This Week in Racing History (April 22-28)

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This Week in Racing History (April 22-28)
Apr 23, 2007, 4:46 AM

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 22 Gigi Villoresi drives a Maseratti 4CL to victory in the first post-WWII Grand Prix, in Nice, France (1946). April 23 The FIA rules that the Lotus 88 "twin chassis" F1 car is ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

April 22
Gigi Villoresi drives a Maseratti 4CL to victory in the first post-WWII Grand Prix, in Nice, France (1946).

April 23
The FIA rules that the Lotus 88 "twin chassis" F1 car is illegal, though the rules did not exclude it (1981).

April 24
Vitorrio Brambilla and Jean-Pierre Jarier drive an Alfa Romeo T33/SC/12 to victory in the 1000K World Sportscar Championship race at Monza, Italy (1977).

April 25
Ted Field and Bill Whittington drive a Lola T600 to victory in the 6-hour IMSA race at Riverside, California, USA (1982).

April 26
Glen Seton wins the ATCC race at Wanneroo, Western Australia, driving a Nissan Skyline (1987).

April 27
Pat Hennen, the first American to win an internatonal Grand Prix motorcycle race and the first man to run a sub-20 minute lap in the Isle of Man TT, is born in Phoenix, Arizon, USA (1953).

April 28
John Godfrey Parry-Thomas drives his Thomas Special to a one-mile speed record of 170.624 mph (1926).

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Drivers Jean-Pierre Jarier , Bill Whittington , Ted Field
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