This Week in Racing History (March 16-22)

This Week in Racing History March 16 - Barney Oldfield drives a Benz to a One-Mile Speed record 131.724 mph (1910). - Billy Stavola born (1947). March 18 - Can-Am, Trans-Am, and Indy 500 champion Mark Donohue born ...

This Week in Racing History

March 16 - Barney Oldfield drives a Benz to a One-Mile Speed record 131.724 mph (1910).

- Billy Stavola born (1947).

March 18 - Can-Am, Trans-Am, and Indy 500 champion Mark Donohue born (1937).

- 1970 posthumous F1 World Champion Jochen Rindt born (1942).

March 19 - F1 driver Carlos Pace dies in plane crash (1977).

- Vern Schuppan born (1943).

March 20 - Michael Andretti wins the Australian Indycar race driving a Reynard. Andretti's first race after leaving F1. First Indycar race for Reynard (1994).

- Gianpiero Moretti, IMSA racer and founder of the Momo company, born (1940). (No, not February 20, like I incorrectly stated last month.)

March 21 - The Vaccarella/Giunti/Andretti Ferrari 512S wins the Sebring 12 Hour race. First victory for 512S. Second place goes to a Porsche 908 co-driven by actor Steve McQueen (1970).

- Larry McClure born (1944).

March 22 - Ferrari 312P debuts at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Chris Amon and Mario Andretti drive it to a second place finish (1969)

- CART President Andrew Craig born (1949).

- Top Fuel drag racer Christen Powell born (1979).

Previous issues 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.anadrill.slb.com | Definately not Anadrill's opinion. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1997 "It's great to do business in a Bernie-free country." -- BPR founder Stephane Ratel commenting on the United States

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Drivers Michael Andretti , Mario Andretti , Chris Amon , Vern Schuppan , Stéphane Ratel , Gianpiero Moretti , Mark Donohue , Jochen Rindt