This Week in Racing History (May 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 2 Driver Henri Toivonen and codriver Sergio Cresta are killed when their Lancia Delta S4 Group B rally car crashes into a tree and bursts into flame during the Tour de Corse...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

May 2
Driver Henri Toivonen and codriver Sergio Cresta are killed when their Lancia Delta S4 Group B rally car crashes into a tree and bursts into flame during the Tour de Corse rally (1986).

May 3
Jochen Rindt drives a Lotus 69 to victory in the Eifelrennen F2 race on the Nurburgring in West Germany (1970).

May 4
Peter Collins wins the International Trophy race at Silverstone, England, driving a Ferrari Dino 246 (1957).

May 5
Achille Varzi drives an Auto Union to victory in the Tunis Grand Prix (1935).

May 6
George Follmer drives an AMC Javelin to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Bryar Park in New Hampshire, USA (1972).

May 7
The first organized motorcycle race in the western United States is held at Agriculture Park in Los Angeles, California. Ralph Hamlin wins the 10-mile event in a time of 18 minutes, 32 seconds (1901).

May 8
Andy Granatelli passes his Indy rookie driver's test (1948).

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Series History
Drivers Peter Collins , George Follmer , Jochen Rindt