This Week in Racing History (February 28 - March 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com February 28 Ron Hickman, designer of the Lotus Elan (and later, inventor of the Black & Decker Work Mate), leaves Lotus (1967). March 1 Al Unser Jr. wins the CRA sprint car main ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

February 28
Ron Hickman, designer of the Lotus Elan (and later, inventor of the Black & Decker Work Mate), leaves Lotus (1967).

March 1
Al Unser Jr. wins the CRA sprint car main event at Imperial, California, USA (1981).

March 2
Gilles Villeneuve wins the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami in a Ferrari 312T4 (1979).

March 3
Nobuhiko Kawamoto, Honda F1 engine designer and later Honda President and CEO, born (1936).

March 4
Piers Courage drives a McLaren-Ford to victory in the Tasman Cup Race at Langford (1968).

March 5
Ken Tyrrell, long time Formula One team owner, born (1924).

March 6
Andrew Gilbert-Scott drives a Lola T642 to victory in the "Champions of Brands Hatch" FF1600 race (1983).

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Series History
Drivers Al Unser Jr. , Andrew Gilbert-Scott , Gilles Villeneuve