This Week in Racing History (March 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 15 Ayrton Senna wins his first Formula Ford race, at Brands Hatch, England (1981). March 16 Barney Oldfield drives a Benz to a One-Mile Speed record 131.724...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

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

March 16
Barney Oldfield drives a Benz to a One-Mile Speed record 131.724 mph (1910).

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

March 18
Gordon Johncock drives a Wildcat to victory in the USAC Jimmy Bryant 150 at Phoenix, Azrizona, USA (1978).

March 19
Giuseppe Calnago wins the Italian Motorcycle Championship race at Siracusa. First win for the Moto Guzzi V8 engine (1957).

March 20
Vic Elford and Gerard Larrousse drive a Martini Porsche 917K to victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring (1971).

March 21
A John Wyer Gulf Mirage M1 runs for the first time. The Ford-powered racer is driven by Alan Rees at Snetterton, England (1967).

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Series History
Drivers Vic Elford , Ayrton Senna , Emerson Fittipaldi , Gordon Johncock , Gerard Larrousse , Andre Ribeiro