This Week in Racing History (March 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 18 Bobby Unser wins the USAC Championship Race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA, driving an Offenhauser-powered AAR Eagle (1972). March 19 Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Lotus 72 to ...

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

March 18
Bobby Unser wins the USAC Championship Race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA, driving an Offenhauser-powered AAR Eagle (1972).

March 19
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Lotus 72 to victory in the Race of Champions at Brands Hatch, England (1972).

March 20
Giulio Alfieri, mechanical engineer with Maserati, dies at the age of 77 (2002).

March 21
Dr. Alberico Cacciari buys a Ferrari Tipo 166MM for racing. Later it will appear with Kirk Douglas and Cesar Romero in the movie "The Racers" and then be raced on the US west coast by Pete Lovely (1953).

March 22
Jacky Ickx and Oliver drive a Ford GT40 to victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida, USA (1969).

March 23
Motorcycle and F1 racer Mike Hailwood dies from injuries suffered in a road accident two days earlier, in Great Britain (1981).

March 24
Buddy Baker drives a Dodge Charger Daytona to a new World Closed Course Speed Record of 200.447 mph at Talladega International Speedway (1970).

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