This Week in Racing History (June 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 15 Former F1 World Champion James Hunt dies of a heart attack at the age of 45 in his home in Wimbledon, England (1993). June 16 Henri Pescarola and Gerard Larrousse drive a...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

June 15
Former F1 World Champion James Hunt dies of a heart attack at the age of 45 in his home in Wimbledon, England (1993).

June 16
Henri Pescarola and Gerard Larrousse drive a Matra 670B to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1974).

June 17
George Follmer drives an AMC Javelin to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1972).

June 18
Helio Castroneves wins his first CART Champ Car race, the Tenneco Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, USA (2001).

June 19
First production Ferrari 250 GTO is sold to Luigi Chenetti (1962).

June 20
Gil de Ferran wins the CART Budweiser/GI Joe's 200 at Portland International Raceway in Portland, Oregon, USA (1999).

June 21
Lloyd Shaw puts a Jaguar on the pole for the NASCAR stock car race at Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA (1953).

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