This Week in Racing History (April 4-10)

This Week in Racing History April 4 - Clemente Biondetti drives a 2-liter Ferrari to victory in the revived Giro di Sicilia, in Italy (1948). - Jackie Ickx and Clay Regazzoni drive a Ferrari 312PB to ...

This Week in Racing History

April 4 - Clemente Biondetti drives a 2-liter Ferrari to victory in the revived Giro di Sicilia, in Italy (1948).

- Jackie Ickx and Clay Regazzoni drive a Ferrari 312PB to victory at Brands Hatch, England. This was the only Endurance Championship victory for Ferrari that year (1971).

- Mario Andretti achieves his last CART victory with a win at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1993).

April 5 - Ronnie Bucknam born (1936).

April 6 - Alan Mertens born (1950).

April 7 - Walt Hansgen dies from injuries suffered five days earlier in testing at Le Mans (1966).

April 8 - NASCAR team owner Junie Dunlavey born (1924).

- Gilles Villeneuve wins the USGP West at Long Beach, California, in a Ferrari 312T4 (1979).

April 9 - Jacque Villeneuve, snowmobile, CART, and F1 racer, and son of Gilles, born (1971).

April 10 - Mary Fendrich Hulman, Chairman Emeritus of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, dies at age 93 (1998).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, Texas stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1999

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Series History
Drivers Mario Andretti , Gilles Villeneuve , Clay Regazzoni