This Week in Racing History (February 21-27)

This Week in Racing History February 21 - Scott Lagasse born (1957). February 22 - Chuck Etchells defeats Ron Capps in the Funnycar finals of the Atsco Nationals at Firebird Raceway in Arizona, USA. First ...

This Week in Racing History

February 21 - Scott Lagasse born (1957).

February 22 - Chuck Etchells defeats Ron Capps in the Funnycar finals of the Atsco Nationals at Firebird Raceway in Arizona, USA. First all-Camaro Funnycar finals in NHRA history (1998).

February 24 - Dragracer Connie Kalitta born (1938).

- F1 World Champion Alain Prost born (1955).

- Malcolm Campbell drives his Napier-Campbell to a One-Mile Land Speed Record of 253.96 MPH (1932).

February 25 - Vincenzo Lancia dies of natural causes (1937).

- First design of a Matra racecar, an F3 car, appears on a drawing board for the first time. (1965).

February 27 - Bobby Ball dies of burns suffered more than a month earlier in a crash in a midget race at Gardenia, California, USA (1953).

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 Ron Capps , Chuck Etchells , Alain Prost , Scott Lagasse Jr. , Connie Kalitta