This Week in Racing History (April 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 23 John Andretti and Bob Wolleck drive a Porsche 962 to victory in the IMSA Camel GT race at West Palm Beach, Florida, USA (1989). April 24 Drag racing's first reported 200 mph speed is set by...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

April 23
John Andretti and Bob Wolleck drive a Porsche 962 to victory in the IMSA Camel GT race at West Palm Beach, Florida, USA (1989).

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
Paul Hawkins and David Hobbs drive a Ford GT40 to victory in the 1000km sportscar race at Monza, Italy (1968).

April 26
The BMW-powered March M-1/C makes it's race debut in the 6-hour IMSA event at Riverside, California, with David Hobbs and Marc Surer driving. They finish sixth while Jim Fitzpatrick and im Busby win in a Porsche (1981).

April 27
Eugene Chaboud wins the Grand Prix du Rousillon at Perpignan, France, in a Talbot 26 (1947).

April 28
Dale Earnhardt wins the NASCAR Hanes 500 at Martinsville, Virginia, USA (1991).

April 29
Michele Alboreto leads flag-to-flag in his Ferrari to win the Begian Grand Prix at Zolder for his first F1 victory (1984).

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Drivers Dale Earnhardt , John Andretti , Michele Alboreto , David Hobbs , Marc Surer