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/).
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