This Week in Racing History (June 10-16)

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Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

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June 10
Dennis Firestone wins the Formula Super Vee race on the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis Wisconsin, USA, driving a March 79V (1979).

LM P1 podium: winners Seiji Ara, Rinaldo Capello, Tom Kristensen, with Jamie Davies, Johnny Herbert, Guy Smith, and JJ Lehto, Emanuele Pirro, Marco Werner
LM P1 podium: winners Seiji Ara, Rinaldo Capello, Tom Kristensen, with Jamie Davies, Johnny Herbert, Guy Smith, and JJ Lehto, Emanuele Pirro, Marco Werner

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

June 11
Henri Pescarolo and Graham Hill win the 24 Hours of Le Mans driving a Matra M670. Jo Bonnier is killed when his Lola crashes in the early morning (1972).

June 12
George Follmer drives a Porsche 934 to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Portland, Oregon, USA (1977).

June 13
Audi R8s finish 1-2-3 in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen, and Seiji Ara drive the winning Team Goh entry (2004).

June 14
Earl Howe and Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin drive an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1931).

June 15
Bobby Unser drives an Eagle powered by a Drake-Offenhauser engine to victory in the USAC Championship race at Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA (1969).

June 16
Frank Mundy, driving a Studebaker Starlight Coupe, wins the 100-mile NASCAR Strictly Stock race at Columbia, South Carolina, USA. First NASCAR win for Mundy. First NASCAR race run under the lights as the race started in the late afternoon but ended in darkness (1951).

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