This week in racing history (1997-06-15)

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker June 15 Sportscar racer Eje Elgh born (1953). 1976 F1 World Champion James Hunt dies of a heart attack in London at the age of 45 (1993). June 16 Jim Hurtubise, driving an Kuzma-Offy, wins the USAC ...

This Week in Racing History Mike Stucker

June 15
Sportscar racer Eje Elgh born (1953).


1976 F1 World Champion James Hunt dies of a heart attack in London at the age of 45 (1993).

June 16
Jim Hurtubise, driving an Kuzma-Offy, wins the USAC Champ Car race on the dirt at Langhorne, Pennsylvania (1960).

June 17
Selwyn Francis Edge drove a Napier continuously for 24 Hours at the Brooklands track in England. Track officially opened (1907).

June 18
Enzo Ferrari sell 50% of Ferrari to Gianni Agnelli of Fiat (1969).

June 19
Ettore Bugatti wins the 175km Padua-Vincenza-Thiene-Bassano-Treviso-Padua road race driving a twin-engined tricycle of his own design (1899).


Dragracer Shirley Muldowney born (1940).

June 20
Jochen Rindt and Masten Gregory drive a North American Racing Team Ferrari 250LM to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1965).

June 21
Sportcar racer Rob Dyson born (1946).


Piers Courage dies in accident during Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort (1970).


Ayrton Senna wins the USGP at Detroit. Last GP win for Lotus (1987).

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