This Week in Racing History (June 24-30)

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By Michael Stucker: These events happened this week in racing history.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

June 24
Henri Pescarolo and Gerard Larrousse drive a Matra M670 to victory in the 1000 kilometer sports car race on the Osterreichring in Austria (1973).

Carroll Shelby
Carroll Shelby

Photo by: Bob Heathcote

June 25
Nanni Galli wins the Monte Pellegrino hill-climb in Sicily driving an Alfa Romeo T33 (1967).

June 26
Carroll Selby drives a Chevrolet-powered Scarab Mk2 to victory in the USAC sports car race at Continental Divide Raceway in Castle Rock, Colorado, USA (1960).

June 27
Ferenc Szisz drives a Renault to victory in the first Grand Prix, held on public roads around Le Mans, France (1906).

June 28
Jo Siffert drives a BMW 270 to victory in the F2 Grand Prix de Rouen in France (1970).

June 29
Walter Baumer, co-winner of the 1940 Mille Miglia, dies in a road accident (1941).

June 30
Luigi Fagioli wins the Penya-Rhin Grand Prix in Barcelona, Spain, driving a Mercedes-Benz W25 (1935).

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Tags alfa, baumer, bmw, chevrolet, fagioli, galli, le mans, matra, mercedes, pescarolo.larrouse, renault, scarab, shelby, siffert, stucker, szisz

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