This Week in Racing History (May 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 2 John Foulston and Les Cocks drive a Lola T530 to victory in the Thundersports race at Snetterton, England (1982). May 3 Nigel Mansell drives a Williams-Honda FW11B to victory in the San ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

May 2
John Foulston and Les Cocks drive a Lola T530 to victory in the Thundersports race at Snetterton, England (1982).

May 3
Nigel Mansell drives a Williams-Honda FW11B to victory in the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, Italy (1987).

May 4
Umberto Masetti, two-time 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Parma , Italy (1926).

May 5
First La Carrera Panamerica road race begins. Five days later, the event in won by Herschel McGriff in an Oldsmobile (1950).

May 6
Ferrari scores their first European Manufacturers' Championship victory when the 250 GTO of Pietro Ferraro and Georgio Scarlatti finish first in class (fourth overall) in the Targa Florio in Sicily (1962).

May 7
Junior Johnson scores his first NASCAR stockcar victory when he wins the race at Hickory, North Carolina, USA (1955).

May 8
The Maseratti Tipo 60 "Birdcage" prototype leaves the factory for testing (1959).

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Series History
Drivers Nigel Mansell , Junior Johnson
Teams Williams