This Week in Racing History (April 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 18 The Porsche 917/20 endurance racer makes its public debut during the Le Mans test weekend (1971). April 19 Parnelli Jones drives a Bud Moore Ford Mustang to victory in the...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

April 18
The Porsche 917/20 endurance racer makes its public debut during the Le Mans test weekend (1971).

April 19
Parnelli Jones drives a Bud Moore Ford Mustang to victory in the season opening SCCA Trans-Am race at Laguna Seca Raceway in California, USA (1970).

April 20
Roberto Lippi, driving a Stanguellini, wins the Formula Junior race at Frascati, Italy (1958).

April 21
A.J. Foyt drives a Meskowski-Offenhauser to victory in the USAC Championship race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1963).

April 22
Gigi Villoresi drives a Maseratti 4CL to victory in the first post-WWII Grand Prix, in Nice, France (1946).

April 23
Formula and sports car racer Pierluigi Martini born in Lugo di Romagna, Italy (1961).

April 24
Mark Donohue, driving a FC Lotus 20C, wins the combined FB/FC race during the SCCA National event at Marlboro, Maryland, USA (1965).

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Series History
Drivers Parnelli Jones , A.J. Foyt , Mark Donohue