This Week in Racing History (March 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 3 Jimmy Vasser drives his Reynard-Honda to victory in the CART race in Homestead, Florida, USA. First CART win for Vasser and first CART race at Homestead (1996). March 4 Ferrari 250P ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

March 3
Jimmy Vasser drives his Reynard-Honda to victory in the CART race in Homestead, Florida, USA. First CART win for Vasser and first CART race at Homestead (1996).

March 4
Ferrari 250P introduced to the press (1963).

March 5
Tommy Milton drives the Miller powered Durant Special to victory in a 250-mile race at Beverly Hills, California, USA (1922).

March 6
1994 USAC F2000 champion Clay Collier born (1975).

March 7
Porsche 944 Turbo debuts at Geneva Salon del'Automobile (1985).

March 8 Don Garlits sets an AHRA world record 1/4 mile elapse time of 6.57 seconds at Lions Drag Strip in Long Beach, California, USA, in his Swamprat 13 dragster. Later, in the final round won by Richard Tharp, Garlits' clutch explodes, cutting the car in half and cutting off part of his right foot. The accident causes Garlits to design the first successful rear-engined Top Fuel dragster (1970).

March 9
David Pearson drives a Holman-Moody Ford Torino to a NASCAR Grand National win at Rockingham, North Carolina, USA (1969).

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Drivers Jimmy Vasser , Don Garlits , David Pearson