This Week in Racing History (May 17-23)

This Week in Racing History May 17 - Nigel Mansell scores his first Formula One podium finish, third place, in only his seventh Grand Prix, the Belgian, at Zolder. Carlos Reutemann is the winner (1981). May 18 - ...

This Week in Racing History

May 17 - Nigel Mansell scores his first Formula One podium finish, third place, in only his seventh Grand Prix, the Belgian, at Zolder. Carlos Reutemann is the winner (1981).

May 18 - Vincenzo Trucco wins the Targa Florio by 14 minutes (1908).

- Kenji Okazaki of Japan wins the Funny Car finals and 18 year old highschool girl Christen Powell wins the Top Fuel final at the NHRA Mopar Nationals in Englishtown, New Jersey, USA. First NHRA Nationals win for both (1997).

May 21 - William Milliken wins the Mount Equinox Hill Climb in an 18 year old front wheel drive Miller/Offenhauser (1950).

- Harry Schell drives a Cooper-J.A.P. in the Monaco Grand Prix. First mid-engined car to run in an Formula One World Championship event (1950).

May 23 - Fritz von Opel drives the rocket powered Opel RAK2 to 143 MPH on the Avus circuit in Berlin, Germany (1928).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, Texas stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1998

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Series History
Drivers Nigel Mansell , Carlos Reutemann , William Milliken