THIS DAY IN MOTORSPORTS
FOR
MARCH 6th



ONE DAY
BACK TO MAIN CALENDAR PAGE
ONE DAY

MARCH 6

1909
Bill Schindler... Born ... East Coast midget, sprint and Indy car driver.
____________________
1927
Frank Lockhart sets a one-lap record at the Culver City, California, high banked 1.25 mile board track of 144.2 mph driving a 91 cubic inch displacement Miller with supercharger and intercooler. This was the first intercooled, supercharger in an automobile. Leon Duray won the race.
____________________
1936
Eddie Hill ... Born ... American drag racer. He was inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2002. He was ranked 14th on NHRA's Top 50 drivers in 2001. He was inducted in the NHRA Drag Racing Hall of Fame in 1978, and the Texas Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. In 2000, he was inducted in the Don Garlit's International Drag Racing Hall of Fame.
____________________


1938
Smokey Snellbaker... Born ... Central Pennsylvania sprint car driver.
____________________
1952
Marshall Teague drove his Hudson Hornet to victory in the 100 mile NASCAR Grand National race on the 1/2 mile dirt Speedway Park oval in Jacksonville, Florida. Teammate Herb Thomas was second, giving the Teaguemobile Hudsons their second straight 1-2 sweep. It was Teague's 7th and last career GN win as he soon left for the AAA circuit.
____________________
1955
Lee Petty won the 100 mile NASCAR GN race on the 1/2 mile dirt Oglethorpe Speedway at Savannah, Georgia in his Chrysler New Yorker. Former IMCA champ Don White of Keokuk, Iowa finished 4 laps down in second. White lost the 4 laps on a mid-race pit stop.
Joe Garson won the AAA Midget race at the Kearny Bowl, Fresno, CA.
____________________
1960
Parnelli Jones won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Imperial Mid-Winter Fair, Imperial, CA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Arkie Moore won the CJA Hot Rod race at the Gardena Stadium, Gardena, CA. ( Click here for the race report. )
____________________
1963
Chuck Rodee won the 40 lap USAC Midget race at the Golden Gate Speedway, Tampa, FL.
____________________


1965
Jules Goux... Died ... AAA driver from 1913 to 1923. He was a Grand Prix racing champion and the first Frenchman to win the Indianapolis 500 (1913) , as well as the first European to do so.
____________________
1970
Larry Dickson won the 40 lap USAC Sprint Car race at the Miami-Hollywood Speedway, Hollywood, FL.
____________________
1971
Mario Andretti in his Ferrari took top honors and set fastest lap of the race in Kyalami, South Africa . Jackie Stewart sat on pole and finished second in his Tyrrell with Clay Regazzoni coming in third with the other Ferrari. This was Andretti's first win in F1.
____________________
1977
A.J. Foyt won the 200 mile Indy Car race on the 2.5 mile Ontario Motor Speedway. Foyt averaged 154.073 mph in his Foyt/Coyote. The Indy Car opener saw new cars, the new Cosworth engine and new USAC rules requiring a pop-off valve for qualifying runs. Powered by one of the new Cosworth motors, Johnny Rutherford put his McLaren on the pole at 197.36 mph, a full second and 4 mph faster than 2nd fast Tom Sneva in Roger Penske's McLaren-Cosworth. Alan Jones qualified the Theodore Racing McLaren, but uncomfortable, was replaced by Steve Krisiloff for the race.
____________________


1981
Allen Heath... Died ... West Coast open cockpit driver who raced for years, despite losing a hand in a racing accident.
____________________
1987
Dave Bradway Jr won the World of Outlaws Sprint Car race at the Silver Dollar Speedway , Chico, CA. ( Click here for the race report. )
____________________
1988
Neil Bonnett wins the Goodwrench 500 over Lake Speed at the North Carolina Speedway , Rockingham, NC.
____________________


1994
Ernie Irvan wins the Pontiac 400 over Rusty Wallace at the Richmond International Raceway , Richmond, VA.
____________________
2011
Carl Edwards won the Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway , Las Vegas, NV. ( Click here for the race results. )
____________________


Google
 


To report wrong information, click here to send E-Mail to webmaster@wheelsofspeed.com

Back to the Wheels of Speed home page
This site created and maintained by John & Mike Calla (Webmasters wheelsofspeed.com) and best viewed at 1024 x 768 resolution.