This Week in Racing History (June 19-25)

By Michael Stucker, www.vintageRPM.com

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

June 19
Al Holbert, Hurley Haywood, and Vern Schuppan win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Rothmans Porsche 956. Porsche clinches the World Endurance Championship manufacturers title (1983).

June 20
Juan Manuel Fangio drives a Maserati 250F to victory in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps (1954).

Al Holbert
Al Holbert

Photo by: Kenneth Barton

June 21
Bobby Rahal drives a Porsche Carrera 6 to victory in the novice race at Moport, Ontario, Canada (1971).

June 22
Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin, one of the "Bentley Boys", dies in London, England (1933).

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

June 24
The Rheims 12 Hour race is won by Guy Ligier and Jo Schlesser in a Ford MkII (1967).

June 25
Gil de Ferran wins the CART Freightliner/GI Joe's 200 at Portland, Oregon, USA (2000).

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