This Week in Racing History (April 18-24)

This Week in Racing History April 18 - In the midst of complaints from rival teams, USAC issues a statement confirming the legality of the Granatelli turbine car (1967). April 19 - John Cannon drives his McLaren to...

This Week in Racing History

April 18 - In the midst of complaints from rival teams, USAC issues a statement confirming the legality of the Granatelli turbine car (1967).

April 19 - John Cannon drives his McLaren to victory in the Formula Continental race in Riverside, California, USA (1970).

- USAC board rejects entries by CART teans for Indianapolis 500 (1979).

April 20 - George Stewart, who later changed his name to Leon Duray and became one of the most colorful and exciting American drivers of the '20s, was born (1894).

April 21 - Bill Ingle born (1956).

April 22 - Walt Faulkner dies in crash during qualifying for a stockcar race in Vallejo, California, USA (1956).

April 23 - Richard Petty wins the 100 mile NASCAR Grand National stockcar race at Richmond, Virginia, USA (1961).

- Pierlugi Martini born (1961).

- Bruno Giacomelli drives in his first autorace in a Techno Formula Ford (1972).

April 24 - Designer Alan Jenkins born (1947).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1999 www.flash.net/~cstucker

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Series History
Drivers Richard Petty , Bruno Giacomelli