This Week in Racing History (June 15-21)

This Week in Racing History June 15 - Sportscar racer Eje Elgh born (1953). - 1976 F1 World Champion James Hunt dies of a heart attack in London at the age of 45 (1993). June 16 - Jim Hurtubise, driving an Kuzma-Offy, wins...

This Week in Racing History

June 15 - Sportscar racer Eje Elgh born (1953).

- 1976 F1 World Champion James Hunt dies of a heart attack in London at the age of 45 (1993).

June 16 - Jim Hurtubise, driving an Kuzma-Offy, wins the USAC Champ Car race on the dirt at Langhorne, Pennsylvania (1960).

June 17 - Selwyn Francis Edge drove a Napier continuously for 24 Hours at the Brooklands track in England. Track officially opened (1907).

June 18 - Enzo Ferrari sell 50% of Ferrari to Gianni Agnelli of Fiat (1969).

June 19 - Ettore Bugatti wins the 175km Padua-Vincenza-Thiene-Bassano- Treviso-Padua road race driving a twin-engined tricycle of his own design (1899).

- Dragracer Shirley Muldowney born (1940).

June 20 - Jochen Rindt and Masten Gregory drive a North American Racing Team Ferrari 250LM to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1965).

June 21 - Sportcar racer Rob Dyson born (1946).

- Piers Courage dies in accident during Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort (1970).

- Ayrton Senna wins the USGP at Detroit. Last GP win for Lotus (1987).

Correction: Cale Yarborough's race at Le Mans on June 13, 1981, lasted, of course, 52 minutes and 54 seconds, not 52 hours and 54 minutes.

Previous issues of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker | Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, Texas stucker@sugar-land.anadrill.slb.com | Definately not Anadrill's opinion. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1997 "It's all fun and games. Until you break a hip." -- Craig Kilborn

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Drivers Shirley Muldowney , Rob Dyson , Ayrton Senna , James Hunt , Cale Yarborough , Jochen Rindt