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).

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