This Week in Racing History (March 25-31)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 25 First SCCA Trans-Am race is run at Sebring, Florida, USA. Jochen Rindt is the overall and Under-2-Liter winner in an Alfa Romeo GTA. Second overall and first in the Over-2-Liter class is...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

March 25
First SCCA Trans-Am race is run at Sebring, Florida, USA. Jochen Rindt is the overall and Under-2-Liter winner in an Alfa Romeo GTA. Second overall and first in the Over-2-Liter class is Bob Tullius in a Dodge Dart (1966).

March 26
Formula and Touring Car driver Roberto Ravaglia born in Mestre, Italy (1957).


Julian Bailey and Jamie Campbell-Walker drive a Lister Storm to victory in the FIA GT race in Valencia, Spain. First FIA GT win for Lister. First time in 20 months that a car other than a Chrysler Viper has won an FIA GT event (2000).

March 27
Giampaolo Pavanello, founder of Euroracing, born in Venice, Italy (1934).


After wrecking his primary race car in practice, Cale Yarborough drives a "show car" to victory in the NASCAR Winston Cup stockcar race at Atlanta, Georgia, USA (1968).

March 28
A Daimler driven by S. Knapp wins the 82 mile "Tourist Race" during the Nice, France, "Week of Speed" (1901).

March 29
Wilhelm Werner wins the 9.5 mile hillclimb from Nice to La Turbie, in France, driving a Mercedes. His average speed of 31.9 mph shatters the previous year's record of 19.5 mph (1901).


Mike Hasham, dragracer, promoter, and announcer, dies at age 47 (2000).

March 30
Len Sutton wins his first USAC championship race, at Trenton, New Jersey, USA, driving the Central Excavating Kuzma dirt car (1958).

March 31
A garage fire at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway damages both of Andy Granatelli's 4-wheel drive Novi Indycars (1964).

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Series History
Drivers Julian Bailey , Bob Tullius , Roberto Ravaglia , Cale Yarborough , Jochen Rindt