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

This Week in Racing History April 25 - Darrell Waltrip wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Martinsville, USA (1976). - Dick Morgensen, US sportscar racer and builder of "specials", dies. Built the car the Max ...

This Week in Racing History

April 25 - Darrell Waltrip wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Martinsville, USA (1976).

- Dick Morgensen, US sportscar racer and builder of "specials", dies. Built the car the Max Balchowsky bought and turned into "Old Yellar" (1998).

April 26 - Dick Johnson born (1945).

April 27 - A Duesenberg driven by Milton sets a one-mile speed record of 155.046 mph (1920).

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

April 29 - NASCAR stockcar driver Chad Little born (1963).

- Michele Alboreto leads flag-to-flag in his Ferrari to win the Begian Grand Prix at Zolder for his first F1 victory (1984).

April 30 - Shorty Cantlon sets a new 4-cylinder speed record of 144.89 mph in his Miller powered car (1930).

- Roland Ratzenberger dies in accident during qualifying for San Marino Gran Prix at Imola, Italy (1994).

May 1 - Gates at Indianapolis Motor Speedway open for practice for the first Indy 500 (1911).

- Ayrton Senna dies in accident during San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy (1994).

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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Drivers Darrell Waltrip , Chad Little , Ayrton Senna , Michele Alboreto , Dick Johnson , Roland Ratzenberger