This week in racing history (1997-03-16)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker 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). March...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

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).

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).

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).

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Drivers Michael Andretti , Mario Andretti , Chris Amon , Vern Schuppan , Gianpiero Moretti , Mark Donohue