This Week in Racing History (April 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 16 The World Championship of Makes BOAC 1000km race at Brands Hatch, England, is won by Mario Andretti and Jackie Ickx in a Ferrari 312PB (1972). April 17 With a time of 9.97 seconds during a...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

April 16
The World Championship of Makes BOAC 1000km race at Brands Hatch, England, is won by Mario Andretti and Jackie Ickx in a Ferrari 312PB (1972).

April 17
With a time of 9.97 seconds during a meet in York, Pennsylvania, USA, Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to run the quarter-mile in under 10 seconds (1965).

April 18
Posthumous 1970 F1 World Champion Jochen Rindt born (1942).

April 19
CART champion and Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. born (1962).

April 20
Emery Cook becomes the first NHRA Top Fuel racer to make an "8-second pass" down the quarter mile when he runs 8.89 seconds at Bakersfield, California, USA (1957).

April 21
Ayrton Senna, driving a Renualt-powered Lotus 97T, scores his first Formula 1 win, in the Portuguese Grand Prix of at Estoril (1985).

April 22
Yong Nam Kee, driving a Jaguar E-type, winds the first Malaysian Grand Prix in Singapore (1962).

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Series History
Drivers Al Unser Jr. , Mario Andretti , Ayrton Senna , Jochen Rindt