This Week in Racing History (March 28-April 3)

This Week in Racing History March 28 - Clay Regazzoni wins the first F1 USGP West, in Long Beach, California, in a Ferrari 312T (1976). March 29 - Henry Seagrave drives his Sunbeam to a One- Mile Speed Record...

This Week in Racing History

March 28 - Clay Regazzoni wins the first F1 USGP West, in Long Beach, California, in a Ferrari 312T (1976).

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

- Sportscar racer Chip Robinson born (1954).

March 31 - Indycar racer Kevin Cogan born (1956).

- Ralph DePalma, America's first true superstar racer, dies (1956).

April 1 - Willy Mairesse wins the non-championship Brussels Grand Prix in a Ferrari Dino (1961).

- David Pearson wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Bobby Isaac is second. (1973).

- Harlan Fengler dies of natural causes (1981).

April 2 - Guy Moll drives a Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo to victory in the Grand Prix of Monoco (1934).

- Randy Ruhlman born (1958).

April 3 - Mario Andretti wins the USGP West at Long Beach, California. First victory by an Amercian in a US Grand Prix. First victory for the Lotus 78 "wing car" (1977).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1999

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Drivers Mario Andretti , Randy Ruhlman , Ralph DePalma , Chip Robinson , Kevin Cogan , Clay Regazzoni , David Pearson