This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

May 7
The Bob Banning Dodge wins the Funny Car feature at Frank Maratta's Connecticut Dragway in Connecticut, USA (1972).

May 8
Willy Mairesse and Herbert Muller drive the Filipenetti Porsche 906 to victory in the Targa Florio road race on the Italian island of Sicily (1966).

May 9
Nino Vaccarella and Lorenzo Bandini win the Targa Florio in a Ferrari 275P2 (1965).

May 10
Drag racer Butch Leal born (1944).

May 11
The first Ferrari automobile, 125 Sport chassis 01C, races for the first time. Franco Cortese DNFs at Piancenza, Italy, when the fuel system gives out (1947).

May 12
Mike Parkes wins the International Trophy Race at Silverstone, England, in a Ferrari 250 GTO (1962).

May 13
Sterling Moss drives a Maserati 250F to victory in the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo (1956).