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

April 26
1927 24-Hour Bol d'Or Paris winner Violette Morris is killed by the French Resistance for collaborating with the Nazis (1944).

April 27
Jimmy Vasser, driving a Reynard-Honda, wins the CART Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix at Nazareth, Pennsylvania, USA (1998).

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 Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder for his first F1 victory (1984).

April 30
Shorty Cantlon sets a new 4-cylinder speed record of 144.89 mph in his Miller powered car (1930).

May 1
Jackie Ickx and Dr. Dick Thompson wins the 1000 Km of Spa, Belgium, in a Gulf Mirage-Ford M1 (1967).

May 2
George Follmer drives a Porsche-powered Lotus 23 to victory in the USRRC race at Riverside, California, USA (1965).