This Week in Racing History (June 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 17 Ray Keech dies in a wreck during the AAA Championship race at Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA (1929). Jim Clark scores his first F1 Grand Prix win with a victory in the Belgian GP at Spa ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

June 17
Ray Keech dies in a wreck during the AAA Championship race at Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA (1929).


Jim Clark scores his first F1 Grand Prix win with a victory in the Belgian GP at Spa (1962).

June 18
The Nurburgring circuit is inaugurated in Germany (1927).


F1 and Can-Am champion Dennis Hulme born in Te Puke, New Zealand (1936).

June 19
Shirley Muldowney, 3-time NHRA Top Fuel champion and first woman to win a major racing championship, born (1940).


Myron Fohr, driving the Marchese Brothers Special, wins the first AAA Championship race on the 1-mile dirt oval at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1949).

June 21
Dick Johnson wins his first ATCC title when he drives his Ford Falcon to victory at Lakeside, Australia (1981).

June 22
James Hunt wins the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort. First GP win for Hunt and only GP win for Hesketh Racing (1975).

June 23
NASCAR stockcars run for the first time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in testing (1992).


Jim Roper, winner of the first NASCAR stockcar race, dies at age 83 in Newton, Kansas, USA (2000).

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series History
Drivers Shirley Muldowney , Jim Clark , Dick Johnson , James Hunt