This Week in Racing History (March 12-18)

March 12 - Indycar star Johnny Rutherford born (1938). - Porsche unveils the 917 Group 5 racer at the Geneva Auto show (1969). March 13 - Sportscar and Indycar racer Lynn St. James born (1947). March 14 - CART racer Hiro Matsushita born...

March 12 - Indycar star Johnny Rutherford born (1938).

- Porsche unveils the 917 Group 5 racer at the Geneva Auto show (1969).

March 13 - Sportscar and Indycar racer Lynn St. James born (1947).

March 14 - CART racer Hiro Matsushita born (1961).

- Jim Murphy defeats Bill Alexander in the top fuel finals of the Goodguy's 40th Anniversary March Meet for nostalgia drag racers (1999).

March 15 - Ayrton Senna wins his first Formula Ford race, at Brands Hatch, England (1981).

March 16 - Jackie Stewart debuts Matra MS80-Ford F1 car by winning the non- championship "Race of Champions" at Brands Hatch, England (1969).

March 17 - Matra MS10-Ford F1 car makes its race debut at the non-championship "Race of Champions" at Brand Hatch, England (1968).

March 18 - Mike Smith dies in road accident (1995).

-Michael J. Stucker-

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Drivers Jackie Stewart , Ayrton Senna , Johnny Rutherford , Mike Smit