This Week In Racing History (April 17-23)

This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

April 17
Len Wood, of NASCAR's Wood Brothers Racing team, born (1956).

Len Wood
Len Wood

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

April 18
Audrey Zavodski wins the inaugural Women's Global GT Series race, run at Road Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia, USA. Kiki Wolfkill is second with eventual inaugural series champion Cindi Lux third (1999).

April 19
John Cannon drives a Chevrolet-powered McLaren M10B to victory in the SCCA Continental F5000 Championship race at Riverside, California, USA (1970).

April 20
Arturo Merzario and Jacques Lafitte drive an Alfa Romeo T33/TT/12 to victory in the 1000K race at Monza, Italy (1975).

April 21
Bobby Unser, driving an Eagle-Offenhauser, wins the USAC Championship race in Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1968).

April 22
Luigi Fagioli wins the Monaco Grand Prix at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz (1935).

April 23
Jochen Rindt, driving a Roy Winkelmann Racing Brabham BT23, wins the Eifelrennen F2 race on the Südschleife of the Nurburgring in West Germany (1967).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Bobby Unser , Eric Gilbert , Arturo Merzario , Cindi Lux , Jochen Rindt
Teams Wood Brothers Racing
Tags alfa romeo, brabhamm nurbirgring, f5000 john cannon, fagioli, lafitte, mercedes, merzario, monaco, monza, rindit, road atlanta, trenton, unser, wood brothers, zavodski