This Week in Racing History (May 27-June 2)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 27 Neil Hodgson, riding a Ducati, wins the first and Frankie Chili, on a Suzuki, wins the second World Superbike race at Donnington Park, England (2001). May 28 Olivier...

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

May 27
Neil Hodgson, riding a Ducati, wins the first and Frankie Chili, on a Suzuki, wins the second World Superbike race at Donnington Park, England (2001).

May 28
Olivier Gendebien and Wolfgang "Taffy" von Tripps drive a Ferrari 246SP to victory in the Targa Florio road race in Sicily, Italy (1961).

May 29
Bob Drake, driving a Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage", wins a sports cars race at Santa Barbara, California, USA (1960).

May 30
Elmer George wrecks himself and another car on the parade lap of the Inianapolis 500, Sam Hanks goes on to win the race and then announces his retirement in victory lane (1957).

May 31
F1 driver Andrea "de Crasheris" de Cesaris is born in Rome, Italy (1969).

June 1
This is the day by which Zora Arkus Duntov had planned to have 100 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sports built for FIA homologation. It didn't happen after General Motors management found out and stopped him after only 5 cars were produced (1963).

June 2
Future stock car racing great Junior Johnson and his father are arrested for making moonshine wiskey (1956).

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