This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

May 23
Jim Hall and Hap Sharp lap the field in the USRRC race at Bridgehampton, New York, USA, in their Chaparral 2s. Hall wins the race and is presented with the Vanderbilt Cup by Cornelius Vanderbilt (1965).

May 24
A.J. Foyt wins both sprint car feature races on the 1-mile dirt track at the Indiana State Fairgrounds (1974).

May 25
Champ Car racer and British F3 Champion Mario Haberfeld born (1976).

May 26
Adolf Hitler lays the foundation stone for the Volkwagen factory near the castle of Wolfsburg in Germany (1938).

May 27
Arie Luyendyk wins his second Indianapolis 500 (1997).

May 28
Bob Morris drives a Holden Torana to victory in the Australian Touring Car Championship race at Calder, Australia (1978).

May 29
A.J. Foyt wins his fourth Indianapolis 500. Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to race in the 500. She starts 26th and finishes 29th (1977).