This week in racing history (June 15-21)

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People in this week in racing history include: Tazio Nuvolari, Maurice Carter, Jim Clark, Eugene Chaboud, Jean Tremoulet, Walt Hansgen, Jackie Ickx, Derek Bell, and Lloyd Shaw.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

June 15
Tazio Nuvolari, driving the Alfa Romeo Bimotore, sets several new Class B speed records on the Lucca-Firenze Autostrada in Italy (1935).

June 16
Maurice Carter, driving a Chevrolet Camaro, wins the SCCA Trans Am race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1973).

June 17
Jim Clark drives a Climax-powered Lotus 25 to his first Grand Prix victory, the Belgian GP at Spa-Francorchamps (1962).

June 18
Delahayes finish 1-2 in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Eugene Chaboud and Jean Tremoulet finishing ahead of Gaston Serraud and Yves Giraud Cabantous (1938).

June 19
Walt Hansgen drives a Maserati Tipo 61 to victory in the SCCA "Modified" sports car regional race at Roosevelt Field in Westbury, New York, USA (1960).

June 20
Rothmans sponsored Porsche 956s finish 1-2-3 in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Jackie Ickx and Derek Bell drive the winning car. First overall race victory for the 956 (1982).

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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Tags derek bell, eugene chaboud, history, jackie ickx, jean tremoulet, jim clark, lloyd shaw, maurice carter, tazio nuvolari, walt hansgen

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