This Week in Racing History (March 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 2 Rupert Manwaring, team manager and assistant team manager for several F1 teams, born (1956). March 3 Nobuhiko Kawamoto, Honda F1 engine designer and later Honda President...

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

March 2
Rupert Manwaring, team manager and assistant team manager for several F1 teams, born (1956).

March 3
Nobuhiko Kawamoto, Honda F1 engine designer and later Honda President and CEO, born (1936).

March 4
Jim Clark, F1 World Driving Champion, born in Kilmany, Fife, Scotland (1936).

March 5
F5000 racer Graham McRae born in Wellington, New Zealand (1940).

March 6
British karting, formula, GT and touring car driver Kurt Luby born (1963).

March 7
Stirling Moss and Bill Lloyd win the sportscar race at Sebring, Florida, in Briggs Cunningham's 1.5-liter OSCA. Porfirio Rubirosa drives his 3.3-liter Lancia D24 to second place (1954).

March 8
Don Garlits sets an AHRA world record 1/4 mile elapse time of 6.57 seconds at Lions Drag Strip in Long Beach, California, USA, in his Swamprat 13 dragster. Later, in the final round won by Richard Tharp, Garlits' clutch explodes, cutting the car in half and cutting off part of his right foot. The accident causes Garlits to design the first successful rear-engined Top Fuel dragster (1970)

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