This Week in Racing History (April 27-May 3)

Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 27 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the F3 race at Falkenburg in Halland, Sweden (1969). April 28 Walter Baumer and Huschke von Hanstein drive a BMW 328 Touring Coupe to victory in the...


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April 27
Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the F3 race at Falkenburg in Halland, Sweden (1969).

April 28
Walter Baumer and Huschke von Hanstein drive a BMW 328 Touring Coupe to victory in the Grand Prix of Brescia (Mille Miglia) in Italy. With other team cars finishing third, fifth, and sixth, the BMW team entered under the 1st SS Reitersturm Berlin also wins the team award (1940).

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).

April 30
Open-wheel racer Darren Manning born in North Yorkshire, England (1975).

May 1
American Motors Corporaton begins life with the merger of Hudson Motor Car Company and Nash-Kelvinator Coporation (1954).

May 2
Juan Montoya wins the CART Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix at Nazareth Speedway in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, USA (1999).

May 3
Klaus Ludwig wins the IMSA Camel GT race at Laguna Seca, California, USA, driving a Bayside Porsche 962 (1987).

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