This Week in Racing History (June 25-July 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker June 25 C.J. "Pappy" Hart, the first man to own a commercial drag strip, dies at the age 93 in Placentia, California, USA (2004). June 26 Four-time 250cc Motorcycle World Champion Max Biaggi is born...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

June 25
C.J. "Pappy" Hart, the first man to own a commercial drag strip, dies at the age 93 in Placentia, California, USA (2004).

June 26
Four-time 250cc Motorcycle World Champion Max Biaggi is born in Rome, Italy (1971).

June 27
Pedro Rodriguez and Richard Attwood drive a Gulf Porsche 917 to victory in the 1000km race on the Osterreichring in Austra (1971).

June 28
John Force beats Ed "The Ace" McCulloch in the final round at Montreal, Canada's, le Grandnational for his first NHRA Funny Car win (1987).

June 29
Odoardo Govoni drives a Maserati Tipo 60 to victory in the Predappio Rocca Della Caminate in Forti, Italy (1960).

June 30
Carlo Abate drives a Ferrari testa Rossa to victory in the 130-mile sportscar race at Reims, France (1963).


July 1
Ronnie Peterson wins the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard in a John Player Special Lotus 72 (1973).

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Series History
Drivers John Force , Max Biaggi , Pedro Rodriguez , Richard Attwood , Ronnie Peterson