This Week in Racing History (March 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 18 ATCC and GP racer Larry Perkins born in Murrayville, Victory, Australia (1950). Fermin Velez, Eric van de Poole, and Any Evans drive a Ferrari 333SP to victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

March 18
ATCC and GP racer Larry Perkins born in Murrayville, Victory, Australia (1950).


Fermin Velez, Eric van de Poole, and Any Evans drive a Ferrari 333SP to victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring (1995).

March 19
Gordon Johncock sets an Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record of 200.4 MPH. First 200 MPH lap at Indy (1977).

March 20
Kenny Bernstein becomes the first drag racer to break 300 MPH in the quarter mile when he drives his Top Fuel Dragster 301.70 MPH in qualifications for the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida, USA (1992).

March 21
Three-time F1 World Champion Ayrton Senna born (1960).


Mario Andretti jumps into the Ferrari 512S of Ignazio Giunti/Nino Vaccarella and drives it to a 23.8 second win over the Porsche 908 of Peter Revson and film star Steve McQueen in the 12 Hours of Sebring (1970).


Tony Pendragon sets an NHRA Funny Car quarter mile elapse time record of 4.779 seconds at Gainesville, Florida, USA (1999).

March 22
One-time CART CEO Andrew Craig born (1949).

March 23
Land Speed Record holder Craig Breedlove born (1937).

March 24
Off-road racer Roger Mears born (1947).

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Series History
Drivers Kenny Bernstein , Mario Andretti , Ayrton Senna , Fermin Velez , Gordon Johncock , Larry Perkins , Roger Mears , Nino Vaccarella