This Week in Racing History (June 4-10)

This Week in Racing History June 4 Barry Dodson born (1953). June 5 Umberto Maglioli, who gave Porsche their first overall Targa Florio win, born in Biello, Italy (1928). Jim Clark starts his first Grand Prix, the Dutch, at Zandvoort...

This Week in Racing History

June 4

Barry Dodson born (1953).

June 5

Umberto Maglioli, who gave Porsche their first overall Targa Florio win, born in Biello, Italy (1928).

Jim Clark starts his first Grand Prix, the Dutch, at Zandvoort (1960).

June 6

Scott Pruett garners his first CART Indycar pole, at Detroit, Michigan, USA (1996).

The first sub-7 second 1/4 mile run by a NMCA Pro-Street street legal car. Bob Rieger runs 6.976 seconds at 196.89 mph in a Pontiac Firebird at Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1998).

June 8

Art Bisch wins the USAC Championship race at Milwaukee, Wiscinsin, USA (1958).

June 10

Five cars begin the Paris-Peking road race in Peking, China. It will take two months for the competitors to reach Paris (1907).

Copyright 2000 Michael J. Stucker

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