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

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 29 Jackie Ickx and Jochen Mass drive a Rothman's Porsche 956 to victory in the World Endurance Championship race on the Nurburgring in Germany. Last international 1000km event to use the ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

May 29
Jackie Ickx and Jochen Mass drive a Rothman's Porsche 956 to victory in the World Endurance Championship race on the Nurburgring in Germany. Last international 1000km event to use the Nordschleife (1983).

May 30
Al Unser wins his first Indianapolis 500 driving the Johnny Lightning Special. First Indy 500 with a million dollar purse. Stock car racer Donnie Allison is named Indy Rookie of the Year after finishing fourth (1970).

May 31
Guy Lee Evans, riding an Indian, becomes the first American to win a motorcycle race at Brooklands in England (1909).

June 1
Doc Bundy, Andy Wallace, and David Brabham drive a Panoz GTR-1 to victory in the PSR Exxon Supreme GT1 race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1997).

June 2
Allen Crowe dies in a wreck during a sprint car race in New Bremen, Ohio (1963).

June 3
Mark C. Smith wins the Bosch-VW Super Vee race at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (1989).

June 4
Eddie Cheever, driving for the Osella team, wins the F2 race at Pau, France (1979).

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Drivers Andy Wallace , David Brabham , Eddie Cheever , Donnie Allison , Jochen Mass , Doc Bundy , Al Unser

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