This Week in Racing History (May 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 9 Hermann Lang, driving a Mercedes-Benz, wins the Tripoli Grand Prix for his first GP win (1937). May 10 Colin Edwards wins both races at Monza, Italy, for his first ...

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

May 9
Hermann Lang, driving a Mercedes-Benz, wins the Tripoli Grand Prix for his first GP win (1937).

May 10
Colin Edwards wins both races at Monza, Italy, for his first World Superbike victories (1998).

May 11
First race for the Porsche 917 is the 1000 kilometer sports car race at Spa, Belgium. Two cars are entered. The Jo Siffert/Brian Redman car does not start while the Gerhard Mitter/Udo Schultz car suffers engine failure in the race. However, Siffer & Redman win the race in a Porsche 908 (1969).

May 12
1958 Le Mans winner Roy Salvadori born in Dovercourt, Essex, England (1922).

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

May 14
E.G. "Cannanonball" Baker finishes a transcontinental motorcycle ride from San Diego, California, to New York, New York, a distance of 3378.9 miles, in 276 hours (1909).

May 15
Chet Miller dies when he crashes during practice for the Indianapolis 500 (1953).

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Series History
Drivers Colin Edwards , Brian Redman , Stirling Moss