This Week in Racing History (March 14-20)

This Week in Racing History March 14 - Jim Clark born in Fife, Scotland (1936). - Eugenio Castelotti dies in crash during private test session at Modena, Italy (1957). - F1 Ferrari 312T2 makes its race debut in...

This Week in Racing History

March 14 - Jim Clark born in Fife, Scotland (1936).

- Eugenio Castelotti dies in crash during private test session at Modena, Italy (1957).

- F1 Ferrari 312T2 makes its race debut in the non- championship Race of Champions at Brands Hatch, England. Car DNFs (1976).

March 15 - Bruce McLaren leaves New Zealand for England, where he will drive for John Cooper. His good friend and mechanic Colin Beanland accompanies him (1958).

March 16 - Phil Hill is on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, which names him "Sportscar Driver of the Year" (1959).

- Franck Freon born (1962).

- Granatelli turbine-powered Indycar is unveiled to the press (1967).

March 17 - Andre Ribeiro drives his Reynard-Honda to victory in the first CART Champcar race ever held in Brazil, on the Emerson Fittipaldi Speedway in Rio de Janeiro (1996).

March 18 - Anthony "Andy" Granatelli born (1923).

March 19 - Nicola Larini born (1964).

March 20 - Jerry Unser wins the Sportsman feature race at Honolulu Stadium in Hawaii, USA (1952).

- Larry Crockett dies when he crashes his sprint car at Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA (1955).

- Pedro Lamy born (1972).

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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Drivers Franck Freon , Pedro Lamy , Phil Hill , Jim Clark , Bruce McLaren , Emerson Fittipaldi , John Cooper , Nicola Larini , Andre Ribeiro