This Week in Racing History (April 11-17)

This Week in Racing History April 11 - Pete Lovely born (1926). April 12 - Rudy van der Straaten dies of natural causes (1992). April 13 - Daniel Sexton Gurney born in Port Jefferson, New York, USA (1931). April 14 -...

This Week in Racing History

April 11 - Pete Lovely born (1926).

April 12 - Rudy van der Straaten dies of natural causes (1992).

April 13 - Daniel Sexton Gurney born in Port Jefferson, New York, USA (1931).

April 14 - Dan Drinan born (1960).

- Matra announces $1.2 million loan from French government to develop a 3-liter racing engine for use in Formula One and prototype sportscar racing (1967).

April 15 - Displeased with NASCAR rule changes, Ford pulls out of Grand National competition (1966).

April 16 - Frank Williams born (1942).

April 17 - Tony Glover born (1957).

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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Series Vintage
Drivers Dan Drinan , Frank Williams , Pete Lovely
Teams Williams