This Week in Racing History (April 15-21)

Mike Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

April 15
Jochen Rindt, at the wheel of a Roy Winkelman Racing Brabham BT23C, wins the BARC Thruxton Trophy F2 race (1968).

Paul Tracy at Nazareth
Paul Tracy at Nazareth

Photo by: Robert Kurtycz

April 16
Paul Tracy wins the CART Grand Prix of Long Beach, California (2000).

April 17
J.J. Lehto and Marco Werner drive an Audi R8 to victory in the ALMS race at Road Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia, USA (2005).

April 18
Ted Horn wins the sprint car feature at the 1 mile oval in Trenton, New Jersey, USA. He also sets a 1-lap record of 40.36 seconds (1948).

April 19
Jackie Stewart, driving a Cosworth powered March 701, wins the Spanish GP at Jarama. First F1 win for March (1970).

April 20
"Junge Jim" Lieberman wins the East Coast "Mr. Chevrolet" funny car event at Capital Raceway in Crofton, Maryland, USA (1969).

April 21
Zora Arkus-Duntov, father of the Corvette, dies (1996)

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Series History
Drivers J.J. Lehto , Paul Tracy , Jackie Stewart , Marco Werner , Jochen Rindt
Teams ART Grand Prix
Tags arkus-duntov, audi, brabham, cart, corvette, horn, lehto, lieberman, rindt, stewart, stucker, tracy, werner