This week in racing history (April 27-May 3)

People in this week in racing history include: Christian Werner, Luigi Villoresi,Dick Johnson,Warren Johnson,Mike Nazaruk and Johnny Rutherford

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

April 27
Christian Werner wins the Targa Florio. First win for a supercharged Mercedes (1924).

April 28
Luigi Villoresi, driving a Ferrari Tipo 340 Vignale, wins the Mille Miglia in Italy (1951).

April 29
Australian Touring Car legend Dick Johnson is born in Brisbane, Australia (1947).

April 30
Warren Johnson sets an NHRA Pro Stock speed record of 202.24 mph at Richmond, Virginia, USA (1999).

May 1
Mike Nazaruk is killed when his dirt track sprint car crashes at Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA (1955).

May 2
Johnny Rutherford, driving a Mclaren-Offenhauser, wins the USAC Indy car race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1976).

May 3
The Mercedes-Benz W194 "Gullwing" makes its race debut in the Mille Miglia (1952).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Warren Johnson , Dick Johnson , Johnny Rutherford
Article type Special feature
Tags christian werner, dick johnson, history, johnny rutherford, luigi villoresi, mike nazaruk, warren johnson