This Week in Racing History (April 27-May 3)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker April 27 Mike Hailwood takes part in his first motorcycle race, at Oulton Park, England (1957). April 28 Parry-Thomas drives his Thomas Special to a one-mile speed record of 170.624 mph ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

April 27
Mike Hailwood takes part in his first motorcycle race, at Oulton Park, England (1957).

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

April 29
Howard Comstock, engineer, team manager, and crew chief for NHRA, IHRA, Trans-Am, and NASCAR teams, born (1949).

April 30
The Miller 183 engine runs in competition for the first time, at Fresno, California, USA (1921).

May 1
The Porsche 917 is formally approved for competition by the FIA (1969).

May 2
Lola T600s start 1-2 and finish 1-2 in the IMSA race at Laguna Seca, California, USA. John Paul Jr. starts on pole and wins with Danny Ongais second (1981).

May 3
Tom Binford, Chief Steward of the Indianapolis 500, announces his retirement, effective after the next running of the race (1995).

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Series History
Drivers Danny Ongais , John Paul , Mike Hailwood