This Week in Racing History (March 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 11 Tony George announces the formation of the Indy Racing League (1995). March 12 Dick Johnson drives a Ford Sierra to victory in the ATCC Group A race at Symmons Plains, Tasmania, Australia.

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

March 11
Tony George announces the formation of the Indy Racing League (1995).

March 12
Dick Johnson drives a Ford Sierra to victory in the ATCC Group A race at Symmons Plains, Tasmania, Australia. Mark Gibbs wins the Group E race in a Toyota Supra Turbo (1989).

March 13
Paul Godsmith drives a Plymouth Belvedere to victory in the 500 mile NASCAR race at Rockingham, North Carolina, USA (1966).

March 14
The National Hot Road Association (NHRA) is officially incorporated (1951).

March 15
Cliff Woodbury drives a front-drive Miller 91 to a 180.90 mph record over a measured mile at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1930).

March 16
Wayne Taylor, Jim Pace, and Eric van de Poole drive an Olds R&S MkIII WSC to victory in the 12-Hours of Sebring (1996).

March 17
Andre Ribeiro wins the Rio 400 in Rio de Janeiro, the first CART race run in Brazil (1996).

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Drivers Wayne Taylor , Jim Pace , Tony George , Dick Johnson , Andre Ribeiro