This Week in Racing History (May 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 16 Ralph Hepburn dies when his Novi crashes during qualifying attempt for the Indy 500 (1948). May 17 Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to pass the Indy 500 rookie ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
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May 16
Ralph Hepburn dies when his Novi crashes during qualifying attempt for the Indy 500 (1948).

May 17
Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to pass the Indy 500 rookie test (1976).

May 18
Jochen Rindt drives an Ecurie Vienne Brabham BT10 to victory in the final of the London Trophy F2 race at Crystal Palace in London, England (1964).

May 19
The Simonize Lola team finishes 1-2 in the SCCA USRRC race at Bridgehampton, New York, USA, with Skip Scott leading home Chuck Parsons (1968).

May 20
Leo Kinnunen, driving the AAW Porsche 917/10, wins the Interserie event at Silverstone, England (1973).

May 21
Hermann Lang drives a Mercedes-Benz to victory in the Eifel race in Germany (1939).

May 22
Jody Scheckter wins the Monaco Grand Prix. The 100th victory for the Cosworth DFV engine (1977).

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Drivers Janet Guthrie , Jody Scheckter , Jochen Rindt