This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

June 12
Andrew Gilbert-Scott drives a Lola T642 to victory in the RAC FF1600 race at Snetterton, England (1983).

June 13
Giuseppi Compari, driving an Alfa Romeo, wins the first Circuito di Mugello in Italy (1920).

June 14
The first Kaiserpreis for touring-based cars is held on the Taunus circuit in Germany (1907).

June 15
Michele Alboreto, Stefan Johanson, and Tom Kristianson drive a Porsche WSC95 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1997).

June 16
Don Garlits wins the Top Fuel Finals at the fourth annual NHRA Spring Nationals drag races at Englishtown, New Jersey, USA. Rico Paris wins the Top Gas catagory and Jack Ditmars drives an Opel Funny Car to the AA/FA win. Ronnie Sox wins Super Stock Eliminator (1968).

June 17
The Audi R8 of Frank Biela, Tom Kristianson, and Emanuele Pirro wins the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Corvette C5Rs finish 1-2 in the GTS class with the Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell/Scott Pruett car beating the Andy Pilgrim/Frank Freon/Kelly Collins car (2001).

June 18
Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Penske PC-18 to victory in the CART Valvoline Detroit Grand Prix (1989).