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

Michael Stucker, Historian

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

May 27
Gil de Ferran wins the CART Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix at Nazereth, Pennsyvania, USA, to give Penske Racing their 100th Champ Car win (2000).

Gil de Ferran
Gil de Ferran

Photo by: Bob Kozel

May 28
Driven by Sarel van de Merwe, the Porsche-powered Kreepy Krawly March 83G wins the IMSA GTP race at Lime Rock, Connecticut, USA (1984).

May 29
NASCAR stock car racer Charles Robert "Bobby" Hamilton, Sr., is born (1957).

May 30
L.L. Corum and Joe Boyer become the first drivers to share an Indianapolis 500 victory. Corum starts the race in his Duesenberg but is replaced by Boyer on lap 110 after the Duesenberg Boyer started in suffers supercharger problems. Alfred Moss, father of Stirling Moss, finishes 16th (1924).

May 31
Jimmy Vasser drives a Reynard-Honda to victory in the CART Miller Lite 200 on the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin, USA (1998).

June 1
Jean-Pierre Wimille drives a Simca-Gordini to victory in the Coupe Robert Benoist on a road circuit near Nimes, France (1947).

June 2
Henri Pescarolo and Gerard Larrousse drive a Matra M670B/C to victory in the 1000 kilometer sports car race at Imola, Italy (1974).

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