This Week in Racing History (March 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 24 Tony Trimmer drives a McLaren M23 to victory in the Gold Cup race at Oulton Park, England (1978). March 25 Wilhelm Werner drives a Mercedes to victory in a 244 mile race from Nice to...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

March 24
Tony Trimmer drives a McLaren M23 to victory in the Gold Cup race at Oulton Park, England (1978).

March 25
Wilhelm Werner drives a Mercedes to victory in a 244 mile race from Nice to Aix, Senas, Salon, and back to Nice at an average speed of 36.1 mph during the Nice, France, "Week of Speed" (1901).

March 26
Max Papis wins the Marlboro Miami Grand Prix for his first CART Champ Car victory (2000).

March 27
Jim Hurtubise wins the 500 mile NASCAR race at Atlanta, Georgia, in a Plymouth Belvedere (1966).

March 28
Clay Regazzoni wins the first USGP West at Long Beach, California (1976).

March 29
Henry Seagrave drives his Sunbeam to a One-Mile Speed Record of 203.790 mph (1927).

March 30
Lucien Bianchi dies in accident during pre-race practice for Le Mans (1969).

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Drivers Max Papis , Lucien Bianchi , Clay Regazzoni