This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

May 28
Walt Hansgen wins the SCCA National sports car race at Bridehampton, New York, USA, driving a Maserati Tipo 61 (1961).

May 29
Nine-time Isle of Man TT motorcycle race winner David Jeffries dies in a practice accident on the Isle (2003).

May 30
Jimmy Murphy drives the Miller-powered Dusenberg chassis that he won the 1921 French Grand Prix with to victory in the Indianapolis 500. First Indy win for a driver starting on the pole. First win for a Miller designed engine. Eight of the top-ten finishers are Duesenbergs (1922).

May 31
Vic Elford and Kurt Ahrens drive a Porsche 908/3 to victory in the 1000km endurance race on the Nurburgring in West Germany (1970).

June 1
Derick Bell, Hans Stuck, and Al Holbert drive a Rothmans Porsche 962 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Jo Gartner dies in an accident during the early morning hours (1986).

June 2
Swede Savage dies of injuries sustained three days earlier during the Indianapolis 500 (1973).

June 3
NASCAR crew chief Troy Selberg born (1965).