This Week in Racing History (April 30-May 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 30 Jim Hall drives a Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in the sports car race in Longview, Texas, USA (1960). May 1 John Surtees drives a Ferrari 312 to victory in the non-championship Syracuse...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

April 30
Jim Hall drives a Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in the sports car race in Longview, Texas, USA (1960).

May 1
John Surtees drives a Ferrari 312 to victory in the non-championship Syracuse Grand Prix in Italy (1966).

May 2
The Junor Car Club holds its first high-speed trials at Brooklands in England. Of the 48 entries, 22 win gold medals and 5 win silver medals (1925).

May 3
Nissan sports cars finish 1-2-4-5-6 in the Japanese Grand Prix on the Fuji circuit (1968).

May 4
Formula One racer John Watson born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (1946).

May 5
Al Holbert drives a Porsche 962 to victory in the IMSA Camel GT race at Laguna Seca, California, USA. Debut race for the Ford Mustang-Probe GTP racer, which did not finish (1985).

May 6
Derek Bell and Mike Hailwood drive a Gulf Mirage-Cosworth M6 to victory in the 1000km endurance race at Spa, Belgium (1973).

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