This Week in Racing History (Feb 26-March 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker February 26 Alba make their IMSA GT debut at Miami, Florida, USA. The car, entered as a Ford-Momo, finishes 16th with Gianpiero Moretti and Oscar Larrauri behind the wheel. The race is won by Brian...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

February 26
Alba make their IMSA GT debut at Miami, Florida, USA. The car, entered as a Ford-Momo, finishes 16th with Gianpiero Moretti and Oscar Larrauri behind the wheel. The race is won by Brian Redman and Doc Bundy in a Jaguar XJR-5 (1984).

February 27
Dario Resta drives a Peugeot to victory in the American Grand Prize race in San Francisco, California, USA (1915).

February 28
F3000 and Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais is born (1979).

March 1
Curtis Turner drives a Holman and Moody Ford Thunderbird to victory in the 110-lap race on the .9-mile dirt oval in Hillsborough, North Carolina, USA. First NASCAR win for a Thunderbird (1959).

March 2
Gilles Villeneuve wins the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami in a Ferrari 312T4 (1979).

March 3
Walter Kaaden, one time head of the racing department of MZ Motorcycles, dies at the age of 76 (1996).

March 4
Formula car designer Harvey Postlethwaite born (1944).

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Series History
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Sébastien Bourdais , Brian Redman , Doc Bundy , Oscar Larrauri , Gianpiero Moretti