This Week in Racing History (February 27-March 5)

This Week in Racing History (February 27-March 5)

*This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

February 27
Dario Resta, driving a Peugeot EX3, wins the American Grand Prize race through the streets of San Francisco, California (1915).

February 28
Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby drive a Ford GT40 to victory in the 2000 kilometer World Prototype Championship race at Daytona, Florida, USA (1965).

March 1
Jody Scheckter drives a Tyrrell-Ford to victory in the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami (1975).

March 2
Michael Andretti drives a Swift-Ford to victory in the CART Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead, Florida, USA. First CART win for Swift in their first CART race (1997).

March 3
Future Indianapolis car racer Joe Leonard wins the Daytona 200 motorcycle race on the beach at Daytona, Florida, USA (1957).

March 4
Jim Clark, two-time F1 World Driving Champion, born in Kilmany, Fife, Scotland (1936).

March 5
Rally champion Erik Carlsson born in Trollhattan, Sweden (1929).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Michael Andretti , Jim Clark , Ken Miles , Joe Leonard , Lloyd Ruby , Jody Scheckter
Tags daytona, indy, openwheel