This Week in Racing History (March 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 16 Renault buys the Benetton F1 team (2000). March 17 Wally Booth drives his AMC Hornet to victory over Jack Roush's Mustang in the Gatornationals Pro Stock finals. First NHRA Pro Stock win...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

March 16
Renault buys the Benetton F1 team (2000).

March 17
Wally Booth drives his AMC Hornet to victory over Jack Roush's Mustang in the Gatornationals Pro Stock finals. First NHRA Pro Stock win for AMC (1974).

March 18
Gordon Johncock drives a Wildcat to victory in the USAC Jimmy Bryant 150 Indy car race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1977).

March 19
Giuseppe Calnago wins the Italian Motorcycle Championship race at Siracusa. First win for the Moto Guzzi V8 engine (1957).

March 20
Porsche officially submits the 917 to the FIA for homologation (1969).

March 21
John Force sets NHRA Funny Car speed record of 324.05 mph at Gainesville, Florida (1999).

March 22
Edoaro Lualdi wins the Coppa Gallenga hillclimb driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1964).

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Series History
Drivers John Force , Jack Roush , Gordon Johncock