This Week in Racing History (April 25-May 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 25 Sylvain Garant wins the Coupes USA at Montlhery, France, in a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963). April 26 John Morton and Hurley Haywood drive the Group 44 Jaguar XJR-7 to victory in the IMSA Camel GT...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

April 25
Sylvain Garant wins the Coupes USA at Montlhery, France, in a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963).

April 26
John Morton and Hurley Haywood drive the Group 44 Jaguar XJR-7 to victory in the IMSA Camel GT Los Angeles Times Grand Prix at Riverside, California, USA (1987).

April 27
Joe Lubin of Los Angeles, California, USA, places the first order with Maserati for a Tipo 60 "Birdcage" (1959).

April 28
Parry-Thomas drives his Thomas Special to a one-mile speed record of 170.624 mph (1926).

April 29
The first customer Porsche 962 makes its race debut in the IMSA Camel GT race at Riverside, California, USA. Al Holbert and Derek Bell drive it to second place behind the "Blue Thunder" March-Chevy driven by Randy Lanier and Bill Whittington (1984).

April 30
English open-wheel racer Darren Manning born (1975).

May 1
Three spectators are killed during the IRL race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway when a wheel flies off a car during an accident and into the stands (1999).

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Series History
Drivers Darren Manning , Hurley Haywood , Al Holbert , Derek Bell , John Morton , Bill Whittington , Randy Lanier