This Week in Racing History (June 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 23 Ralph DePalma sets a one mile world's record of 35.2 seconds in a Mercedes at Des Moines Speedway in Iowa, USA (1916). June 24 Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien drive a Ferrari 330 TR/LM to...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

June 23
Ralph DePalma sets a one mile world's record of 35.2 seconds in a Mercedes at Des Moines Speedway in Iowa, USA (1916).

June 24
Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien drive a Ferrari 330 TR/LM to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Second overall and first in the GT class is the Ferrari 250 GTO of Jean Guichet and Pierre Noblet (1962).

June 25
Tim Parnell, pig farmer, one-time BRM team Manager, and son of Reg Parnell, born in Derby, England (1932).

June 26
West Surrey Racing team manager Dick Bennetts born (1947).

June 27
AAA champion and Indy 500 winner Sam Hanks dies (1994).

June 28
Eduardo Lualdi drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Predappio-Caminate Hillclimb in Italy (1964).

June 29
A Fiat 803 wins the 340 mile race at Brescia, Italy. First European race won by a supercharged car (1923).

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Drivers Phil Hill , Ralph DePalma