This Week in Racing History (June 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael J. Stucker June 3 1951 Indy 500 winner Lee Wallard is severly burned during a sprintcar event in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. Although he survives, he will never again compete in an Indy 500 (1951). June ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael J. Stucker

June 3
1951 Indy 500 winner Lee Wallard is severly burned during a sprintcar event in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. Although he survives, he will never again compete in an Indy 500 (1951).

June 4
Off-road racer Ivan "The Iron Man" Stewart born (1945).

June 5
While construction was still going on, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway holds its first competition, a balloon race (1909).

June 6
Future Australian Touring Car star Dick Johnson marries Julianne Walker (1970).

June 7
Principle photography for the movie "Le Mans" begins (1970).

June 8
Johnny McDowell dies in National Championship event qualifying accident at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (1952).

June 9
The last Triumph auto leaves the factory (1984).

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