This Week in Racing History (May 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 4 Scooter Patrick drives an Alfa Romeo T33/2 to victory in a sports car race in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1969). May 5 Elio de Angelis, driving a Lotus-Renault 97T, is awarded...

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

May 4
Scooter Patrick drives an Alfa Romeo T33/2 to victory in a sports car race in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1969).

May 5
Elio de Angelis, driving a Lotus-Renault 97T, is awarded first place in the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, Italy, after provisional winner Alain Prost's McLaren is found to be underweight in post-race inspection (1985).

May 6
Albert Divo wins the Targa Florio road race in Italy (1928).

May 7
Pietro Bordino drives a Fiat 804 to victory in the 50 mile preliminary race on the board track at Cotati, California, USA (1922).

May 8
Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bill "Vuky" Vukovich marries Ester Schimdt by eloping in Reno, Nevada, USA (1940).

May 9
Fred Lorenzen wins the Rebel 300 NASCAR stockcar race (1964).

May 10
Jochen Rindt wins the Monaco GP. Last F1 victory for the Lotus 49 (1970).

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Series History
Drivers Alain Prost , Elio de Angelis , Scooter Patrick , Fred Lorenzen , Jochen Rindt