This Week in Racing History (June 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 18 Klaus Ludwig, Paolo Barilla, and "John Winter" drive a Joest Porsche 956 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1985). June 19 Kevin Schwantz, 1993 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion,...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

June 18
Klaus Ludwig, Paolo Barilla, and "John Winter" drive a Joest Porsche 956 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1985).

June 19
Kevin Schwantz, 1993 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Paige, Texas, USA (1964).

June 20
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is won by Masten Gregory and Jochen Rindt driving a NART Ferrari 250LM (1965).

June 21
Ayrton Senna, driving a Lotus-Honda 99T, wins his second straight United States Grand Prix on the streets of Detroit, Michigan. Last GP win for Lotus (1987).

June 22
John Surtees leaves Ferrari (1966).

June 23
Virginia (USA) Alcohalic Beverage Control Board investigator Hollingsworth McMillon makes his NASCAR Grand National race debut (1962).

June 24
Peter Walker and Peter Whitehead give Jaguar their first victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1951).

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Series History
Drivers Kevin Schwantz , Klaus Ludwig , Ayrton Senna , John Winter , John Surtees , Paolo Barilla , Jochen Rindt