
imtcory

imtcory

6 photos
koutnas

koutnas

227 photos
Rustyn90

Rustyn90

111 photos
JayAlley

JayAlley

41 photos
anmark

anmark

1 photos
Upload photo