This Week in Racing History (March 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.VintageRPM.com March 22 Peter Revson dies in Formula one testing crash at Kyalami, South Africa (1974). March 23 Jo Siffert and Hans Herrmann drive a Porsche 907 to victory in the 12 Hours of ...

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

March 22
Peter Revson dies in Formula one testing crash at Kyalami, South Africa (1974).

March 23
Jo Siffert and Hans Herrmann drive a Porsche 907 to victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race in Sebring, Florida, USA (1968).

March 24
Jochen Rindt, driving a Brabham BT23 for Roy Winkelmann Racing, wins the Guard's 100 Formula 2 race at Snetterton, England (1967).

March 25
Ayrton Senna starts his first F1 race, the Brazilian GP at Rio, in a Toleman. Alain Prost wins the race in a McLaren MP4/2-TAG (1984).

March 26
Ken Miles and Loyd Ruby drive a Ford GT40 roadster to victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring. Bob McLean dies when his GT40 crashes into a utility pole. Four spectators also die when Don Wester's Porsche 906 hits them while attempting to avoid a spinning Ferrari (1966).

March 27
NASCAR crew chief Gary DeHart born (1948).

March 28
Lorraine Barrow sets a standing-start one mile record of 72.6 seconds in a 35-HP Mercedes during the Nice, France, "Week of Speed" (1901).

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Series History
Drivers Ken Miles , Alain Prost , Ayrton Senna , Peter Revson , Hans Herrmann , Jochen Rindt