This Week in Racing History (April 1-7)

Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

April 1
Mario Andretti and Bruce McLaren drive a Ford GT40 MkIV to victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race (1967).

1967 Ford GT-40 Mk4
1967 Ford GT-40 Mk4

Photo by: John Francis

April 2
Hermann Lang drives a Mercedes W154 to victory in the Grand Prix in Pau, France (1939).

April 3
Dan Gurney wins the USAC Golden Gate 150 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, California, USA, driving his Ford-powered Olsonite Eagle (1970).

April 4
Tommy Milton sets a International Class D speed record by driving a Miller 183 to a speed of 151.26 mph on the Muroc Dry Lake (1924).

April 5
The USAC Road Racing Championship race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, is won by Roberto Mieres and Antonio von Dory in a Porsche 718RS (1959).

April 6
Rusty Wallace wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Bristol, Tennessee, USA, for his first Cup victory (1986).

April 7
Alfonso de Portago wins the Coupe de Vitesse at Montlhery, France, driving a Ferrari 250 GT (1957).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Dan Gurney , Mario Andretti , Bruce McLaren
Tags andretti, ferrari, ford, gurney, lang, milton, sebring, wallace.porsche