This Week in Racing History (April 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 22 Keech sets a one-mile land speed record of 207.552 mph driving a White-Triplex (1928). April 23 Sportscar racer Kris Kneifel born (1961). Sterling Moss' career ends after an accident in...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

April 22
Keech sets a one-mile land speed record of 207.552 mph driving a White-Triplex (1928).

April 23
Sportscar racer Kris Kneifel born (1961).


Sterling Moss' career ends after an accident in the Glover Trophy Race at Goodwood, England, in which he sustains arm, leg, and head injuries. Graham Hill wins race in a BRM (1962).

April 24
Stockcar racer Hermie Sadler born (1969).


Dennis Aase, Wally Dallenbach Jr., and Whitney Ganz drive an AAR Toyota Celica to first in GTU class and tenth overall in the IMSA race at Riverside, California, USA. First professional victory for Toyota in the US (1983).

April 25
Frank Lockhart killed in crash of his Stutz Blackhawk during a land speed record attempt on the beach at Daytona, Florida, USA (1928).


Ken Wilson born (1957).

April 26
Glen Seton wins the ATCC race at Wanneroo, Western Australia, driving a Nissan Skyline (1987).

April 27
Rally driver Ari Vatanen born (1952).

April 28
Lotus Europa introduced (1967).

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Drivers Wally Dallenbach , Hermie Sadler , Ari Vatanen , Graham Hill , Whitney Ganz , Dennis Aase