This Week in Racing History (April 22-28)

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Mike Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

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

Clay Regazzoni
Clay Regazzoni

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April 23
Bob Burman, driving the "Blitzen Benz", sets records in the flying mile (141.732 mph) and flying kilometer (140.865 mph) on Ormand- Daytona Beach in Florida, USA (1911).

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

April 25
Only 7 of 21 cars finish the 1000 km World Championship of Makes race at Monza, Italy. The race, run in torrential rain, is won by Jackie Ickx and Clay Regazzoni in a Ferrari 312PB (1972).

April 26
Lloyd Ruby drives the Daniels Cablevision Laycock-Offy to victory in the USAC Championship race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1970).

April 27
Alain Prost wins the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, Italy, in a McLaren MP4/2C-TAG (1986).

April 28
Johnny Servoz-Gavin drives a Matra-Ford 630 to victory in the Coupe de l'USA sports car race at Montlhery, France (1968).

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