This Week in Racing History (June 12-18)

By Michael Stucker, www.vintageRPM.com

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

June 12
A Fiat 8V Zagato scores its first race victory when Ovidio Capelli takes a class win in the Giro dell'Umbria (1952).

June 13
Stockcar racer Cale Yarborough races a Chevrolet Camaro at Le Mans. His race only lasts 52 minutes and 54 seconds as he crashes into a guardrail after the Camaro's brakes fail (1981).

Start of The 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1971
Start of The 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1971

June 14
Bernd Rosemeyer drives an Auto Union to victory in the Eifel Race on the Nurburgring in Germany (1936).

June 15
Steve McQueen's movie "Le Mans" opens in theaters in the United States (1971).

June 16
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is won by Ludovico Scarfiatti and Lorenzo Bandini driving a Ferrari 250P (1963).

June 17
Jody Scheckter drives a Chevrolet-powered Lola T330 to victory in the SCCA L&M Continental F5000 feature race at Watkins Glen, New York (1973).

June 18
The Trophee d'Auvergne sports car race at Clermont-Ferrand, France, is won by Paul Hawkins in a Ford GT40 (1967).

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Series History
Drivers Jody Scheckter , Cale Yarborough
Tags capelli, ford gt, le mans, rosemeyer, scheckter