This Week in Racing History (March 27-April 2)

This Week in Racing History

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

March 27
Ferdinando Minoia and Giuseppe Morandi win the first Mille Miglia road race aboard an O.M. 665S (1927).

March 28
Driving a Colt-Ford, Al Unser Sr. wins the USAC Championship race on the paved oval at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1970).

March 29
Alfred Neubauer, manager of Mercedes' racing efforts in the '30s, '40s and '50s, born in Bohemia (1891).

March 30
Jo Siffert drives David Piper's 917K to victory in the Wills Embassy Trophy race at Thruxton, England (1970).

March 31
NASCAR team owner Richard Jackson born in Asheville, North Carolina, USA (1937).

April 1
The Lancia 037 Rally is homologated for Group B competition (1982).

April 2
Jochen Rindt, at the wheel of a Roy Winkelmann Racing Brabham BT23, wins the Pau Grand Prix F2 race in Pau, France (1967).

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Series Vintage
Drivers David Piper , Al Unser Sr. , Jochen Rindt
Tags al unser, history, lancia, mercedes, meubauer, mille miglia, richard jackson, rindt, siffert, usac