This Week in Racing History (March 10-16)

People in this week in racing history include: Barry Sheene, Henry Seagrave, Jeff Gordon, Phil Walters, Mike Hawthorn, Lee Petty, Ayrton Senna and the Granatelli turbine-powered Indy car.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

March 10
Two-time 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion Barry Sheene dies from cancer at age 52 (2003).

Formula One area: Ayrton Senna display
Formula One area: Ayrton Senna display

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

March 11
Henry Seagrave, driving the Napier Lion powered Golden Arrow, sets a new 1-mile land speed record of 231.446 MPH on the sand at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1929).

March 12
Jeff Gordon wins the NASCAR Winston Cup Purolator 500 at Atlanta, Georgia, USA (1995).

March 13
Phil Walters and Mike Hawthorn drive the Briggs Cunningham entered Jaguar D-Type to victory in the 12-Hours of Sebring in Sebring, Florida, USA (1955).

March 14
Lee Petty, stock car racer and father of Richard Petty, is born (1914).

March 15
Ayrton Senna wins his first Formula Ford race, at Brands Hatch, England (1981).

March 16
The Granatelli turbine-powered Indy car is unveiled to the press (1967).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Richard Petty , Ayrton Senna , Eric Gilbert , Lee Petty
Article type Special feature
Tags gordon, granatelli, hawthorn, history, petty, seagrave, senna, sheene, walters