This Week in Racing History (March 28-April 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker March 28 Clay Regazonni, driving a Ferrari 312T, wins the first United States Grand Prix West at Long Beach, California (1976). March 29 Mike Thackwell drives a Ralt-Honda to victory in the F2 race...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

March 28
Clay Regazonni, driving a Ferrari 312T, wins the first United States Grand Prix West at Long Beach, California (1976).

March 29
Mike Thackwell drives a Ralt-Honda to victory in the F2 race at Silverstone, England (1981).

March 30
Lucien Bianchi dies in an accident during pre-race practice for Le Mans (1969).

March 31
Fernand Tavano drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Hebecrevon hillclimb in France (1963).

April 1
Neil "Soapy" Castles wins the NASCAR Grand National East stockcar race at Greenville, South Carolina, USA (1972).

April 2
Four-time 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion and auto racer Mike "The Bike" Hailwood born in Birmingham, England (1940).

April 3
Carrol Shelby drives a Birdcage Maserati to victory in the Los Angeles Examiner Herald-Express International Grand Prix at Riverside, California, USA (1960).

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Series History
Drivers Lucien Bianchi , Mike Thackwell