This week in racing history (April 27-May 3)
People in this week in racing history include: Christian Werner, Luigi Villoresi,Dick Johnson,Warren Johnson,Mike Nazaruk and Johnny Rutherford
This Week in Racing History
Christian Werner wins the Targa Florio. First win for a supercharged Mercedes (1924).
Luigi Villoresi, driving a Ferrari Tipo 340 Vignale, wins the Mille Miglia in Italy (1951).
Australian Touring Car legend Dick Johnson is born in Brisbane, Australia (1947).
Warren Johnson sets an NHRA Pro Stock speed record of 202.24 mph at Richmond, Virginia, USA (1999).
Mike Nazaruk is killed when his dirt track sprint car crashes at Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA (1955).
Johnny Rutherford, driving a Mclaren-Offenhauser, wins the USAC Indy car race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1976).
The Mercedes-Benz W194 "Gullwing" makes its race debut in the Mille Miglia (1952).
The ‘Jamais Contente’: Electric, lightning fast and Belgian - video
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall Of Fame Museum welcomes back turbine power