This Week in Racing History (June 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker 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 Tim...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

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
Tim Richmond scores his last NASCAR win, at Riverside, California, USA (1987).

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
Ralph de Palma drives a Mercedes to victory in a 150 mile race at Des Moines Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Eddie Rickenbacher wins the 50 mile event in a Maxwell (1916).

June 24
Juan Manuel Fangio, 5-time World Driving Champion, born in Mar del la Plata, Argentina (1911).

June 25
Emerson Fittipladi drives a Penske PC-18 to victory in the CART Budweiser/GI Joe's 200 at Portland, Oregon, USA (1989).

June 26
Odoardo Govoni drives a Maserati Tipo 60 "Birdcage" to victory in the Campo Dei Fiore hillclimb in Varese, Italy (1960).

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Series History
Drivers Juan Manuel Fangio , Derek Bell , James Hunt , Tim Richmond