This Week in Racing History (February 26-March 3)

Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

February 26
The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) is incorporated in Boston by seven sports car enthusiasts (1944).

Richard Petty
Richard Petty

Photo by: Ashley Dickerson, ASP Inc.

February 27
Two-time World Superbike Champion Colin Edwards born (1974).

February 28
Richard Petty scores his first NASCAR victory when he wins on the dirt track at the Charlotte Fairgrounds (1960).

February 29
Tim Mayer dies in a crash during practice for the Tasman series race at Longford, Tasmania, Australia (1964).

March 1
Jody Scheckter drives a Ford-powered Tyrrell 007 to victory in the South African Grand Prix (1975).

March 2
Michael Andretti drives a Swift-Ford to victory in the CART Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead, Florida, USA. First CART win for Swift in their first CART race (1997).

March 3
The Intrepid, with Wayne Taylor driving, makes its IMSA GTP racing debut with a second place finish at West Palm Beach, Florida, USA (1991).

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