This Week in Racing History (April 26-May 2)

This Week in Racing History April 26 - Gus Hutchison born (1937). April 27 - Bob Bondurant, sportscar racer and racing school owner, born (1933). April 28 - Jeep Hampshire records first sub 8 second (7.97) quarter mile...

This Week in Racing History

April 26 - Gus Hutchison born (1937).

April 27 - Bob Bondurant, sportscar racer and racing school owner, born (1933).

April 28 - Jeep Hampshire records first sub 8 second (7.97) quarter mile run for a Chevy engined dragster (1963).

April 29 - Gary Brabham born (1961).

- Ferrari Dino 156 F2 debuts in the Naples GP with Luigi Musso at the wheel. He finished third (1957).

April 30 - NASCAR Winston Cup racer Michael Waltrip born (1963).

- Cameron Artsinger's last day as promoter at Watkins Glen (1970).

May 1 - Mal Curie takes over as promoter at Watkins Glen (1970).

May 2 - Buddy Baker wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Talladega, Alabama, USA (1976).

- Frank Lockhart drives Miller 91 to a single-seater speed record of 147 MPH on the board track near Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. The record will stand for 33 years. This track was the fastest and last major board track constructed (1927).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Bob Bondurant , Gary Brabham , Buddy Baker