This Week in Racing History (May 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 6 Alessandro Cagno, driving an Italia, wins the first Targa Florio road race. He covers the 276.8 mile Grande Circuito della Madonie on the Italian island of Sicily in 9...

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

May 6
Alessandro Cagno, driving an Italia, wins the first Targa Florio road race. He covers the 276.8 mile Grande Circuito della Madonie on the Italian island of Sicily in 9 hours, 32 minutes and 22 seconds, for an average speed of 29.06 mph (1906).

May 7
Tom Rooney wins the 75 mile American Automobile Association event at Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, in a Stutz Black Hawk (1927).

May 8
Graham Hill drives a Brabham BT34 to victory in the non-championship F1 International Trophy Race at Silverstone, England (1971).

May 9
Ted Horn wins sprintcar race on 1-mile dirt oval at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1948).

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

May 11
Michael Webber drives an Alfa Romeo T33/2 to victory in a sports car race in Fassberg, Germany (1969).

May 12
The Spa-Francochamps 500 kilometer race is won by Willy Mairesse in a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963).

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