This Week in Racing History (June 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 1 Rudolph Caricciola, driving a Fanfir, finishes fourth in his first auto race, at Avus in Germany (1922). June 2 Future stockcar great Junior Johnson and his father are arrested for making...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

June 1
Rudolph Caricciola, driving a Fanfir, finishes fourth in his first auto race, at Avus in Germany (1922).

June 2
Future stockcar great Junior Johnson and his father are arrested for making moonshine whiskey (1956).

June 3
Mosport International raceway in Ontario, Canada, opens with club races (1961).

June 4
Mick Doohan, five-time 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Brisbane, Australia (1965).

June 5
Richard Tharp drives the "Blue Max" Mustang to the quickest Funny Car quarter-mile elapse time ever (6.37 seconds) while taking the Funny Car win at the NHRA Longhorn Nationals in Dallas, Texas, USA (1972).

June 6
Jack Brabham drives a Cooper-Climax to victory in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort (1960).

June 7
David Hobbs drives a Lola T70 to victory in the Guards Trophy Race at Mallory Park in England (1965).

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Series History
Drivers David Hobbs , Jack Brabham , Junior Johnson , Mick Doohan