This week in racing history (1997-04-20)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker April 20 1961 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...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

April 20
1961 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
Reinhold 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).

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Series History
Drivers Rolf Stommelen , Ayrton Senna , P.J. Jones , Gordon Johncock , Reinhold Joest , Greg Moore , Jean-Pierre Beltoise , Mike Hailwood