This Week in Racing History (June 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 16 Ludivico Scarfiotti and Lorenzo Bandini drive a Ferrari 250P to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. First Le Mans victory for a mid-engined car (1963). June 17 Dick Johnson wins the ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

June 16
Ludivico Scarfiotti and Lorenzo Bandini drive a Ferrari 250P to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. First Le Mans victory for a mid-engined car (1963).

June 17
Dick Johnson wins the Australian Touring Car Champioship (1984).

June 18
Denis Clive Hulme, F1 and Can-Am champion, born in Nelson, New Zealand (1936).

June 19
Jim Roper drives a Lincoln to victory in the first NASCAR "Strictly Stock" car race. He had driven the car to the race in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, directly from the dealership in Great Bend, North Carolina (1949).

June 20
Leroy Goldstein runs the first NHRA "6-second" pass in a Funny Car when he covers the 1/4-mile in 6.92 seconds on Long Island, New York, USA (1970).

June 21
Peter Clark wins the Lulworth Hillclimb in Great Britain driving a Ferrari 250 GTO (1964).

June 22
Filming of staged racing sequences for the movie "Le Mans" begin (1970).

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