This Week in Racing History (March 18-24)

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Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

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March 18
Audi R8s finish 1-2-3 in the ALMS 12-hour endurance race at Sebring, Florida, USA. Dindo Capello, Michele Alboreto, and Laurent Aiello drive the winning vehicle (2001).

The winners
The winners

Photo by: Audi Communications Motorsport

March 19
Frank Biela, Tom Kristensen, and Emmanuele Pirro lead an Audi R8 1-2 finish in the ALMS 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race (2000).

March 20
Honda engines make their CART race debut at Surfer's Paradise, Australia. Bobby Rahal starts 16th and finishes 26th, while Mike Groff goes from 14th to 8th (1994).

March 21
Clay Regazzoni wins the Race of Champions non-championship F1 event at the wheel of a Ferrari 312B2 (1971).

March 22
Laura Maxine Elmer, the future wife of Briggs Cunningham, drives a Jaguar to victory in the sports car race for ladies at Palm Springs, California, USA (1953).

March 23
Sidecar motorcycle driver Florian Camathias born in Wittenbach, Switzerland (1934).

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

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