This Week in Racing History (March 30-April 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker March 30 Graham Hill wins the Sussex Trophy Race at Goodwood, England, driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1964). March 31 Peter Townsend wins the P&O sponsored Formula Ford race at Oulton Park, England,...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

March 30
Graham Hill wins the Sussex Trophy Race at Goodwood, England, driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1964).

March 31
Peter Townsend wins the P&O sponsored Formula Ford race at Oulton Park, England, driving a Lola T644E (1984).

April 1
Triumph TR7 V8 homologated for rallying (1978).

April 2
Third generation NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the Direct TV 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, for his first Winston Cup victory. Fourth generation

NASCAR driver Adam Petty makes his Winston Cup debut (2000).

April 3
Ian Geoghegan drives a Ford Super Falcon to victory in the Australian Touring Car Championship race at Mount Panarama in Bathurst, Australia (1972).

April 4
Kenny Eggers, on a BSA, wins the 125-mile National Roadrace at Willow Springs, California, USA. First motorcycle event held at Willow Springs (1954).

April 5
Lee Petty, NASCAR great and founder of Petty Enterprises, dies in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, at the age of 86 (2000).

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Series Vintage
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Adam Petty , Graham Hill , Lee Petty