This Week in Racing History (April 9-15)

This Week in Racing History April 9 Eddie Sachs wins USAC race at Trenton New Jersey, USA. He gains the nickname "Motor Mouth" after longwinded victory circle speech (1961). April 10 Andrian Fernandez wins the CART race at Motegi, Japan, in a...

This Week in Racing History

April 9
Eddie Sachs wins USAC race at Trenton New Jersey, USA. He gains the nickname "Motor Mouth" after longwinded victory circle speech (1961).

April 10
Andrian Fernandez wins the CART race at Motegi, Japan, in a car his Patrick Racing team calls "Frankenstein" because it was a '97 Reynard chassis with '98 wings and side pods, and '99 suspension (1999).


Mary Fendrich Hulman, widow of Tony Hulman and grandmother of Tony George, dies at age 93 (1998).

April 11
Frank Lockhart drives a Miller 91 to a 164.84 mph International Class F record on Muroc Dry Lake (1927).

April 12
David Letterman, comedian, TV talk show host, and part owner of Rahal Racing, born (1947)

April 13
Bill Holland drives his Malamud Offy to feature win at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1947).


Race car engineer Harvey Postlewaite dies of heart attack. He worked for Hesketh, Wolf, Ferrari, and BAR (1999).

April 14
Dan Drinan born (1960).

April 15
Mel Kenyon born (1933).


Copyright Michael J. Stucker 2000

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Drivers Tony George , Dan Drinan