This Week in Racing History

June25
Clay Wood, of NASCAR's famous Wood Brothers, born (1923).


Jimmy Florian wins the 100-lap feature race at Dayton Speedway to give Ford their first NASCAR Grand National (now Winston Cup) victory (1950).

June 26
Bobby Rahal wins the Labatt's Manitoba Challenge Formula Atlantic race (1986).

June 27
F1 racer Johnny Herbert born (1964).

June 28
Dragracer Tom McEwen nicknamed "The Mongoose" after defeating Don "The Snake" Prudhomme at Lions Dragstrip in California, USA (1964).

June 29
Mongini and Zach cover 1037 miles driving a Locomobile in winning the 24 hour race at the Hamline Avenue race track in the "Twin Cities" of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA (1907).

June 30
Alfredo "Dino" Ferrari, son of Enzo Ferrari, dies at the age of 24 from muscular dystrophy (1956).

July 1
Ayrton Senna enters and wins his first go-kart race (1973).

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