This Week in Racing History (May 29-June 4)

By Michael Stucker, www.vintageRPM.com

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

www.vintageRPM.com

May 29
The Monaco F3 race is won by Peter Revson in a Ron Harris Lotus 35. The race is also the first F3 appearance for Matra (1965).

May 30
Johnny Rutherford drives a McLaren to victory in the rain-shortened Indianapolis 500. The race is the shortest 500 in history at only 225 miles. It is also the last Indy 500 win for an Offenhauser-powered car (1976).

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Johnny Rutherford in his 1980 driving suit
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Johnny Rutherford in his 1980 driving suit

May 31
Dany Snobeck drives an Alfa Romeo GTV-6 to victory in the production saloon race at Pau, France (1982).

June 1
Jo Siffert and Brian Redman, sharing a Porsche 908 Spyder, win the 1000 kilometer sports car race on the Nurburgring in West Germany (1969).

June 2
Paul Tracy wins the CART Miller Lite 250 on the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin, USA (2002).

June 3
Leo Kinnunen wins the Interserie race on the Norisring in West Germany driving the AAW Porsche 917/10 (1973).

June 4
The SCCA L&M Continental F5000 race at Edmonton International Speedway in Alberta, Canada, is won by David Hobbs at the wheel of a Chevrolet-powered Lola T300 (1972).

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Series History
Drivers Paul Tracy , David Hobbs , Brian Redman , Dany Snobeck , Johnny Rutherford , Peter Revson
Tags david hobbs, johnny rutherford, jo siffert. brian redman, leo kinnunen, lotus, maclaren, mike stucker, offenhauser, paul tracy, peter revson