This Week in racing History (March 2-8)

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People in this week in racing history include: Gilles Villeneuve, Jimmy Vasser, Harvey Postlethwaite, Don Yenko, Bob Akin, Maurice Trintignant, and Michael Bartels.

This Week in Racing History
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March 2
Gilles Villeneuve wins the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami in a Ferrari 312T4 (1979).

Jimmy Vasser
Jimmy Vasser

Photo by: Christopher Grey

March 3
Jimmy Vasser drives his Reynard-Honda to victory in the CART race in Homestead, Florida, USA. First CART win for Vasser and first CART race at Homestead (1996).

March 4
Formula car designer Harvey Postlethwaite born (1944).

March 5
Don Yenko, racer, Chevrolet dealer, and muscle car creator, dies in a plane crash (1987).

March 6
Sports car and historic racer Bob Akin born (1936).

March 7
Maurice Trintignant drives a Ferrari 500 to a 2-liter class victory (2nd overall) in the Grand Prix of Senegal at Dakar (1954).

March 8
Touring car racer Michael Bartels born (1968).

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Tags bob akin, don yenko, gilles villeneuve, harvey postlethwaite, history, jimmy vasser, maurice trintignant, michael bartels

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