This Week in Racing History (April 18-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 18 First race in the new FIA World Endurance Championship is run at Monza, Italy (1982). April 19 Mario Andretti makes his USAC Championship debut at Trenton, New Jersey, USA. He finishes ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

April 18
First race in the new FIA World Endurance Championship is run at Monza, Italy (1982).

April 19
Mario Andretti makes his USAC Championship debut at Trenton, New Jersey, USA. He finishes eleventh (1964).

April 20
Arthur Moorehouse becomes the first motorcyclist to lose his life at Brooklands, England (1912).

April 21
Ayrton Senna, driving a Renualt powered Lotus 97T, scores his first Grand Prix win, at Estoril, Portugal (1985).

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

April 23
Dale Jarrett wins the NASCAR Winston Cup stockcar race at Darlington, South Carolina, USA (1997).

April 24
The Sox & Martin altered-wheelbase Plymouth dragster becomes the first full-bodied Stocker to run a sub-10 second quarter-mile when it runs 9.98 at York, Pennsylvania, USA (1965).

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Drivers Dale Jarrett , Mario Andretti , Ayrton Senna