This Week in Racing History (April 29-May 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 29 Ronnie Peterson drives a John Player Special Lotus 72 to victory in the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona (1973). April 30 Bob Blake drives a Maserati Tipo 61 to victory...

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

April 29
Ronnie Peterson drives a John Player Special Lotus 72 to victory in the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona (1973).

April 30
Bob Blake drives a Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in the sports car race at Vaca Valley, California, USA (1960).

May 1
Al Holbert drives a Chevrolet-powered March to victory in the IMSA Camel GT race at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1983).

May 2
Both heats of the Interseries Shell Cup race are won by Arturo Mezario driving a Ferrari 512M (1971).

May 3
Neil Allen drives a Chevrolet-powered Elfin ME5 to victory in the Royal Automobile Club Trophy Race at Warwick Farms, Australia (1970).

May 4
14-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force born (1949).

May 5
The Targa Florio road race is won by Jo Bonnier and Carlos Abate in a 2-liter Porsche prototype (1963).

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