This Week in Racing History (April 23-29)

This Week in Racing History April 23 F2 race is run in the snow on the Nurburgring's 4.8-mile Sudschliefe. Earlier in the day, a motorcycle race was held during the snow storm (1967). April 24 Drag racing's first reported 200 mph speed was set...

This Week in Racing History

April 23
F2 race is run in the snow on the Nurburgring's 4.8-mile Sudschliefe. Earlier in the day, a motorcycle race was held during the snow storm (1967).

April 24
Drag racing's first reported 200 mph speed was set by John "The Golden Greek" Karamesines with a 204.54 mph run at Alton Dragway in Alton, Illinoise, USA (1960).

April 25
One third of Porsche AG's capital is offered to the public as prefered non-voting shares (1984).

April 26
Jo Siffert and Brian Redman drive a Porsche 908LH to victory in the 1000 km endurance race at Monza, Italy (1969).

April 27
Paula Martin born (1951).

April 28
Donald E. Stewart, Oscar winning screenwriter and co-founder of Competition Press magazine, dies of lung cancer at age 69, in Los Angeles, California, USA (1999).

April 29
Gary Brabham, racer and son of F1 World Champion Sir Jack Brabham, born (1961).

Copyright 2000 Michael J. Stucker

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Drivers Brian Redman , Jack Brabham , Gary Brabham