This Week in Racing History (March 31-April 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 31 George Marnell, in his NHRA Pro Stock Pontiac Firebird, makes the first pass on the dragstrip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (2000). April 1 Count Eliot Zborowski...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

March 31
George Marnell, in his NHRA Pro Stock Pontiac Firebird, makes the first pass on the dragstrip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (2000).

April 1
Count Eliot Zborowski killed in accident during La Turbie Hill-Climb at Nice, France (1903).

April 2
Tommy Milton drives the Durant Special to victory in a race at Beverly Hill, California, USA (1922).

April 3
NASCAR stockcar driver Buddy Baker retires from racing (1993).

April 4
Andre de Adamich and Henri Pescarolo drive an Alfa Romeo T33/3 to victory in the 1000 km sports car race at Brand Hatch, England (1971).

April 5
Jim Richards, driving a BMW M3, wins the Australian Touring Car Championship race at Lakeside, Queensland, Australia (1987).

April 6
Robbie Gordon wins the Slick-50 200 at Phoenix, Arizona, USA, for his first NASCAR Winston Cup victory (1995).

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Series History
Drivers Henri Pescarolo , Jim Richards , George Marnell , Buddy Baker