This Week in Racing History (March 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker March 13 Richard Petty wins the NASCAR Carolina 500 (1983). March 14 Bobby Unser drives a Drake-Offenhauser powered Eagle to victory in the USAC Championship race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

March 13
Richard Petty wins the NASCAR Carolina 500 (1983).

March 14
Bobby Unser drives a Drake-Offenhauser powered Eagle to victory in the USAC Championship race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1976).

March 15
Ayrton Senna wins his first Formula Ford race, at Brands Hatch, England (1981).

March 16
Wayne Taylor, Jim Pace, and Eric van de Poole drive an Oldsmobile R&S MkIII WSC to victory in the 12-Hours of Sebring (1996).

March 17
Mike Mosley drives a Drake-Offenhauser powered Eagle to victory in the USAC Championship race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1974).

March 18
Bill Lowe drives a Lombard to victory in the 1100cc class of the Australian Grand Prix, held at Phillip Island (1929).

March 19
Jim Clark drives a Ford-Cosworth powered Lotus 18 to victory in the Formula Junior race at Goodwood, England. First win for a Lotus 18. In second place was motorcycle world champion John Surtees making his 4-wheel race debut in a Ken Tyrrell entered Cooper-BMC (1960).

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Series History
Drivers Wayne Taylor , Jim Clark , Bobby Unser , Richard Petty , Ayrton Senna , Jim Pace , John Surtees , Phillip Island