March 1
Will Power, the 2006 Champ Car "Rookie of the Year", born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia (1981)

Jody Scheckter drives a Ford-powered Tyrrell 007 to victory in the South African Grand Prix. (1975)

March 2
Gilles Villeneuve wins the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami in a Ferrari 312T4. (1979)

March 3
Jimmy Vasser drives his Reynard-Honda to victory in the CART race in Homestead, Florida, USA. First CART win for Vasser and first CART race at Homestead. (1996)

March 4
Jim Clark, who dominated Formula One racing in the mid-1960s and won two F1 world championships, is born in Scotland. (1936)

Louise Smith, the first woman inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, died at the age of 89. (2006)

Formula car designer Harvey Postlethwaite born. (1944)

March 5
Canada's Jacques Villeneuve wins the CART "Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami Presented by Toyota" at Bicentennial Park, Miami, Florida, USA. (1995)

March 6
Bob Akin, successful business executive, journalist, television commentator and champion sports car racing driver, born in North Tarrytown, New York, USA. (1936)

Jimmy Stewart
Former Formula One driver and the elder brother of three-time World Driving Champion Jackie Stewart, born in Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. (1931)

March 7
Janet Guthrie, the first woman to compete in the "Indianapolis 500" and "Daytona 500", is born in Iowa City, Iowa. (1938)

March 8
Tony Pedregon, 2-time NHRA "Mello Yello Drag Racing Series" Funny Car Champion, born in Torrance, California, USA. (1965) 

Jeff Lapcevich, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series driver, born on this day. (1970)

March 9
Brian Redman, former Formula One driver, won the SCCA/USAC Formula 5000 Championship three times in a row from 1974 to 1976, born in Lancashire, England. (1937)

Teo Fabi, former Formula One and Indycar driver, born in Milan, Italy (1955)

March 10
At the Australian Grand Prix, Jacques Villeneuve becomes the fourth driver to start on pole in their F1 debut, but finishes second to his Williams teammate, Damon Hill. (1996)

Matt Kenseth, the 2003 NASCAR "Winston Cup Series" Champion, born in Cambridge, Wisconsin, USA. (1972)

March 11
Eddie Lawson, 4-time 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Upland, California, USA. (1958)

March 12
John Andretti, winner in CART, IMSA GTP, Rolex Sports Car Series, and NASCAR, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. (1963)

Casey Mears, the 2007 NASCAR "Coca-Cola 600" & 2006 "24 Hours of Daytona" overall co-winner, born in Bakersfield, California, USA. (1978)

March 13
Marco Andretti, Indycar driver and third generation of the famous Andretti racing family, born in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, USA. (1987)

Robert Wickens, the 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Champion, currently part of the revitalized Mercedes-Benz Junior Team, born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. (1989)

March 14
Bobby Unser drives a Drake-Offenhauser powered Eagle to victory in the USAC Championship race at Phoenix, Arizona, USA. (1976)

Lee Petty, an early star of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and the patriarch of a racing dynasty that includes his son, NASCAR legend Richard "The King" Petty, born in Randleman, North Carolina, USA. (1914)

March 15
Michael Andretti of Newman/Haas Racing edged Greg Moore  of Maple Ridge, BC by .075 seconds to win the CART "Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami Presented by Toyota" at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida, USA. (1998)

March 16
Dale Earnhardt wins the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Rusty Wallace, in his first Winston Cup start, finishes second. (1980)

March 17
Wally Booth drives his AMC Hornet to victory over Jack Roush's Mustang in the Gatornationals Pro Stock finals. First NHRA Pro Stock win for AMC. (1974)

March 18
Dizzy’ Dean Murray founder of Wheel Spin News died suddenly after a fall at his Kleinburg, Ontario home. He was 71. (2008)

March 19
Frank Biela, Tom Kristensen, and Emanuele Pirro lead an Audi R8 1-2 finish in the ALMS 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race. (2000)

March 20
Michael Andretti wins the Australian CART Indy Car race driving a Reynard. Andretti's first race after leaving F1. First Indy Car race for Reynard. (1994)

In Canadian History:

Scott Fraser of Shubenacadie, NS,

stock car driver and builder of top-quality race cars at the Scott Fraser Racing Shop, lost his life at just 33 years of age in a tragic snowmobile accident. (2004)

In 1999 he was named Nova Scotia Male Athlete of the Year. He was inducted to the Maritime Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2006, the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2007, and the Colchester Sport Heritage Hall of Fame in 2010.

March 21
Former three-time Formula One world champion, the late Ayrton Senna, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (1960) 

March 22
Peter Revson, winner of the 1973 "Canadian Grand Prix", dies in Formula one testing crash at Kyalami, South Africa. (1974)

March 23
Craig Breedlove, the first person to reach land speeds of 400 mph, 500 mph and 600 mph in a jet-powered vehicle, is born. (1937)

March 24
Buddy Baker drives a Dodge Charger Daytona to a new World Closed Course Speed Record of 200.447 mph at Talladega International Speedway, in Talladega, Alabama, USA. (1970)

Boris "Bob" Said, the father of Boris Said III, a current NASCAR driver and road course ringer, died in Seattle, Washington, USA. (2002
Said was the first American to win a road race in Europe after World War II, the 1953 Rouen Grand Prix. He participated in the first Formula One United States Grand Prix at Sebring on December 12, 1959. Said was also a bobsled racer, competing in the Olympics twice, 1968 in Grenoble and in 1972 at Sapporo, Japan achieving a best result of tenth.

Scott Pruett, 5-time "24 Hours of Daytona" winner, born in Roseville, California, USA. (1960)

March 25
E.R. "Eddie" Hall, drives a 746 cc MG Midget to victory in the first auto race run at Donington Park in England. (1933)

March 26
Bob McLean, 1965 Canadian Driving Champion, died at Sebring International Raceway. (1966)

Max Papis, wins the "Marlboro Miami Grand Prix" for his first CART Champ Car victory. (2000)

March 27
David Coulthard, former Formula One driver, born in Scotland. (1971)

March 28
Maurice (Mo) Carter, 1971 & 1972 "Canadian Driver of the Year", and Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame member, passed away peacefully at his home, September Springs Ranch, Pincher Creek, AB at 80 years. (2002)  

The Coliseum Motordrome in Los Angeles, California, USA, opens with Jake De Rosier of Canada setting four motorcycle world records. (1909)

March 29
Stirling Moss wins the Lavant Cup for Voiturette cars at Goodwood, England. (1951)

Gary Brabham, son of three time World Formula One Champion Sir Jack Brabham, born in Wimbledon, London, England. (1961)

March 30 
Eddie Jordan, the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which operated from 1991 to 2005, born in Dublin, Ireland. (1948)

March 31
Jon Beekhuis, former Indycar driver and current Indycar series broadcaster, born in Zurich, Switzerland. (1960)

Kevin Cogan, former Formula One and Indycar driver, born in Culver City, California, USA. (1956)

Ralph DePalma, former Indy 500 & Vanderbilt Cup winner, died at his home in South Pasadena, California, USA, (1956)

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