This Week in Racing History (April 20-26)

This Week in Racing History April 20 - 1960 F1 World Champion Phill Hill born in Miami, Florida (1927). April 21 - Ayrton Senna wins his first Grand Prix at Estoril, Portugal (1985). - Zora Arkus-Duntov, father...

This Week in Racing History

April 20 - 1960 F1 World Champion Phill Hill born in Miami, Florida (1927).

April 21 - Ayrton Senna wins his first Grand Prix at Estoril, Portugal (1985).

- Zora Arkus-Duntov, father of the Corvette, dies (1996).

April 22 - CART driver Greg Moore born (1975).

- F1 and sportcar racer Ronnie Bucknum dies of diabetes (1992).

April 23 - CART driver P.J. Jones born (1969).

- Gordon Johncock wins the USAC Trenton 200 in a Wildcat-DGS. Final USAC Championship victory for an Offenhauser based engine (1978).

- F1 racer Mike Hailwood dies in a road accident (1981).

April 24 - Reihold Joest born (1937).

- Rolf Stommelen dies in IMSA race at Riverside, California (1983).

April 25 - Frank Lockhart, driving the Stutz Blackhawk, dies in a crash caused by a blown tire while attempting land speed record on Daytona Beach (1928).

April 26 - F1 driver Jean-Pierre Beltoise born (1937).

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

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Series General
Drivers Rolf Stommelen , Ayrton Senna , P.J. Jones , Stéphane Ratel , Gordon Johncock , Greg Moore , Jean-Pierre Beltoise , Mike Hailwood